A field guide to the birds: a completely new guide to all the birds of eastern and central North America
Houghton Mifflin Co., Jun 1, 1998 - Nature - 384 pages
Features the unique Peterson Identification System, which has never been surpassed as a tool for field identification and is available only in Peterson Guides. "The Birder's Bible" for over sixty years. All the birds of eastern and central North America--including accidentals, exotics, and escapes--shown in full color and described in detail. 390 complete, easy-to-read range maps showing summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range information. Easy-to-use facing-page format.
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How to Identify Birds
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