Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Nature - 392 pages
Written by the experts at Bird Watcher's Digest, Identify Yourself gives beginning and intermediate bird watchers a helping hand with some of the most confounding identification challenges -- birds that are commonly encountered but difficult to tell apart. Combining clear, easy-to-understand text with beautiful illustrations that show key field marks, Identify Yourself is the solution to identifying many of North America's hard-to-distinguish birds..
 

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Amazing book - walks thru hundreds of issues birders face ID'ing the correct birds. Only book I've seen so far that breaks it down in this manner - will full color illustrations and easy to understand markers to help you get a better grip on what birds your watching. Read full review

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A basic birding guide will help identify many birds, yet there are numerous times when a beginning or intermediate birder needs more assistance--added ornithological detail, comparative comments, and ... Read full review

Contents

WATERFOWL
1
WADING BIRDS
47
White Herons
54
Dark Ibises
61
Soaring Buteos
71
Falcons
78
Accipiters
86
Eagles
95
CORVIDS
211
SWALLOWS
219
CHICKADEES
237
WRENS AND KINGLETS
246
THRUSHES
260
TANAGERS AND BUNTINGS
307
SPARROWS
316
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES
350

Basics of Shorebird ID
102
Yellowlegs
109
be possible
114
GULLS ANO TERNS
134
CUCKOOS
160
WOODPECKERS
177
SHRIKES
189
VIREOS
197
FINCHES
361
Resources
370
Contributor Biographies and Credits
376
Marshall Iliff a lifelong birder and a tour leader for Victor Emanuel
377
Common and Scientific Names of Birds
383
Index
389
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KENN KAUFMAN, originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world's foremost naturalists. JULIE ZICKEFOOSE began illustrating natural history subjects as a college freshman in 1976. Since then, her writing has been featured in Bird Watcher's Digest, on NPR's All Things Considered, and in her book of illustrated essays Letters from Eden. She lives in Ohio.

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