Field Guide to the Birds of North America

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National Geographic Society, 2002 - Nature - 480 pages
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Now in its fourth edition, the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America is the ultimate birder’s field guide. Sturdy, portable, and easy-to-use, it features the most complete information available on every bird species known to North America. This revised edition features 250 completely updated range maps, new plumage and species classification information, specially commissioned full-color illustrations, and a superb new index that allows birders in the field to quickly identify a species.

The National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fourth Edition will continue to be a bestseller among the fastest-growing sector in the U.S. travel market—the nearly 25 million people who travel each year specifically to observe wild birds.

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Great reference for bird watchers - Goodreads
Excellent descriptions but I prefer more photographs. - Goodreads
excellent illustrations! - Goodreads
Excellent reference. - Goodreads
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I have trouble with only illustrations. - Goodreads

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Finally finished reading this cover-to-cover after a year of about a page a day plus many reread parts as I tried to identify birds. Anyone in North American interested in finding out more about the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Johann - Goodreads

While I haven't actually read through this book from cover to cover (I'm using the sixth edition), it has proven itself extremely useful. I spent quite some time reading about the various field guides ... Read full review

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Frederick A. Day, Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Southwest Texas State University.

Roger M. Downs, Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University.

Paul L. Knox, University Distinguished Professor and Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Peter Haynes Meserve, Associate Professor of Geography and Geology, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Head, Environmental Studies, Columbia College.

Barney Warf, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Florida State University.

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