A field guide to western birds: field marks of all species found in North America west of the 100th meridian, with a section on the birds of the Hawaiian Islands

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Houghton Mifflin, 1961 - Nature - 309 pages
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The most information on all land and water birds of western North America and Hawaiian Islands.

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User Review  - dele2451 - LibraryThing

Contains detailed pictures/paintings, useful zone maps depicting where bird species reside, and helpful notes about unintentional strays, voice and call characteristics, etc. This book is one of the two best we have used for identifying birds during our hikes. Read full review

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User Review  - Cygnus555 - LibraryThing

The Peterson Guide is indispensible. I am an avid birder and this is the only book I take into the field. It is littered with notes, weather, dirt and love. It is faded beyond belief! If you are looking for the best field guide to birds, this is it. Read full review

Contents

Gaviidae
3
Phalacrocoracidae
16
Accipitridae
48
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About the author (1961)

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalistsRoger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural scienc, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, mee, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Fredals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called theedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thom updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gopson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon. rdon.

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