Field Guide to the Birds of North America

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National Geographic Society, 2002 - Nature - 480 pages
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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My husband and I enjoy watching backyard and forest birds and wanted a book to help identify our birds. This is a wonderful guide tho perhaps a bit too much on the education and not as much as we like ... Read full review

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This book has given me the most information about the birds in our area over any other book. I have given 4 of them for gifts and the recipients have all agreed. 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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