Author: Jonathan Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic
Release Date: 2005
An authoritative series of compact regional bird field guides surveys the diverse bird species in a variety of popular birding hotspots, along with helpful identification tips, detailed descriptions, full-color artwork and photographs, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about North American birds.
Focusing on birds of Michigan, this children's field guide features full-color photographs and information about the native bird species, organized by color to help kids quickly and easily identify birds throughout the state.
A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 650 species of birds from east of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release Date: 2003
A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 703 species of birds from west of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.
This is the book that goes beyond the field guides - not a guide for naming the birds, but a reference for understanding them - a complete, handy, one-volume encyclopedia on the fascinating lives of our birds. The essential companion to your field guide. Information on more than 900 birds: complete life histories for 680 species that occur regularly in North America and shorter accounts for more than 230 others that visit occasionally; every important detail about the lives of birds: what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, their current conservation status, and much more; over 600 beautiful photographs and over 600 range maps; and up-to-date, thorough, and accurate, but written in clear, nontechnical language.
Combining informative and accessible text, up-to-date maps, and--above all--stunning color photographs, this is the best and most lavishly illustrated photographic guide to the birds of western North America. All of the images have been carefully selected to convey both the sheer beauty and the key identification features of each bird, and many of the photos are larger than those found in other guides. Wherever possible, a variety of plumages are pictured, providing visual coverage and usefulness matching any artwork-illustrated field guide. And many of the images are state-of-the-art digital photographs by Brian Small, one of North America's finest bird photographers. These pictures, many seen here for the first time, reproduce a previously unimaginable level of detail. Finally, the ranges of nearly all species are shown on maps from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the authority on North American birding. New and experienced birders alike will find this guide indispensable: the clear layout will help novices easily identify the birds they see, while the superb photographs will help seasoned birders confirm identifications. The best, most lavishly illustrated photographic guide to the region's birds Larger color photos than most other field guides Fresh contemporary design--clear, easy-to-use, and attractive Informative, accessible, and authoritative text Range maps from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Covers entire western half of mainland North America (excluding Mexico) and the arctic and subarctic territorial islands of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Hawaii)
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.
The third volume in a series of identification guides, including Seabirds and Shorebirds, Waterfowl will not only appeal to birders but to hunters and bird carvers. It covers 150 species of ducks, geese and swans and illustrates all major plumages and sub-species. 48-page color insert, 150 maps.
Author: Mel M. Baughman
Publisher: National Geographic
Release Date: 2005-03-01
These handy, informative pocket-sized guides are an essential resource for the novice or experienced birder. The guides in this regional series focus on America's most popular birding hotspots. Featuring 200 specimens each, the guides group birds by family rather than alphabetically, as approved by the American Ornithological Association. A quick-reference alphabetical guide on the inside cover provides an easy way to find a name quickly. Each entry has a vivid photograph showing the bird in its native habitat. On the facing page, a list of bulleted points confirms at a glance the bird's identity. These field ID clues note the bird's size, color, beak and wing shape, markings, song, flight pattern, habitat, and hotspots in which to find them. Special field facts highlighted at the bottom of each entry give additional information about what to look for in the bird's behavior, and detailed maps show the range of each bird's habitat. With a comprehensive index including life list, these user-friendly guides will quickly become favorite companions on the track to lifelong birding.