A field guide to advanced birding

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: UOM:49015000814245
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Nature

Explains how to identify the most difficult species of birds

A Field Guide to Advanced Birding

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0395533767
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Bird watching

Another winner in the esteemed series, this one telling how to solve the most challenging bird identification problems of North America. The guide covers the 35 most difficult groups of birds, explaining what the problems are in each group, and systematically showing how to solve them. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547248325
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

A resource with nearly 900 full-color photos examines the basics of each major bird group, describes the principles of identification and much more. By the author of Lives of North American Birds. 20,000 first printing.

Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618574239
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618456970
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Nature

Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618456945
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Nature

The only field guide for identifying the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, and sky of the Midwest.

Lives of North American Birds

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618159886
Release Date: 2001-11-01
Genre: Nature

A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

Author: Eric R. Eaton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618153101
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information--including life histories, behaviors, and habitats--on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.

How to Be a Better Birder

Author: Derek Lovitch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691144481
Release Date: 2012-03-25
Genre: Nature

Explains the best practices for bird identification including using the weather, geography, and radar.

Pete Dunne s Essential Field Guide Companion

Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544135680
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Nature

In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America

Author: Jonathan Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426213731
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Nature

Examines more than eighty avian families, including an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation, and describes all 962 species, covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distribution.

Rare Birds of North America

Author: Steve N. G. Howell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400848072
Release Date: 2014-02-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status. Rare Birds of North America provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds. Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and Canada Features 275 stunning color plates that depict every species Explains patterns of occurrence by region and season Provides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migration Includes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips

The Warbler Guide

Author: Tom Stephenson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400846863
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Genre: Nature

Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you distinguish songs and calls. The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. For more information, please see the author videos on the Princeton University Press website. Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes A complete, page-by-page audio companion to all of the 1,000-plus songs and calls covered by the book is available for purchase and download from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library by using the link at www.TheWarblerGuide.com

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426208287
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Presents a guidebook which provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, locator and range maps, and plumage and species classification data on over 990 species of birds found in North America.

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

Author: James D. Rising
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408134603
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Nature

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America. Species accounts include discussions of species': * Identification * Measurements * Voice * Habitat * Ecology * Nesting biology * Distribution * Taxonomy * Geographic variations * Historical and present status