A Field Guide to Western Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061813218X
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Nature

Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, a guide to more than 1,000 birds from 700 species, including summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data on easy-to-read maps.

Advanced Birding

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 039597500X
Release Date: 1999-03-01
Genre: Nature

Covering thirty-five of the most difficult groups of birds, from winter loons to confusing fall warblers, jaegers to chickadees, accipiters to flycatchers, this clearly written and beautifully illustrated field guide tells exactly how to solve the most challenging bird identification problems of North America.

Where the Birds are

Author: Robert Musser Brown
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789471698
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Nature

A guide to the one hundred best birdwatching sites in the United States and Canada offers tips for planning trips to fit one's need, interest, and budget, in addition to a complete listing of national parks, wildlife refuges, and state forests, parks, nature preserves, research stations, deserts, and much more.

The Art of Bird Identification

Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811748480
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Nature

How to get good, then better, then even better at identifying birds in the field-and have fun doing it.

In the Field Among the Feathered

Author: Thomas R. Dunlap
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780199734597
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Genre: History

A history of field guides about American birds from the Victorian era to the present draws on extensive archival research to demonstrate how the twin pursuits of recreation and conservation have rendered field guides a preferred method of informal education, citing the contributions of such figures as Roger Tory Peterson.

Exploring Earth s Biomes

Author: Claire O'Neal
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612281247
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

It’s a tough life out there. Throughout Earth’s six major biomes—tundra, taiga, rain forest, temperate deciduous forest, grassland, and desert—plants and animals use special strategies to cope with challenges in their environment. Have you ever wondered how plants survive in the desert? Or what happens to worms in the winter? Or where you fit in a food web? In this book, you’ll find these answers and more by doing experiments about Earth’s biomes. Learn to think like an ecologist as you plant, bake, and dig your way through biomes around the globe.

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus Johan Murie
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061851743X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

A new edition of the classic guide to animal tracking includes descriptions of habitats, habits, signs, and much more, providing thousands of line drawings of bird, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that leave tracks. Original.

Naturally Curious Day by Day

Author: Mary Holland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780811765596
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Genre: Nature

This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.

Pete Dunne on Bird Watching

Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811762946
Release Date: 2015-08-15
Genre: Nature

Birding is one of the most popular and fastest-growing outdoor activities, but it can seem intimidating for beginners who don't know where, when, or how to search for birds. Fortunately, Pete Dunne, one of the most popular and respected writers in the field, has written a guide that will help even the most casual observers identify the skills and tools they need to develop their interest in birding.

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington

Author: Howard Youth
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421412320
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Science

Nature awaits discovery at almost every turn in the complex ecosystem of Washington, D.C. In parks large and small, within the District's gardens, and on public streets, there is tremendous biodiversity. In Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C., naturalist Howard Youth takes us on an urban safari, describing the wild side of the nation's capital. Beyond the abundant wildlife that can be seen in every neighborhood, Washington boasts a large park network rich in natural wonders. A hike along the trails of Rock Creek Park, one of the country’s largest and oldest urban forests, quickly reveals white-tailed deer, eastern gray squirrels, and little brown bats. Mayapples, Virginia bluebells, and red mulberry trees are but a few of the treasures found growing at the National Arboretum. A stroll along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers might reveal stealthy denizens such as bullfrogs, largemouth bass, and common snapping turtles. Detailed drawings by Carnegie artist Mark A. Klingler and photography by Robert E. Mumford, Jr., reveal the rich color and stunning beauty of the flora and fauna awaiting every D.C. naturalist. Whether seeking a secluded jog or an adventurous outing, residents and tourists alike will find this handsome guide indispensable for finding oases away from the noise of the city.

My Book of Birds

Author: Geraldo Valerio
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781526360502
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

My Book of Birds is packed full of stunning illustrations and incredible facts. From majestic golden eagles and snowy owls to brilliant red crossbills and puffins to the tiniest of hummingbirds, the book covers them all. Did you know cormorants can dive underwater for up to 30 seconds at a time? Or that in winter, ptarmigans' feathers turn completely white, so they can blend in with their snowy habitat? Beautifully designed, and with a debossed wibalin cover, this is an ideal gift for bird lovers of all ages! If you've loved Beautiful Birds, or The Genius of Birds, or Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds, then you'll love this. Incredible collage illustrations from Geraldo Valerio show a variety of feathered creatures in their natural habitats as they hunt for food, impress their mates, nest and care for their young. The concise, accessible text is ideal for children aged six and above, and provides information ranging from clever techniques for finding food to remarkable physical features to fascinating behaviors. But above all, Geraldo Valério shares his passion for birds in this lovingly created album, inspiring young readers with their beauty and the excitement of discovery. Includes an introduction, glossary, index and sources for further information.