Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544867109
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Nature

A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.

Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345852
Release Date: 2002-04-04
Genre: Nature

Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work—a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing—should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547152469
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the eastern and central areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547905617
Release Date: 2019-04-02
Genre: Nature

A comprehensive field guide that uses an innovative Sound Index to allow readers to quickly identify unfamiliar songs and calls of birds in western North America. Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird’s repertoire, it’s difficult to sort through them all. Now, with the western edition of this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field-guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can translate what they hear into visual recognition, without any musical training or auditory memorization. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that are likely to be confused because of the similarity of their songs. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

A Field Guide to the Birds

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Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0395911753
Release Date: 1998-06-01
Genre: Nature

The updated volume of the bestselling Peterson Field Guide Series features the unique Peterson Identification System covering all birds of eastern and central North America, shown in full color and described in detail. Summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data are shown on 390 complete, easy-to-read range maps.

A Field Guide to Feeder Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061805944X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

Provides advice on how to set up and stock a bird feeder, and fend off squirrels and predators, and offers information on identifying and feeding birds that visit feeders in eastern and central Canada and the United States.

Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811758611
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Nature

More than 200 plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in eastern wetland habitats are featured in this detailed field guide.

A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

Author: James Bond
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618002103
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Genre: Nature

Descriptions of more than 400 species of birds found in the islands of the West Indies include local names of birds, notes on migrants and winter residents -- as well as birds that breed there -- and voice, habitat, and range information. More than 340 illustrations aid in identification.

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 039597514X
Release Date: 1999-03
Genre: Nature

Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

A Field Guide to California and Pacific Northwest Forests

Author: John C. Kricher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395928966
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

A detailed guide brings to life the beauty, inhabitants, and various kinds of trees and plants of the Sierra Nevada forests, the California forests, the Pacific Northwest forests, and the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Original.