Stokes Field Guide to Birds

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316818097
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Nature

The easiest-to-use and most comprehensive field guide to North American birds-from the country's preeminent writers on birds and nature Drawing on more than twenty years' experience as bird and wildlife experts, Donald and Lillian Stokes have produced field guides that are factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll find: * All the identification information on a single page-color photographs, range map, and detailed description. No more fumbling to match photos with text! * For fast reference-a compact alphabetical index inside the front and back covers. * More than 900 high-resolution color identification photographs. * An illustrated Quick Guide to the most common backyard and feeder birds. * Convenient colored tabs keyed to each bird group. * Concise and comprehensive text, with information on habitat; plumage variation; feeding, nesting, and mating behavior; bird feeder proclivity; and-for the first time in any guide-population trends and conservation status.

Stokes Beginner s Guide to Birds

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316818119
Release Date: 1996-10-01
Genre: Nature

Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What's the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard? This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Eastern United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing firds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

Stokes Beginner s Guide to Shorebirds

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316816965
Release Date: 2001-07-18
Genre: Nature

A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide to shorebirds, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on the best times to view shorebirds, information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

Stokes Beginner s Guide to Hummingbirds

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316816957
Release Date: 2002-04-29
Genre: Nature

A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide tohummingbirds, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting hummingbirds, information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

Birds Of New York

Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Bird Identification Guides
ISBN: 1591931088
Release Date: 2005-03-15
Genre: Nature

Focusing on birds of New York, this field guide features full-color photographs and information, organized by color, to help readers quickly and easily identify the birds they see.

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.

The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds Eastern Region

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316213934
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Genre: Nature

The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, the THE NEW STOKES FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS: Eastern Region is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other photographic field guide available. This easy-to-use guide features 545 North American bird species and more than 2,000 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket! The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies, and birds in flight. The guide includes: * the newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order * special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape * detailed descriptions of songs and calls * important behavioral information and key habitat preferences * the newest range maps, detailing species' winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes Whether you are a novice or experienced birder, this new Stokes guide will take your birding to the next level.

The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316010510
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Nature

A new landmark in nature guides: the most authoritative, beautiful, and useful national pocket guide to birds. Pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, and easy to use, THE STOKES ESSENTIAL POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA contains everything you need to identify and enjoy birds in your backyard and beyond. Whether you're age 9 or 90, whether you're a novice or advanced birder, this book will help you identify birds quickly and accurately. It offers more than 580 stunning color photographs, coverage of more than 250 species, key identification clues, descriptions of songs and calls, notes on feeding and nesting behavior, advice on selecting bird feeders and binoculars, important behavioral information and key habitat preferences, and up-to-date range maps. The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, this book is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other beginner's guide on the market.

The Hummingbird Book

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316048477
Release Date: 2008-11-16
Genre: Nature

Attract amazing hummingbirds to your backyard! With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you'll find it easy to attract these tiny jewel-like birds to your own yard. The Stokes Hummingbird Book provides all the information you need to bring hummingbirds up close, identify them, and understand their fascinating and varied behavior. The book includes: * Range maps and full-color photographs to help you identify and locate hummingbirds * Information on how to select the proper feeders, what to use in them, when to put them up, and when to take them down * Advice on what flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds in your part of the country * Amazing facts about hummingbirds, such as how fast they fly and how much they weigh * Guidelines for photographing hummingbirds * Complete information on hummingbird behavior, including flight displays, breeding habits, and feeding * A special section on attracting orioles, with photographs and behavior guides for each of the eight species found in North America * A resource list for hummingbird supplies.

The Complete Birdhouse Book

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316084932
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Genre: Nature

Copiously illustrated with line drawings and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to build and seek out birdhouses, including the right birdhouse for many popular species .

The Backyard Birdsong Guide

Author: Donald Kroodsma
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811863972
Release Date: 2008-04-23
Genre: Nature

Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Western North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn how to pick out the wavering songs of a young Bewick's Wren, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.

Common Birds and Their Songs

Author: Lang Elliott
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395912385
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Describes the characteristics, behavior, habitat, and range of fifty birds, and includes recordings of their songs

Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Ted Floyd
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061120404
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Genre: Nature

This new field guide provides a suite of modern tools to effectively aid in the identification of more than 750 species of birds across North America. It introduces a "whole bird" approach by concisely gathering a collection of information about birds into one portable and well-organized volume. 2,000 stunning color photographs of birds in natural habitats show the most important field marks, regional population differences, life stages, and behaviors 700-plus detailed and up-to-date color range maps show summer, migration, winter, year-round, and rare but regular occurrences of every major species A DVD of birdsongs for 138 major species (587 vocalizations in all for 5½ hours of play); each high-quality MP3 file is embedded with an image of the bird, perfect to view on home computers and portable MP3 players Concise descriptions of habits and ecology, age-related and seasonal differences, regional forms, vocalization, and informative captions pointing out the most important aspects of the bird 46 group essays with information outlining taxonomy, feeding, migration, habitats, behaviors, and conservation status A thorough and accessible introduction to birds and birding includes sections on parts of a bird, plumage and molt, food and feeding, migration, habitats, conservation, tips on bow to become a better birder, and more A detailed glossary of terms, species checklist, and quick index The new Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America is perfectly designed to give birders the most powerful and user-friendly collection of information to carry into the field or wherever they enjoy learning about birds and nature.

Stokes Field Guide to Warblers

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316816647
Release Date: 2004-02-24
Genre: Nature

Hailed on the cover of the Birding magazine (winter 2003) as "birding's first family," the Stokeses are increasingly recognized as America's leading writers on birds and the natural world.- The guide is organized according to the Stokeses' ingenious color-tab identification system and features a handy list of warbler "hot spots." The "Stokes Select" brand of bird feeders, houses, and seed is sold at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouses (600 stores nationwide).

The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316010502
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Nature

The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, the new STOKES FIELD GUIDE includes more species, more photographs, and more useful identification information than any other photographic field guide. The guide features 853 North American bird species and more than 3,400 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket! The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies, and birds in flight. Also included * the newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order; * special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape; * detailed descriptions of songs and calls; * important behavioral information; * key habitat preferences of each species; and * the newest range maps, detailing species' winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes. * a special downloadable CD with more than 600 bird sounds (from Lang Elliott and Kevin Colver) and 150 photographs: the calls and songs of 150 common North American species.