Backyard Birds

Author: Jonathan P. Latimer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395922763
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, voices, and habitats of a variety of common birds, arranged by their color. Includes the Peterson System of identifying birds by their unique markings.

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 039597514X
Release Date: 1999-03-01
Genre: Nature

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

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jonathan K. Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426207204
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Covers more than 150 species of North American birds and includes nearly 300 full-color photos, 150 range maps and 500 additional illustrations, as well as tips on feeding, birdhouses and creating bird-friendly backyard landscapes. Original.

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America

Author: Jonathan Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426310942
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles one hundred bird species from coast to coast, offers information about topics ranging from bird calls to behaviors, and provides complementary sidebars, range maps, and instructions for building birdhouses and bird feeders.

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 061890445X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Peterson Field Guides and Bird Watchers Digest team up to provide expert advice on attracting, feeding and identifying hummingbirds and butterflies, in a book that includes range guides and full-color photos for the most common species. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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 Bird Sounds of Eastern North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547905600
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Nature

The first comprehensive guide to the sounds of eastern North American birds, featuring an innovative visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field.​ Bird songs and calls are just as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. But until now, the only way to learn them was by memorization. With 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 learn to visualize sounds, without any musical training or auditory memorization. Picturing sounds makes it possible to search this book visually for a bird song heard in the field. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that sound alike. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online, through Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. 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.

Birds of Europe North Africa and the Middle East

Author: Frédéric Jiguet
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691172439
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Nature

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is the first comprehensive pocket-sized photographic field guide to every bird species in the Western Palearctic—this includes winter visitors and common migrants but also all rarities to the region, even if they have been recorded only once. The guide also covers hypothetical species—those that have a good chance of being recorded due to such factors as range expansion and changing weather patterns. The book's 2,200 stunning color photographs mean that every species is pictured, making field identification quick and easy. Succinct text covers key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution, and distribution maps are provided for regular breeding species. Particular attention and details are given to help differentiate similar-looking species. Lavishly illustrated, up-to-date, and wide-ranging, Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is an essential field guide for every naturalist and birder. The first comprehensive field guide to include every bird species in the Western Palearctic (Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East) 2,200 superb color photographs Succinct text looks at key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution

Birds of Western North America

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076002864192
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

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)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 0792253140
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Birds of Central Asia

Author: Raffael Ayé
Publisher:
ISBN: 069115337X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Nature

The first-ever guide to the birds of Central Asia covering 618 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants. Introductory sections introduce the land and its birds.