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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Excellent Source of Material

    Am new "birder" - reviewed several books but found this one to be the most comprehensive and set up for my needs. It was also recommended by our local Audubon Society members.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    The Best Field Guide

    This is an outstanding guide for birders of all levels. The artwork is outstanding with beautiful colors and poses which highlight the most important features of the bird for identification purposes. There are useful comparisons of similar birds. The layout and design have been refined to near perfection in the sixth edition. The bird descriptions provide excellent detail, the maps are clear and easy to understand. The book is the right size to allow easy manipulation and reading in the field but with a weight that is easily mangaged during a dawn to dusk foray.

    I wish it was available in a Nook edition as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2014

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    This guide's comprehensiveness is also its biggest flaw, I had a

    This guide's comprehensiveness is also its biggest flaw, I had an earlier edition that was slightly smaller. Because of that the species on the plates were crowded together. That has been corrected. However, the fact the authors felt the necessity to include every species ever recorded in NA, even the Aleutian islands, might make this confusing for beginners. James Coe's out of print Birds of Eastern North America is a model for a beginner's guide. All The Birds of North America, also out of print, solved the problem by downsizing rare birds and and placing them above common species. If you are looking for more species info, the Geographic Complete Birds of North America is a fine supplement to this guide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2000

    Outstanding

    Superb update to the previous edition. A must for any birder.

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