A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico

A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico

by Virginia Marie Peterson, Roger Tory Peterson
     
 

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"The Birder's Bible" for more than 60 years, Roger Tory Peterson's classic Field Guide to Western Birds includes all species found in North America west of the 100th meridian and north of Mexico. Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, Western Birds contains 165 full-color paintings that show more than 1,000 birds from 700 species. Summer and winter…  See more details below

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"The Birder's Bible" for more than 60 years, Roger Tory Peterson's classic Field Guide to Western Birds includes all species found in North America west of the 100th meridian and north of Mexico. Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, Western Birds contains 165 full-color paintings that show more than 1,000 birds from 700 species. Summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data are shown on easy-to-read range maps.

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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. Subtitled A completely new guide to field marks of all species found in North America west of the 100th meridian and north of Mexico. Has 165 new paintings showing all birds west of the Great Plains, 441 new maps, and a revised text describing each species--its field marks, habitat, voice, and its key distinguishing characteristics. Cloth (unseen), $22.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This field guide comes in a near-pocket size for easy outdoor toting and appears in its third revised edition to provide a field handbook based on the unique Peterson Identification System. Over a hundred paintings display over 1,000 birds from 700 species, with range maps accompanying the natural history and identification details. Western Birds is more solid than an ordinary paperback, yet contains some of the rigidity of a hardcover, lending to its durability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395911730
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/06/1990
Series:
Peterson Field Guides Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.62(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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