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The Art of Bird Identification: A Straightforward Approach to Putting a Name to the Bird [NOOK Book]

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Practical expert advice and entertaining in-the-field examples of birding successes are detailed in this straightforward guide. Pete Dunne, one of the country's top birders and birding instructors, shares with readers how to get good, then better, then even better at identifying birds in the field--while having fun! Included are common birding mistakes and how to avoid them, descriptive information for 75 bird groups to help get the ID process off on the right foot, and full-color photos to help readers see ...
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The Art of Bird Identification: A Straightforward Approach to Putting a Name to the Bird

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Overview

Practical expert advice and entertaining in-the-field examples of birding successes are detailed in this straightforward guide. Pete Dunne, one of the country's top birders and birding instructors, shares with readers how to get good, then better, then even better at identifying birds in the field--while having fun! Included are common birding mistakes and how to avoid them, descriptive information for 75 bird groups to help get the ID process off on the right foot, and full-color photos to help readers see first-hand what they should be looking for in the field. Companion to The Art of Bird Finding.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811748483
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 710,650
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Pete Dunne is one of the country's best-known birders and the author of numerous books on birding, bird identification, and natural history. He is director of the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory and a past recipient of the American Birding Association's Roger Tory Peterson Award. He lives in Cumberland County, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Revelation vi

1 Leap of Faith 1

2 Point of Departure 6

3 So You Want to Identify a Bird. Take a Seat 16

4 Getting Real, Getting Focused, Getting to the Right Seat 56

5 Picking on Birds Your Own Size 70

6 Taking It All In: Integrate, Integrate, Integrate 76

7 A World of Sound: The Universe X2 88

8 After the Fundamentals: "Something Good" 108

9 When Birds Cheat: Exceptions to the Rule 121

10 The End of Field Identification 128

Last Thoughts? 133

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