Birds of North America: A Guide To Field Identification [NOOK Book]

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Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, Birds of North America, a ...

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Birds of North America: A Guide To Field Identification

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Overview

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.


Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, Birds of North America, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals. Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this invaluable resource provides:


-All of North America in one volume

-Over 800 species and 600 range maps

-Arthur Singer's famous illustrations featuring male, female, and juvenile plumage

-Sonograms that picture sound for easy song recognition

-Migration routes, feeding habits, and characteristic flight patterns

-American ornithologists' classifications

-Convenient check boxes to record birds you have identified

-Color tabs for quick references

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466862494
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Series: Golden Field Guide f/St. Martin's Press
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 132,506
  • File size: 48 MB
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Meet the Author

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.


Chandler S. Robbins contributed to nature guides from St. Martin's Press.
Bertel Bruun contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press.
Herbert S. Zim contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press.
Artur Singer contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press.
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  • Posted May 12, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The best field guide for beginning birders or casual observers.

    This book was recommended to me when I began birding in 1976. It continues to be the one field guide I keep handy at all times and the one I give to friends or new birders. The illustrations and descriptions accurately depict field marks such as eye rings, wing bars, etc., yet the book is easy to understand and to use. It is especially helpful that the range maps are on the same page as the species descriptions. Although I own numerous other 'bird books'--some larger, others more scholarly, I still use this handy, accurate reference when conducting 'Breakfast With the Birds', or guided walks as a volunteer with the county park system. I would recommend it to anyone of any age who wants to identify the birds they encounter.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2002

    Field Identification - complete, accurate, up-to-date

    Extremely good, complete source for field identification for all of North America. Clear illustrations of both sexes from each species (when needed) often both when perched and in flight. Helpful and brief physical descriptions and song descriptions. Easy to read range maps. Nicely organized by family. Helpful close-ups for distinguishing look-alikes. Good for birdwatchers and zoologists. Good for beginners and experts. Little information on behavior - more of an identification tool.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    Great Bird Book

    I wanted a book to identify species of birds and found this to be a very informative book, with plenty of color illustrations and good descriptions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2014

    Old Faithful

    I've been using an earlier edition of this book for 30 years. It's perfect for fast identification. Does it contain an abundance of species specific information? Not particularly, but the basics are there. I find it perfect for those sudden moments when I say to myself "I wonder what that was?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Don't purchase as a nook book

    This book is not worth it. When you open it, the links don't work to the chapters (alright, it tells you that "some" of the links don't work, but really, none of them do). The pictures are not easy to make larger- and take several clicks to get to a viewable size. Then the descriptions are on pages before the pictures sometimes.

    I have the paperback version of this and love it. But as a Nook Book - NOT work it. I wish I could have a refund.

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