Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide: Companion to the Audio CD's

( 5 )

Overview

Make bird watching in North and South Carolina even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in the Carolinas. This book features 140 species of Carolina birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you ...
See more details below
Paperback
$11.23
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$14.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $9.22   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Make bird watching in North and South Carolina even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in the Carolinas. This book features 140 species of Carolina birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Avery Journal - JEFF EASON
The Words Beneath The Wing
By Jeff Eason
The new generation of birding books makes the older field guides look dusty old school texts. Advances in digital and film photography equipment, printing resources and the ability to incorporate detailed sidebars and graphics on a single page make the new guides a requirement for any serious birder.
Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide by Stan Tekiela (2nd edition) is out now and published by Adventure Publications, Inc. It is the companion to Birds of the Carolinas Audio CDs.
Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide. Tekiela's Birds of the Carolinas is probably the better choice for birders who want a book to take with them on hikes and camping trips. The reason for that is simple: size. At 4 1/2 " x 6" and less than a pound, it puts a world of information into your backpack or jacket pocket. Its 345 pages are efficiently divided with a full-page color photo of a bird on the left-hand side and details of the same species on the right-hand side. A small map of the Carolinas on the right-hand side also shows the reader where he or she might find the species in our states during the winter, summer, migration and nesting seasons.
The first thing a birder's going to rely on when using a field guide are the photos. Tekiela's guide features crisp shots of the birds in their natural habitat with a keen eye for color balancing. Nothing can screw up the identification process as quickly as a bad or misleading photo and in that regard Birds of the Carolinas should be considered tops in its field. It also divides its species in chapters based on primary color, something that appeals to some birders while others prefer divisions based on species or habitat.
Other details of Tekiela's book include a comparative guide to help birders with "look-alike" spiecies and interesting tidbits on area birds. But it is the photos that make this book one of the best on the shelves today.
Birds of the Carolinas is available in paperback at area bookstores and at Fred's General Mercantile on Beech Mountain for $14.95
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591930662
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 183,152
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the originator of the popular state-specific field guides such as Mammals of Minnesota Field Guide. For over two decades, Stan has authored more than 100 field guides, nature appreciation books and wildlife audio CDs for nearly every state in the nation, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 20 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in over 20 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and Canon Professional Services. Stan resides in Victoria, Minnesota, with his wife, Katherine, and daughter, Abigail. He can be contacted via his web page at www.naturesmart.com.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Posted March 15, 2011

    Great resource for teaching kids about nature

    This is a great resource for adults and kids alike. It has been very easy to identify birds in our backyard using this book. It is well organized and has great hints for how to distinguish similar birds.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    My new favorite

    This guide is so easy to use. I gave it to a friend who had no birding experience, and she loves it. What she once called a little brown bird she now knows to be a Carolina Wren!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great book for quick read on bird watching.

    If you live in the Carolina's, or are vacationing here, this is a easy read to pick up for anybody. I have given this to my grandchildren and other friends as gifts.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    VERY GOOD BOOK FOR THE BACKYARD BIRD WATCHER

    This is a very nice compact book for anyone interested in the birds of North Carolina. We have several bird feeders and different types of birds visit on a daily basis. It is well organized and easy to use.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)