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This book is sure to become a must-have among members of the National Audubon Society and bird lovers worldwide. The portable format combined with over two hundred photographs make this handbook an accessible tool in the art of birdwatching. Birdlovers will be thrilled with the colorful illustrations and helpful locator maps. The book also provides helpful information, such as how to buy the best equipment and the dos and don'ts of proper birding etiquette. Perfect for the ...
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Overview

This book is sure to become a must-have among members of the National Audubon Society and bird lovers worldwide. The portable format combined with over two hundred photographs make this handbook an accessible tool in the art of birdwatching. Birdlovers will be thrilled with the colorful illustrations and helpful locator maps. The book also provides helpful information, such as how to buy the best equipment and the dos and don'ts of proper birding etiquette. Perfect for the expert and beginner alike.

Lavishly illustrated and well- organized. (Publishers Weekly)

Dr. Stephen W. Kress is a laboratory associate of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches courses in field ornithology. He is currently directing the program to reestablish the Atlantic puffin to its former breeding site in Muscongus Bay, Maine, a program sponsored by the National Audubon Society. He is the author of DK/NAS Bird Garden, and The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds.

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A Ph.D. Audubon Society staffer takes aspiring birders on a guided US tour, by region, showing "how to locate, observe, identify, record, photograph, and study birds." Nearly every page includes color photos. Appends birding ethics, resources, education and resource programs, North American bird families, and the Society's mission statement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789451538
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/23/2000
  • Series: Audubon Birders Handbook Series
  • Edition description: 1st American Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ix
Chapter 1 Birding Techniques 1
Chapter 2 Binoculars and Scopes 19
Chapter 3 Observing Birds 33
Chapter 4 Photographing and Recording Birds 63
Chapter 5 Bird Families of North America 87
Chapter 6 Birding Hotspots 119
Appendices
Birder Ethics 132
Building a Birder's Library 134
Organizations and Periodicals 140
Birding in Cyberspace 143
Education Programs 145
Research Programs Welcoming Amateurs 148
Sources for Supplies 152
Bird Families of North America 153
National Audubon Society Mission Statement 156
Index 157
Photography Credits 163
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