National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region

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by NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, John Farrand
     
 

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Introduced in 1977 and completely revised in 1994, these bestselling photographic field guides have become the birding bibles of more than four million enthusiasts. Virtually every bird found in North America is brought to life in a full-color photograph and with textual information on the bird's voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors.

Overview

Introduced in 1977 and completely revised in 1994, these bestselling photographic field guides have become the birding bibles of more than four million enthusiasts. Virtually every bird found in North America is brought to life in a full-color photograph and with textual information on the bird's voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors. Accompanying range maps; overhead flight silhouettes; sections on bird-watching, accidental species, and endangered birds make these the most comprehensive field guides to birds available.

Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.

Editorial Reviews

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The newly-revised edition of this classic Eastern bird species field guide (first, 1977) uses clearer, more accurate color photography than the 1977 edition to depict 508 species (keyed to 646 photographs). The descriptive portion of the text is arranged by species rather than by habitat. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679428527
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
32,112
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

JOHN L. BULL, a self-taught ornithologist and popular field-guide writer, was born in Manhattan on February 28, 1914. He served as a research asisstant at the American Museum of Natural History in the 1960s and 70s, and led many birding tours in Long Island and New York City. He died in August 2006 at the age of ninety-two. 

JOHN FARRAND, JR. (1937-1994) studied at the University of Oklahoma and Louisiana State University. He served as Zoologist at the Smithsonian and was a curatorial assistant at the American Museum of Natural History.

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These Audobon Society guides are such good books. I have the Eastern and Western bird guides, and love them. Believe me, I've looked at just about every bird guide on the market, and I think these are the best. Beautiful photographs, informative text, and an ingenius system of color-coding so you can find that bird you saw with minimal effort. Also, the heavy cover resists tearing and wrinkling, so these books will last and can be used in the field for years to come. You've just gotta have one!
RC2403 More than 1 year ago
GREAT FOR THE HUNTER OR BIRD WATCHER
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really a superb book to buy. It is lacking in that the text and the photographs are separate but if you look through the book a couple of times it really won't make a difference. It still has superb photos and detailed text. A must buy for any novice or experienced birder
MamaCC More than 1 year ago
Anyone living on the Eastern area of the U.S. should get this book to learn about the nature around them. Good pictures and information provided.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
there is an error with pictures 432 and 634 where they are called red wing blackbird and are obviously different birds. 634 is the red wing blackbird and the other picture 432 shows a small striped bird in the shape of a sparrow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was slightly disappointed with this book. The one I had in the past showed birds by color tabs and made it easier to find what you were looking for. Also, there doesn't seem to be as much detailed information on a bird you're trying to identify.
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