National Geographic Complete Birds of North Americaby Jonathan Alderfer
Essential, comprehensive, and easy to use, National Geographic Complete Book of Birds is an astonishing resource that covers every bird species in North America, as well as all the migrants that fly through. The entries are organized by family groups-an incredible 82 are included-according to the American Ornithological Union guidelines. Within a family,/i>
Essential, comprehensive, and easy to use, National Geographic Complete Book of Birds is an astonishing resource that covers every bird species in North America, as well as all the migrants that fly through. The entries are organized by family groups-an incredible 82 are included-according to the American Ornithological Union guidelines. Within a family, each separate bird entry has dozens of tips and illustrations on species' genders, age groups, behavior, habitats, nesting and feeding habits, and migration routes. Readers will also find unique features, such as:
- A quick-find index for the most common bird groups and a full glossary
- Straightforward, accessible text by numerous birding experts, including National Geographic's resident birding consultant Jonathan Alderfer
- Hundreds of range and migration maps from renowned ornithologist Paul Lehman with National Geographic cartographers
- State-of-the-art, updated bird illustrations by expert artists, including Jonathan Alderfer
- New and original photographs from well-known bird photographers Kevin Karlson and Brian Small
Perfect for novice or experienced birders alike, National Geographic Complete Book of Birds is a definitive, must-have resource. Quite simply, there is no other volume like it.
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- 7.10(w) x 9.97(h) x 1.91(d)
Meet the Author
Jonathan Alderfer, a widely published author and field guide illustrator, is well known in the birding community for his expertise as a field ornithologist and his knowledge of North American birds. He has served as a general consultant and an art consultant for the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America (4th edition) and is the Associate Editor of Birding, the magazine of the American Birding Association.
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Awesome! This book is better than Sibley or Peterson, but this is not a field guide, as it's too heavy! But it is a great reference book, especially if you ID birds from photographs a great deal as I do. I have found it to be more accurate than the other guides. There is an updated version of this book with 1000 species in it, and it is understandably a hardback. This is a soft cover version with about 60 species less than the new hardcover. I would recommend this book anyway even though it's a bit out of date.
This is a nice book but I am not sure what niche it is trying to fill.I found a bargain copy in paperback and am reviewing it. That said, I like it batter than the smaller National Geographic Field Guide. The pages are less cluttered with pictures, the data is very recent, and there is much more species information.I still will turn to Sibley or Peterson first but I am glad to have picked this volume up at a bargain price.