National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America
  • National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America
  • National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America

National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America

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by Edward S. Brinkley
     
 

From the National Wildlife Federation® comes the most up-to-date, all-photographic field guide to North American birds. Birders will find it indispensable: this single, portable volume features more than 750 species, along with more than 2,000 stunning images by leading nature photographers showing birds in their natural habitats. Captions highlight important…  See more details below

Overview

From the National Wildlife Federation® comes the most up-to-date, all-photographic field guide to North American birds. Birders will find it indispensable: this single, portable volume features more than 750 species, along with more than 2,000 stunning images by leading nature photographers showing birds in their natural habitats. Captions highlight important field marks, and comprehensive species accounts describe habitats, behavior, flight, migration, songs, and plumages. Other features include: more than 600 maps showing bird distribution in every season; strategies for watching and identifying birds; a complete species index plus a quick-flip index; a glossary of terms; and a checklist of birds. The guide’s unique waterproof cover makes it especially valuable for use in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402738746
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/03/2007
Series:
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide Series
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
72,419
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Edward S. (Ned) Brinkley is the editor of North American Birds, the American Birding Association's quarterly journal of ornithological record. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Ned has birded since age six, his interest sparked by the southern warblers of the Great Dismal Swamp and, later, the seabirds of the Gulf Stream off North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film from Cornell University and was formerly a professor of literature and film at the University of Virginia. Ned currently co-owns a birders' bed-and-breakfast in Cape Charles, Virginia, and guides birding tours to the Caribbean and Central America for Field Guides, Inc.

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3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
superduperjes More than 1 year ago
This bird guide is perfect for any birdwatching level, from novice to experienced. I wish I had this book ages ago. Birds are classified in a useful manner and pages are color coded. PLENTIFUL color photos, showing males, females & juveniles side by side, as well as multiple color morphs of the same species. The pictures show the birds in their habitats, as well as mid-flight. Accurate maps and information. The kicker for me was the depiction of hawks and other raptors. The birds are shown flying from underneath, for easy ID from the ground. Very clever, and exactly what I needed. Practical and fabulous.
DancingPoppy More than 1 year ago
As an non-American this book have proven to be very helpful in identifying some of the birdlife that I have noticed outside the apartment. The birdlife here is quite different to what I am accustomed to seeing, especially in regards to the colours... hence the need for a bird book. I have found the photos as the method of identification to be helpful - I am more used to drawings which can be very subjective. For some of the birds there are some photos of the juveniles which is required if the juveniles and matures change dramatically. The fact that the book also contains maps of distribution of species is good also as I have no idea what species are found in what part of the country. The only thing I don't like about the book is the way that the birds are catorgised, however this may be the way the species are catorgised in the US which appears to be slightly different to Europe. So overall I would recommend this book, to people for general knowledge but also to field scientists as a quick reference guide which is relatively light enough to be included in a field pack.
redfan More than 1 year ago
I have several other reference books to north american birds. Each book has pictures and info others don't. I love to watch birds and this book has helped me identify and enjoy my hobby. I would reccomend it and believe it's worth the money.
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Laurahen More than 1 year ago
I love the way this guide is organized - it's very easy to identify a bird that you're unfamiliar with!
kmiverso More than 1 year ago
Extremely helpful book with more bird listings than others I have seen.
SSh51 More than 1 year ago
This is a great bird book. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought for my 7 and 9 year olds to find birds that had seen outside.
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