Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of Florida

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The most comprehensive series of field guides to North American birds ever. This impressive collection highlights birds from all regions of the United States including localized areas such as the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest and New England. Whether birding in the foothills of New England, the prairies of the Midwest, or the beaches of Florida, Smithsonian Handbooks are the most comprehensive field guides to North American birds on the market. Looking for the Great Blue Heron or the Piping Plover while ...
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Overview

The most comprehensive series of field guides to North American birds ever. This impressive collection highlights birds from all regions of the United States including localized areas such as the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest and New England. Whether birding in the foothills of New England, the prairies of the Midwest, or the beaches of Florida, Smithsonian Handbooks are the most comprehensive field guides to North American birds on the market. Looking for the Great Blue Heron or the Piping Plover while visiting the Great Lakes? Desperate to find the rare Long Billed Curlew or the Marbled Godwit during a hike in the Cascade Mountains? There's no need to look any further! Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, these amazing guides are an absolute staple for any birder or amateur ornithologist. Each local species receives its own profile, along with descriptions of habitats and annotated photographs that highlight specific characteristics and other points of interest. Take bird watching to new heights!
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Casebound in flexible covers, this heavily illustrated handbook profiles 570 species of birds living in Florida. Each full-page profile includes a description, annotated color illustrations, and information on the creature's habits, including its songs, behavior, breeding, nesting, population, flight patterns, and migration. Conservation concerns are highlighted, and both photographs and drawings are included. Alsop teaches biological sciences at East Tennessee State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789483874
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Smithsonian Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: First American Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 125,213
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.37 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

The Smithsonian Institution is a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How this Book Works 8
Guide to Visual References 10
Anatomy of Birds 12
Topography of a Bird 14
Variations within Species 16
How to Identify Birds 18
Identifying Birds in Flight 20
Bird Silhouettes 22
Behavior 24
Abundance and Distribution 26
Watching Birds in the Backyard 28
Watching Birds in the Field 30
How to Be a Better Birder 32
Conservation 34
Extinction 35
Species Profiles 38
Accidental, Vagrant and Casual Species 370
Glossary 385
Index 391
Acknowledgments 399
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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    For Florida Bird-lovers

    I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my mother who lives in Florida. She lives on a large pond and sees many different types of birds, but doesn't know what kind they are. She was so excited, and in the last month she has identified numerous birds. I looked for a long time for books about Florida birds, specifically, and this is the best one! It's easy to read with LOTS of pictures, information and facts about the birds.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    Well done.

    In depth and detailed information with very good illustrations.

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