A Field Guide to Little Known and Seldom Seen Birds of North America (2nd edition)

A Field Guide to Little Known and Seldom Seen Birds of North America (2nd edition)


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Bird enthusiasts will love this feather-brained field guide parody!
Birders and just about anyone who likes birds will delight in this field guide parody. Thirty-two fabulous new species are depicted in this volume, which features tongue-in-cheek descriptions, observation hints, and range maps, as well as remarkable full-color illustrations. Readers will never look at our feathered friends in the same way after encountering these frequent flyers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561457281
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 95
Sales rank: 350,410
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Ben Sill lives in South Carolina, where he is a professor of civil engineering at Clemson University.

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition: Introduction vi

The Field Guide: An Explanation viii

Bird Nomenclature x

Acknowledgments xi

Gila Gull 2

Warbling Cormorant 4

Seed-eating Tern 6

Multi-toed Snorkel Bill 8

Middle and Least Yellowlegs 10

Auger-billed Clamsucker 12

Long-range Target Duck 14

Omaha Dabbler 16

Skia 18

Southern Snake Strangler 22

Spring Kite 24

Elegant Vulture 26

Night-flying Teeter 28

Circular Dove 32

Ripped Grouse 34

Great-toed Clapboard Pecker 38

Ebony-billed Woodpecker 40

Blunt-billed Woodpecker 42

White-lined Roadrunner 46

Green Plumivore 48

Global Positioning Situator 50

Giant-billed Snapper 54

Split-winged Swift 56

Spoon-billed Hummingbird 58

Hook-billed Crochet 60

Small Flycatcher 64

Gilded Worm Weaver 66

Eastern Spider Spitter 68

Military Warbler 70

Monarch Warbler 72

Texas Warbler 74

Greater Wandering Vagrant 78

Prairie Molter 82

Eastern Narrow Sparrow 84

Lesser Shedding Sparrow 86

Least Minitwit 88

American Bunting 90

Appendix I New Bird Record 92

Appendix II Field Notes 93

Appendix III More Bird Species? 94

Glossary 96

Further Reading 97

About the Authors 98

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A Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JBD1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An imaginative "field guide" to some very rare birds indeed. Well-illustrated, and witty to the core.
billsearth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has not seen this series of bird guides for fictitious birds is in for a real treat. i could not have imagined more unlikely birds, and the text is so typical of birder's way of talking.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am not a birdwatcher, indeed I think that there are entirely too many different types of birds and too many of them look alike. That said, I think that this is absolutely hysterical, and the birdwatchers that I know have also found it very funny.Try giving this to someone as if it were serious and wait to see how long it takes them to figure out the joke.