The coast of South Carolina is a spectacular place to observe our winged friends. Many species are to be found there, both resident and those that are passing through on their annual migrations. This new book, by noted bird photographer Roger Everett, captures the birds found along South Carolina's shore in beautiful, full color images. Organized by habitats, the yard, garden, woodlands, beaches, and nature reserves, the species range from common House Wrens and Chickadees to the rarer Seaside Sparrows, Caspian Terns, and Golden-Crowned Kinglets . While not a field guide, it will aid dedicated birders and casual visitors to see the aviary that surrounds them. The photographs are amplified by the author's observations and concise, informative captions. Enjoy hours of pleasure viewing and reading about the birds in this special area.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||11.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am an avid birder and ordered this as a gift for friends who just moved to the SC coast. I was shocked when it arrived. Many of the pictures are grainy. Friends who are amateur photographers take much better pictures than these. The two pictures of Ruby-throated Hmmingbirds do not show the ruby throat! (By the way, the index indicates the wrong page for this species). The birds in several pictures blend in with the background. For exanple, Pintail on page 118 is hard to find. The index says it is on page 223 and 224 but there are only 144 pages in this book!. A bird identified as a Ringed Turltle Dove on page 14 (which the index says is on page 16) is actually a Eurasian Collared-Dove. I could go on, but instead I'm gong to B&N to return this book. What a disappointment! I guess I'll eat the shipping cost but I would be embarrassed to give this book as a gift.
This book contains beautiful pictures of each bird in it's natural habitat, with a short explanation. It is extremely well done & sure to be enjoyed!