Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification


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Birds of North America 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Beader-Birder More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me when I began birding in 1976. It continues to be the one field guide I keep handy at all times and the one I give to friends or new birders. The illustrations and descriptions accurately depict field marks such as eye rings, wing bars, etc., yet the book is easy to understand and to use. It is especially helpful that the range maps are on the same page as the species descriptions. Although I own numerous other 'bird books'--some larger, others more scholarly, I still use this handy, accurate reference when conducting 'Breakfast With the Birds', or guided walks as a volunteer with the county park system. I would recommend it to anyone of any age who wants to identify the birds they encounter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Extremely good, complete source for field identification for all of North America. Clear illustrations of both sexes from each species (when needed) often both when perched and in flight. Helpful and brief physical descriptions and song descriptions. Easy to read range maps. Nicely organized by family. Helpful close-ups for distinguishing look-alikes. Good for birdwatchers and zoologists. Good for beginners and experts. Little information on behavior - more of an identification tool.
SusieKS More than 1 year ago
I wanted a book to identify species of birds and found this to be a very informative book, with plenty of color illustrations and good descriptions.
BuddytheElf More than 1 year ago
I've been using an earlier edition of this book for 30 years. It's perfect for fast identification. Does it contain an abundance of species specific information? Not particularly, but the basics are there. I find it perfect for those sudden moments when I say to myself "I wonder what that was?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not worth it. When you open it, the links don't work to the chapters (alright, it tells you that "some" of the links don't work, but really, none of them do). The pictures are not easy to make larger- and take several clicks to get to a viewable size. Then the descriptions are on pages before the pictures sometimes. I have the paperback version of this and love it. But as a Nook Book - NOT work it. I wish I could have a refund.
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