Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.
Pocket Naturalist Guide to Hawaii Birds: An Introduction to over 140 Species of the Most Common and Distinctive Hawaiian Birdsby James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Raymond Leung (Illustrator)
The Aloha State's diverse habitats are the permanent or migratory home of 336 species of birds, including the state bird - the Nene goose. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a habitat map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by tourists and residents alike. Made in the USA.
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I wanted a basic field guide in order to be able to ID birds on my upcoming trip to Hawai'i. Simple, easy to carry and clear "Hawaii Birds" should be just right.