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ISBN13: 9780316818124
ISBN10: 0316818127
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Staff Pick

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds is by far the best bird guide on the market. It is straightforwardly organized by plumage color with color tab indexes for quickly finding the bird at your feeder. The large-full color photographs of the male and female of each species makes identifying birds a breeze for even the novice. There are also tips on attracting birds to your feeders and attracting nesting to your area.
Recommended by Amy W., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Whether you want to identify the birds that come to your backyard feeder or you've decided to take up bird-watching as a hobby, Donald and Lillian Stokes have created the best beginner's guides to birds ever published.

From the easy-to-use color coding to the more than 130 gorgeous full-color photos, the Stokes guides are factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll find coverage of 100 species in each book — more than any other beginner's guide; organization by birds' plumage colors — a unique format that makes identification much easier for beginners; user-friendly color tab index for quick reference; color photographs of each species, including separate images of male and female when plumage differs; handy tips for purchasing binoculars and attracting birds to birdhouses, feeders, and gardens; and more specifics on each species than any other guide on the market, including information on voice, habitat, nest, eggs, incubation time, population trend, behavior, birdhouse and feeder preferences, and much more.

Synopsis:

An easy-to-use field guide for new bird watchers, covering 300 of the most common birds in the US and Canada.

and#160;

Synopsis:

and#8220;I love this book. It is fun to read, beautifully laid out, and accompanied by exquisite illustrations. The sections called and#8216;Wowand#8217; and and#8216;Rememberand#8217; on each page will elicit 'I never knew that!' from many readers. This is a winner for the new birder from four to one hundred and four.and#8221;

and#8212;Jane Alexander, actress and former board member of the American Birding Association

and#160;
What a new birder needs is a field guide that shows most of the birds he or she is going to see but doesnand#8217;t overwhelm with rarities unlikely to be seen. This is that book. Covering 300 of the most common birds in the United States and Canada, this guide has just the right amount of information about how to identify birds, where and when to look for them, what they sound like, and how they behave.
The New Birderand#8217;s Guide includes easy-to-understand descriptions and maps, clear photos, drawings of common and interesting behaviors, and fun and#8220;Wow!and#8221; facts for each bird, plus expert advice on identification basics, how to get started, and how to improve your birding skills.

Synopsis:

Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What's the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard? This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Western United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing firds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

About the Author

BILL THOMPSON III is the editor of Bird Watcherand#8217;s Digest and the author of many books about birds. He lives in Ohio with his wife, the author and illustrator Julie Zickefoose, and their two children.

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trucker743, December 23, 2007 (view all comments by trucker743)
I had trouble with this guide. The plumage color organization somehow was not as helpful as I had envisioned it being. Perhaps it's because the little things move so quickly, and with the changing light their apparent plumage color changes - at least to me. However, It is probably one of the better beginners' guides out there. The others are so cumbersome in their organization that one finds the bird in the guide long after the one at the feeder has gone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316818124
With:
Stokes, Lillian Q.
Author:
Stokes, Lillian Q.
Author:
Lillian
Author:
Stokes, Lillian
Author:
Bill Thompson III
Author:
Stokes, Donald
Author:
Thompson III, Bill
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Birds -- West (U.S.) -- Identification.
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Peterson Field Guides
Series Volume:
O
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 color photos, 300 line drawings, 300
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
4.47x7.03x.40 in. .36 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds is by far the best bird guide on the market. It is straightforwardly organized by plumage color with color tab indexes for quickly finding the bird at your feeder. The large-full color photographs of the male and female of each species makes identifying birds a breeze for even the novice. There are also tips on attracting birds to your feeders and attracting nesting to your area.

"Synopsis" by , An easy-to-use field guide for new bird watchers, covering 300 of the most common birds in the US and Canada.

and#160;

"Synopsis" by ,
and#8220;I love this book. It is fun to read, beautifully laid out, and accompanied by exquisite illustrations. The sections called and#8216;Wowand#8217; and and#8216;Rememberand#8217; on each page will elicit 'I never knew that!' from many readers. This is a winner for the new birder from four to one hundred and four.and#8221;

and#8212;Jane Alexander, actress and former board member of the American Birding Association

and#160;
What a new birder needs is a field guide that shows most of the birds he or she is going to see but doesnand#8217;t overwhelm with rarities unlikely to be seen. This is that book. Covering 300 of the most common birds in the United States and Canada, this guide has just the right amount of information about how to identify birds, where and when to look for them, what they sound like, and how they behave.
The New Birderand#8217;s Guide includes easy-to-understand descriptions and maps, clear photos, drawings of common and interesting behaviors, and fun and#8220;Wow!and#8221; facts for each bird, plus expert advice on identification basics, how to get started, and how to improve your birding skills.

"Synopsis" by , Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What's the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard? This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Western United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing firds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.
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