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Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia: A Guide to Field Identification (Princeton Field Guides)

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Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia is a quick-reference field guide to the sandpipers, plovers, stints, and other shorebirds found on these continents. The exhaustive and superbly detailed color plates show the birds at rest and in flight, and in every plumage variant likely to be encountered. Species are treated plumage by plumage alongside images of similar species they are otherwise likely to be confused with. Succinct text on pages facing the plates summarizes the key identification features of appearance, voice, and behavior. There is a color distribution map for each of the described species. This guide provides fast, easy, and reliable field identification of this challenging group of birds.

  • 80 color plates show full range of plumage types of all species covered
  • Concise facing text treats appearance, voice, and behavior
  • Clear color distribution map for each species
  • Definitive pictorial guide to the shorebirds of these continents

Synopsis:

Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia is a quick-reference field guide to the sandpipers, plovers, stints, and other shorebirds found on these continents. The exhaustive and superbly detailed color plates show the birds at rest and in flight, and in every plumage variant likely to be encountered. Species are treated plumage by plumage alongside images of similar species they are otherwise likely to be confused with. Succinct text on pages facing the plates summarizes the key identification features of appearance, voice, and behavior. There is a color distribution map for each of the described species. This guide provides fast, easy, and reliable field identification of this challenging group of birds.
  • 80 color plates show full range of plumage types of all species covered
  • Concise facing text treats appearance, voice, and behavior
  • Clear color distribution map for each species
  • Definitive pictorial guide to the shorebirds of these continents

Synopsis:

Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia is a quick-reference field guide to the sandpipers, plovers, stints, and other shorebirds found on these continents. The exhaustive and superbly detailed color plates show the birds at rest and in flight, and in every plumage variant likely to be encountered. Species are treated plumage by plumage alongside images of similar species they are otherwise likely to be confused with. Succinct text on pages facing the plates summarizes the key identification features of appearance, voice, and behavior. There is a color distribution map for each of the described species. This guide provides fast, easy, and reliable field identification of this challenging group of birds.
  • 80 color plates show full range of plumage types of all species covered
  • Concise facing text treats appearance, voice, and behavior
  • Clear color distribution map for each species
  • Definitive pictorial guide to the shorebirds of these continents

About the Author

Stephen Message is a professional bird artist whose work has appeared in several books, including Bill Oddie's "Birds of Britain and Ireland". Don Taylor is a well-known birder in the United Kingdom. His books include "Where to Watch Birds in Kent, Surrey, and Sussex", and he has published extensively in U.K. birding magazines. He has traveled widely and has seen all but a handful of the world's 216 shorebird species.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691126722
Author:
Message, Stephen
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Taylor, Don
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Shore birds -- North America.
Subject:
Shore birds - Europe
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Field Guides
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 color plates. 45 maps.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 17 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia is a quick-reference field guide to the sandpipers, plovers, stints, and other shorebirds found on these continents. The exhaustive and superbly detailed color plates show the birds at rest and in flight, and in every plumage variant likely to be encountered. Species are treated plumage by plumage alongside images of similar species they are otherwise likely to be confused with. Succinct text on pages facing the plates summarizes the key identification features of appearance, voice, and behavior. There is a color distribution map for each of the described species. This guide provides fast, easy, and reliable field identification of this challenging group of birds.
  • 80 color plates show full range of plumage types of all species covered
  • Concise facing text treats appearance, voice, and behavior
  • Clear color distribution map for each species
  • Definitive pictorial guide to the shorebirds of these continents
"Synopsis" by , Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia is a quick-reference field guide to the sandpipers, plovers, stints, and other shorebirds found on these continents. The exhaustive and superbly detailed color plates show the birds at rest and in flight, and in every plumage variant likely to be encountered. Species are treated plumage by plumage alongside images of similar species they are otherwise likely to be confused with. Succinct text on pages facing the plates summarizes the key identification features of appearance, voice, and behavior. There is a color distribution map for each of the described species. This guide provides fast, easy, and reliable field identification of this challenging group of birds.
  • 80 color plates show full range of plumage types of all species covered
  • Concise facing text treats appearance, voice, and behavior
  • Clear color distribution map for each species
  • Definitive pictorial guide to the shorebirds of these continents
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