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How to Be a Better Birder

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This unique illustrated handbook provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Here Derek Lovitch offers a more effective way to go about identification--he calls it the "Whole Bird and More" approach--that will enable you to identify more birds, more quickly, more of the time. He demonstrates how to use geography and an understanding of habitats, ecology, and even the weather to enrich your birding experience and help you find something out of the ordinary. Lovitch shows how to track nocturnal migrants using radar, collect data for bird conservation, discover exciting rarities, develop patch lists--and much more.

This is the ideal resource for intermediate and advanced birders. Whether you want to build a bigger list or simply learn more about birds, How to Be a Better Birder will take your birding skills to the next level.

  • Explains the "Whole Bird and More" approach to bird identification
  • Demonstrates how to use geography, habitats, ecology, and the weather to be a better birder
  • Shows how to bird at night using radar, collect conservation data, develop patch lists--and more
  • Offers essential tools for intermediate and advanced birders

Synopsis:

"This book is useful for those wanting a convenient introduction to birding as it is currently practiced by many of the leaders in the North American field. The writing is informative and conversational, a good balance to strike when trying to make more advanced birding techniques accessible to a broader audience."--Jeffrey A. Gordon, president of the American Birding Association

Synopsis:

This unique illustrated handbook provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Here Derek Lovitch offers a more effective way to go about identification--he calls it the "Whole Bird and More" approach--that will enable you to identify more birds, more quickly, more of the time. He demonstrates how to use geography and an understanding of habitats, ecology, and even the weather to enrich your birding experience and help you find something out of the ordinary. Lovitch shows how to track nocturnal migrants using radar, collect data for bird conservation, discover exciting rarities, develop patch lists--and much more.

This is the ideal resource for intermediate and advanced birders. Whether you want to build a bigger list or simply learn more about birds, How to Be a Better Birder will take your birding skills to the next level.

  • Explains the "Whole Bird and More" approach to bird identification
  • Demonstrates how to use geography, habitats, ecology, and the weather to be a better birder
  • Shows how to bird at night using radar, collect conservation data, develop patch lists--and more
  • Offers essential tools for intermediate and advanced birders

About the Author

Derek Lovitch has worked on avian research and education projects throughout the United States, has written numerous articles for birding publications, and was a columnist for "Birding" magazine. He now owns and runs Freeport Wild Bird Supply in Maine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Advanced Field Identification 5

Chapter 2: Birding by Habitat 31

Chapter 3: Birding with Geography 53

Chapter 4: Birding and Weather 75

Chapter : Birding at Night 101

Chapter 6: Birding with a Purpose 123

Chapter 7: Vagrants 134

Chapter 8: A New Jersey Case Study 155

Chapter 9: Patch Listing 172

References and Additional Reading 181

Index 187

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691144481
Author:
Lovitch, Derek
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Popular science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
53 color illus. 10 maps.
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 208 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691144481 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This book is useful for those wanting a convenient introduction to birding as it is currently practiced by many of the leaders in the North American field. The writing is informative and conversational, a good balance to strike when trying to make more advanced birding techniques accessible to a broader audience."--Jeffrey A. Gordon, president of the American Birding Association
"Synopsis" by , This unique illustrated handbook provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Here Derek Lovitch offers a more effective way to go about identification--he calls it the "Whole Bird and More" approach--that will enable you to identify more birds, more quickly, more of the time. He demonstrates how to use geography and an understanding of habitats, ecology, and even the weather to enrich your birding experience and help you find something out of the ordinary. Lovitch shows how to track nocturnal migrants using radar, collect data for bird conservation, discover exciting rarities, develop patch lists--and much more.

This is the ideal resource for intermediate and advanced birders. Whether you want to build a bigger list or simply learn more about birds, How to Be a Better Birder will take your birding skills to the next level.

  • Explains the "Whole Bird and More" approach to bird identification
  • Demonstrates how to use geography, habitats, ecology, and the weather to be a better birder
  • Shows how to bird at night using radar, collect conservation data, develop patch lists--and more
  • Offers essential tools for intermediate and advanced birders

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