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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America)

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Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million—and the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for field identification and the cornerstone of any birder's library. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide—comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.

Among the the new edition's key elements and practical improvements: Every North American species—more than 960, including a new section on accidental birds—classified according to the latest official American Ornithologists' Union checklist 4,000 full-color illustrations by the foremost bird artists at work todayand newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data New durable cover for added protection against adverse weather, plus informative quick-reference flaps that double as placemarkers New reader-friendly features like thumbtabs that make locating key sections faster and easier, and a quick-find index to direct users straight to the information they need.

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This portable reference for bird enthusiasts provides detailed information on every species of bird officially recorded in North America. The editors offer some basic tips for bird identification in the introduction. The rest of the volume is organized by bird family, with short descriptions found at the beginning of each section. The entries are accompanied by some 4,000 full-color illustrations and range maps. All is enclosed in a durable, water-resistant cover with placeholder flaps.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This portable reference for bird enthusiasts provides detailed information on every species of bird officially recorded in North America. The editors offer some basic tips for bird identification in the introduction. The rest of the volume is organized by bird family, with short descriptions found at the beginning of each section. The entries are accompanied by some 4,000 full-color illustrations and range maps. All is enclosed in a durable, water-resistant cover with placeholder flaps. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Ideal for any birder's library, this essential reference for field identification is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide. Now updated, it includes information on more than 960 American species, and newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data.

Synopsis:

Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million— and the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for field identification and the cornerstone of any birder's library. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide— comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.

Among the the new edition's key elements and practical improvements: Every North American species— more than 960, including a new section on accidental birds— classified according to the latest official American Ornithologists' Union checklist 4,000 full-color illustrations by the foremost bird artists at work todayand newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data New durable cover for added protection against adverse weather, plus informative quick-reference flaps that double as placemarkers New reader-friendly features like thumbtabs that make locating key sections faster and easier, and a quick-find index to direct users straight to the information they need.

About the Author

Jon L. Dunn, a leading expert on the identification and distribution of North American birds, has served as chief consultant on all four previous editions of this book. He is also a consultant for the American Birding Association magazine, Birding, and the former chair of the ABA Checklist Committee, as well as a member of the California Bird Records Committee and the AOU Committee on Taxonomy and Nomenclature. He lives in Bishop, California.

Jonathan Alderfer, chief consultant for National Geographic's Birding Program, is a widely published author and field guide illustrator. One of the nation's foremost birding artists, he is well known for his expertise as a field ornithologist and an authority on North American birds. He was a general consultant, art consultant, and contributing artist for the NG Field Guide to the Birds of North America 3rd and 4th editions, and the lead editor of NG's Complete Birds of North America. A former Associate Editor of Birding, the ABA magazine, he also served on the Maryland/D.C. Bird Records Committee. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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SentientFrog, January 31, 2012 (view all comments by SentientFrog)
Never let me down, I am always able to identify the birds I see with this guide. Gives a quick and precise description of the bird with very accurately and artistically created illustrations.

I recommend this to any one with a pertaining interest.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780792253143
Author:
National Geographic
Publisher:
National Geographic
Editor:
Dunn, Jon L.
Editor:
Alderfer, Jonathan
Author:
Dunn, Jon L.
Author:
Jonathan Alde
Author:
Alderfer, Jonathan
Author:
rfer
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds -- North America.
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America
Publication Date:
20061107
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4,000 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
8.08x5.28x1.07 in. 1.72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ideal for any birder's library, this essential reference for field identification is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide. Now updated, it includes information on more than 960 American species, and newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data.
"Synopsis" by , Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million— and the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for field identification and the cornerstone of any birder's library. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide— comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.

Among the the new edition's key elements and practical improvements: Every North American species— more than 960, including a new section on accidental birds— classified according to the latest official American Ornithologists' Union checklist 4,000 full-color illustrations by the foremost bird artists at work todayand newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data New durable cover for added protection against adverse weather, plus informative quick-reference flaps that double as placemarkers New reader-friendly features like thumbtabs that make locating key sections faster and easier, and a quick-find index to direct users straight to the information they need.

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