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