Category: Bird Reference books


By Michael O’Brien, Richard Crossley and Kevin Karlson

Join the experts in birding by impression, a revolutionary approach to bird identification. Experienced birders use the most easily observed characteristics — size, structure, behavior, and general color patterns — to identify birds even before looking carefully at plumage details. Now birders at all levels can learn how to identify shorebirds quickly and simply. This guide includes more than 870 stunning color photographs, starting with a general impression of the species and progressing to more detailed images of the bird throughout its life cycle. Quiz questions in the captions will engage and challenge all birders and help them benefit from this simplified, commonsense approach to identification.

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Covering every bird family on Earth, this definitive, easy-to-use volume is designed to inspire and inform both novice birders and experts who want an authoritative yet concise reference. It’s a fascinating colorful guide to all the birds on our planet, their identification, structures and plumages, habitats, behaviors, and ranges.

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A one-of-a-kind reference for birders and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes, Birder’s Dictionary is your most convenient source for biological, anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and taxonomic information about birds. Its small size makes it ideal for the window ledge, glove compartment, backpack, or library. Colloquial as well as technical terms are presented in an easy-to-read format. And the text is complemented by beautiful line drawings of avian anatomy. Appendices list North American and world bird orders in several formats. Perfect for the novice or experienced birder, the student, the researcher, the artist, or the photographer.

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