By Arthur Morris
wonderfully illustrated introduction to identifying North American shorebirds: sandpipers, plovers, oystercatchers, turnstones, and dowitchers
Shorebirds offer unique challenges to both beginning and experienced birdwatchers. They’re large, forage in the open, and are easy to spot, but their infinitely variable plumage makes them difficult to identify. With beautifully detailed images taken by one of the country’s premier bird photographers, this book offers invaluable assistance to those who want to distinguish a yellow-legs from a willet, or a snipe from a dowitcher. It also offers sound advice on how best to observe these fascinating creatures, details on their natural history, and information on how mankind’s actions have affected their populations.