The Sibley Birder's Life List and Field Diary

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780451497451

Category:

Page: 304

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"From leading ornithologist and bestselling author David Sibley comes this essential write-in field companion for all levels of birders. This indispensable birder's companion includes both ample space for on-site notes and a life list to be filled in by the legions of passionate birders who have bought Sibley's bestselling guides. Included are entries for the 923 species found in the United States and Canada, with space for recording where and when a bird was seen and for notes or memories about the sighting. At the back is a complete checklist of all the birds for building the life list."

Sibley's Birding Basics

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Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307545978

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Birders Life List and Diary

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Author: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Staff

Publisher: Cornell Univ Cornell Laboratory of

ISBN: 9780938027003

Category: Bird watching

Page: 214

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Birding Journal

Through the Seasons

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Author: Vanessa Sorensen

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591933188

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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Record your favorite birding moments inside this perfect birding companion. Note which birds you see, and when and where you saw them. Document the birds eating at your feeder. Compare first arrivals from year to year. Keep track of your life list and more. Whether you're a beginning bird watcher or a seasoned birder, this beautiful journal - with its sophisticated art and elegant style - is a book you'll use again and again.

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior

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Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9781400043866

Category: Nature

Page: 588

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Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.

The Birder's Journal

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Author: Mel M. Baughman

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726979

Category: Nature

Page: 468

View: 5894

Now with the most current information on all of the birds of North America as classified by the American Ornithologists' Union, this handy book allows you to document first sightings and note identifying markings of any bird you might encounter. Taking this book into the field, jotting down notes, and recording identification or unique features with coloured pencils while the birds are in sight will soon create a useful supplement to a field guide, a priceless collection of life list entries, and a personal chronicle of years of bird-watching

Life List

A Birdwatcher's Life List and Diary of North American Birds

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Author: Bernard A. Fashingbauer

Publisher: Itasca Books

ISBN: 9780929636245

Category: Science

Page: 300

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A pocket-sized list of the birds of North America north of Mexico, based on the American Ornithological Union master list and visually organized for easy use. Space for recording sighting dates, locations, and other details. Includes index.

Audubon Life-List Journal

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Author: National Audubon Society

Publisher: Artisan Publishers

ISBN: 9781579651336

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A special place for birders to record their observations and memories. Essays accompany original images from the world's greatest bird photographers. 115 illustrations. in color.

The Sibley Guide to Birds

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Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307957900

Category: Nature

Page: 598

View: 907

Presents a new identification guide to North American birds with paintings of hundreds of species and information on bird calls, stages of growth, shapes, markings, ranges, migration routes, breeding locations, and habitats.

The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal

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Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781524711078

Category: Games

Page: 96

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A portable, deluxe adult coloring book from the renowned birder, illustrator, and author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. The perfect gift for birders everywhere, to use at your windowsill or in the field. Including 75 original and previously unpublished images. With millions of copies sold, David Sibley is the best-known name in North American birding today. At last! In time for the holidays, the perfect coloring book for the birder or naturalist, picturing--with the lifelike precision that is a hallmark of David Sibley's work--75 images of spectacular birds in flight and at rest. The Sibley Birds Coloring Book will allow birding enthusiasts to create their own artist's portfolio, restoring color--whether real or imagined--to wings, crest, beaks. * No detail has been spared to make this a deluxe edition: from the heavy-duty and flexible cover design that allows for portability, for landscape and portrait line drawings--and makes it easy for right- or left-hand preference--to the heavy paper and the colored pages for reference. * Printed in a unique hardbound format that accommodates both the landscape and portrait line drawings throughout, as well as the creativity of its user. * Flip-back cover encourages on-the-go artistry, as well as providing a strong surface for colorists. * Deluxe heavy paper throughout provides an optimal surface for coloring in all mediums. * Reproductions of David Sibley's original full-color paintings are included on the book's inside cover to assist the colorist as a reference. * 12 anatomical drawings of the structure and component parts of the birds' bodies are featured to inform the colorist with a better comprehension of bird anatomy. * The perfect gift for all birders and coloring book enthusiasts

North American Bird I.D. Checklist

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Author: Scott Shupe

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591864608

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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Bird Watching is an increasingly popular hobby for North Americans and enthusiasts have for years kept lists of all the birds they have observed throughout their birding experience. Author Scott Shupe, now makes it easy for all birdwatchers to record their list of birds with a complete listing of all North American birds, more than 700 in all.

Sibley Backyard Birding Postcards

100 Postcards

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Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0770433960

Category: Design

Page: 100

View: 440

This handsome box set of 100 postcards features original watercolor illustrations from David Sibley, America's leading ornithologist. Culled from The Sibley Field Guide to Birds, each bird is lovingly rendered in watercolors by David Sibley and chosen with their individual beauty and prominence in the country (with special focus on backyard birds) in mind. Housed in an elegant keepsake box, these postcards are ideal for mailing to friends and family, framed and used as décor, or attached to presents as unique gift tags.

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

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Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780679451204

Category: Nature

Page: 431

View: 2495

A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 650 species of birds from east of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.

1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know

Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond

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Author: Sharon Stiteler

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762448326

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with sound information, 1,001 Secrets will expose many birding myths: a bald eagle cannot carry off a four-month old baby, and crows do not go sledding for fun. This accessible guide includes fun facts, such as where certain birds got their names, how birds eat, how they find a life partner, and how they build a home for the chicks. Other useful information includes identification tips, migration patterns, and where the best birding vacation spots are. Packed with full-color photos, 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is a fun, informative read for every bird watcher.

Birding Journal

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Author: Marysarah Quinn,Patrice Sheridan

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 9780307338914

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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A necessity for bird watching amateurs and experts alike! A practical field notebook and treasured keepsake in one, our Bird Watching Journal is the perfect place for recording both memorable and everyday bird sightings. Includes entries sprinkled with inspirational quotes, as well as sections for sketching and keeping a life list.

Birds of Venezuela

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Author: Steven L. Hilty

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834099

Category: Nature

Page: 776

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Venezuela has an immensely rich bird fauna, with 1,381 known species, many of them found nowhere else in the world. This spectacularly illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide brings together under one cover much of what is known about these species. Its users can identify all the birds in this vast country, from the Caribbean coast in the north to the Amazonian jungles in the south, from the Andes in the west to the Gran Sabana plateau in the east. With a completely new text by Steven Hilty, Birds of Venezuela is a greatly expanded and thoroughly reformatted successor to the pioneering Guide to the Birds of Venezuela (Princeton,1978). It includes sixty-seven beautiful color and black-and-white plates, most by the well-known artists John Gwynne and Guy Tudor, as well as numerous line drawings. The plates and drawings together--almost half of them never before published--depict most of Venezuela's bird species. Introductory chapters cover physical geography, climate, biogeography, vegetation and habitats, conservation, migration, and the history of ornithology in Venezuela. A gallery of forty-four stunning color habitat photos and color habitat and relief maps complete the opening section. Detailed range maps plot collection localities and sight records--a unique feature--for almost all species. Plumage descriptions are provided for each bird, as is extensive information on voice, behavior, and status. More than 800 bibliographic entries accompany the text, making this book an invaluable and broad-based reference to the avifauna of not only Venezuela but much of northern South America. Treating nearly 40 percent of the continent's bird species, Birds of Venezuela is the definitive resource for all birders with an eager eye on this splendorous country and the surrounding region. The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best illustrated guide to the birds of Venezuela Covers all 1,381 known species and their subspecies from the Caribbean coast to the jungles of the Amazon, from the Andes to the Gran Sabana plateau--nearly 40 percent of all bird species in South America Completely new text accompanied by more than 800 bibliographic entries Strikingly illustrated with 67 color and black & white plates and numerous line drawings 44 stunning color habitat photos and color habitat and relief maps Detailed range maps for each species

Better Birding

Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field

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Author: George L. Armistead,Brian L. Sullivan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400874165

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field—quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy—parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds. Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach. Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills

The Big Year

A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession

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Author: Mark Obmascik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107459

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus's hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record -- one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested...finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest -- or maybe the worst -- birding contest of all time. With an engaging, unflappably wry humor, Obmascik memorializes their wild and crazy exploits and, along the way, interweaves an entertaining smattering of science about birds and their own strange behavior with a brief history of other bird-men and -women; turns out even Audubon pushed himself beyond the brink when he was chasing and painting the birds of America. A captivating tour of human and avian nature, passion and paranoia, honor and deceit, fear and loathing, The Big Year shows the lengths to which people will go to pursue their dreams, to conquer and categorize -- no matter how low the stakes. This is a lark of a read for anyone with birds on the brain -- or not.

Stokes Field Guide to Birds

Eastern Region

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Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316818094

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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The easiest-to-use and most comprehensive field guide to North American birds-from the country's preeminent writers on birds and nature Drawing on more than twenty years' experience as bird and wildlife experts, Donald and Lillian Stokes have produced field guides that are factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll find: * All the identification information on a single page-color photographs, range map, and detailed description. No more fumbling to match photos with text! * For fast reference-a compact alphabetical index inside the front and back covers. * More than 900 high-resolution color identification photographs. * An illustrated Quick Guide to the most common backyard and feeder birds. * Convenient colored tabs keyed to each bird group. * Concise and comprehensive text, with information on habitat; plumage variation; feeding, nesting, and mating behavior; bird feeder proclivity; and-for the first time in any guide-population trends and conservation status.

Birder's Journal

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Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792274568

Category: Nature

Page: 479

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With detailed drawings from the Society's "Field Guide", this book offers generous space for jotting notes about the site, situation, and date for each bird spotted. More than 280 artwork plates.