Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

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Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547152707

Category: Nature

Page: 493

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Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the western areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

A Field Guide to the Birds

Eastern and Central North America

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Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395963715

Category: Nature

Page: 289

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Explore the Expanding Peterson Line. Leave your reading glasses behind. Now Roger Tory Peterson's classic Field Guide to Eastern Birds has been reissued in a larger format specially produced for those who don't want to take their reading glasses into the field. Peterson's treasured illustrations have been reproduced in beautiful color. Species descriptions include only the most important identification elements -- size, voice, and habitat -- in large, easy-to-read type. Color range maps, conveniently located next to the species accounts, have been updated specifically for this book. Roger Tory Peterson's original text has been revised and updated by Virginia Peterson, who worked closely with her husband and created the maps for the fourth edition of the Field Guide to Eastern Birds; Noble Proctor, a professor of biology who was a close friend of Roger Tory Peterson's and led natural history tours for twenty-five years; and Pete Dunne, vice president of the New Jersey Audubon Society and director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, as well as the author of many books on birding. The maps have been updated by Virginia Peterson and Paul Lehman, past editor of Birding magazine and a bird tour leader who has traveled extensively around North America studying bird distribution and identification and has written many articles on these subjects.

Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America

Fourth Edition

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Author: Fiona Reid

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547345534

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. As the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America

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Author: Nathan Pieplow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547905610

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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A comprehensive field guide that uses an innovative Sound Index to allow readers to quickly identify unfamiliar songs and calls of birds in western North America. Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird’s repertoire, it’s difficult to sort through them all. Now, with the western edition of this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field-guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can translate what they hear into visual recognition, without any musical training or auditory memorization. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that are likely to be confused because of the similarity of their songs. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

Where to Watch Birds in World Cities

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Author: Paul Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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This is the first birder’s guide to sixty cities of the world. Designed and written for the bird enthusiast who is traveling for reasons other than birding—on business, with family, for academic conferences—the book offers assistance in locating birds, identifying local bird residents, and using public transportation. Where to Watch Birds in World Cities deserves a permanent place in the suitcase or briefcase of anyone who would like to make the most of limited time in an unfamiliar city by learning about the local birds. Entries for each of the sixty cities provide an introduction to the city and detailed information on major bird-watching sites, including lists of typical summer and winter bird residents and migrants and directions for getting to the sites using public transportation. The book is illustrated throughout with maps and attractive line drawings. In no way a replacement for detailed guides to specific cities or regions, this book instead fills an important gap for travelers whose birding, though done on short notice, can nevertheless prove delightful. Some cities included in this guide: Milan Toronto Mexico City Tokyo Los Angeles Taipei Lima Singapore Kampala Shanghai Hong Kong Dublin Copenhagen Seattle Chicago San Francisco Caracas Rome Cape Town Rio Buenos Aires Paris Boston New York Berlin New Delhi Zurich Amsterdam Nairobi Warsaw

The Audubon Society Handbook for Birders

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Author: Stephen W. Kress

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 322

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Beginning birders and amateur naturalists are supplied with information on binoculars, telephoto lenses, and bird walks, and organizations as well as advice on finding and identifying birds

Birding

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

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America's National Wildlife Refuges

A Complete Guide

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Author: Russell D. Butcher,Stephen Emmett Adair,Lynn A. Greenwalt,Mike Boylan

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 714

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This guide to America's natural refuges introduces readers to the natural diversity still present in the United States and the government agencies that protect it.