National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America

By Jon L. Dunn (Editor); Jonathan Alderfer (Editor)

National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426203312, 447pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2008

New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-selling "Field Guide to the Birds of North America." Now, to better serve the expanding market, we ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains. These new volumes deliver in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in the specified area, with illustrated accounts of the different plumages and life stages, along with hundreds of color-coded range maps.
Unique features set these guides apart from the competition and promise to win a new generation of readers: A full-color visual index, printed on the inside covers, makes the content accessible visually a real boon to beginning and intermediate birders. Annotated artwork highlights birds key physical features, making identification easier. Thumb-tabs help readers find information fast. Durable covers stand up to outdoor use, with integrated quick-reference flaps that double as place-markers."Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America" offers 750 regular species, 600 new range maps, 100 casual and accidental birds, and 55 rarities.

About the Author
Jon Dunn grew up in the Los Angeles area. Since 1977 Jon has been a leader for WINGS, leading bird watching tours worldwide. He has extensive knowledge of the identification and distribution of North American birds and has written and co-authored books and numerous papers on this subject. He is chief consultant to the National Geographic Society's Field Guide to the Birds of North America. He was co-author with Kimball Garrett of Birds of Southern California: Status and Distribution (1981), Peterson Field Guide to Warblers (1997), and Birds of the Los Angeles Region (2006). Jon is the host and writer for the Advanced Birding Video Series. Jon is a member of the California Bird Records Committee, the American Ornithologist's Union Committee on Classification and Nomenclature, and the American Birding Association Checklist Committee.

Jonathan Alderfer, chief consultant for the National Geographic Birding Program, is a respected field ornithologist and one of America's foremost birding artists.