National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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"National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition" contains the most all-new material since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago. The latest edition will include 300 new art figures; unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide; extensive migration information overlaid on species maps; field-mark labels on all artwork; text updates to include new species; reorganization reflecting taxonomic changes in the bird community; organization, readability, and increased page count with a fresh new design.
About the AuthorJon 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.