National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
List Price: $12.95*
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This fun, affordable, beautifully illustrated introduction to birding is like taking a walk with National Geographic's birding experts. Of this book's 192 pages, 160 are devoted to North America's top species, one per page, from the lowly House Wren to the majestic Bald Eagle. Carefully chosen illustrations and photographs capture the key details and typical behavior of each bird, paired with a short list of essential facts and a fun, fascinating, colloquially written "bird-ography" of each bird. (The latter feature is unique to this beginning field guide). Pictures plus facts plus story: a winning combination. With a small trim size and colorful illustrations, this pocket guide is easy on the eyes and easy to stash. A useful color index aids identification; tips throughout show how to observe, track, and identify birds in nature.
About the AuthorLaura Erickson is a former editor with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and host of radio's "For the Birds." She has written numerous books on birding, including 101 Ways to Help Birds, Into the Nest, and The Bird Watching Answer Book. She lives near Duluth, Minnesota.
Jonathan Alderfer, chief consultant for the National Geographic Birding Program, is a respected field ornithologist and one of America's foremost birding artists.
Isbouts is an award-winning screenwriter and Producer.