Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides) (Other book format)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780547152707, 512pp.
Publication Date: March 14, 2010
List Price: 22.99*
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Peterson Field Guides are valuable additions to any birder's pocket or day pack. At a trim size of 5 x 8, they are portable and beautifully illustrated. Photographs, while modern looking and colorful, capture just one moment in time. The paintings in these guides, however, show all of a bird's key field marks and use the Peterson Identification System to make bird identification easier for beginning and intermediate bird watchers. The Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds covers nearly 600 species on 176 color plates, with 588 comprehensive range maps, now included with the illustrations. Expert birders have also created 35 entertaining and easy-to-use supplementary video podcasts, which are available to download.
About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.