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Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America [With DVD ROM]
by Ted Floyd and Paul Hess and George Scott


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This new field guide provides a suite of modern tools to effectively aid in the identification of more than 750 species of birds across North America. It introduces a "whole bird" approach by concisely gathering a collection of information about birds into one portable and well-organized volume.  Read more...


 
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More About Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America [With DVD ROM] by Ted Floyd; Paul Hess; George Scott
 
 
 
Overview

This new field guide provides a suite of modern tools to effectively aid in the identification of more than 750 species of birds across North America. It introduces a "whole bird" approach by concisely gathering a collection of information about birds into one portable and well-organized volume.

  • 2,000 stunning color photographs of birds in natural habitats show the most important field marks, regional population differences, life stages, and behaviors
  • 700-plus detailed and up-to-date color range maps show summer, migration, winter, year-round, and rare but regular occurrences of every major species
  • A DVD of birdsongs for 138 major species (587 vocalizations in all for 51/2 hours of play); each high-quality MP3 file is embedded with an image of the bird, perfect to view on home computers and portable MP3 players
  • Concise descriptions of habits and ecology, age-related and seasonal differences, regional forms, vocalization, and informative captions pointing out the most important aspects of the bird
  • 46 group essays with information outlining taxonomy, feeding, migration, habitats, behaviors, and conservation status
  • A thorough and accessible introduction to birds and birding includes sections on parts of a bird, plumage and molt, food and feeding, migration, habitats, conservation, tips on bow to become a better birder, and more
  • A detailed glossary of terms, species checklist, and quick index

The new Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America is perfectly designed to give birders the most powerful and user-friendly collection of information to carry into the field or wherever they enjoy learning about birds and nature.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061120404
  • ISBN-10: 0061120405
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: June 2008
  • Page Count: 512
  • Dimensions: 8.05 x 6 x 1.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.12 pounds


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