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Better birding : tips, tools, and concepts for the field

Author: George L Armistead; Brian L Sullivan
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Better Birding" reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field -- quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Identification guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George L Armistead; Brian L Sullivan
ISBN: 9780691129662 0691129665 9780691129655 0691129657
OCLC Number: 908083942
Awards: Short-listed for Audubon's 12 Best Bird Books of the Year 2015
Short-listed for "The London Free Press"' "Great flock of birding books of the Year" 2015
Description: 318 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Wide-angle birding: Be the bird, see the bird --
Becoming a "good birder": Understanding the basics --
Birding mentors --
Why birding is cool --
Loons --
Swans --
Mallard and monochromatic "mallards" --
White herons --
Eiders --
Brachyramphus murrelets --
Pacific cormorants --
Sulids: Northern gannet and boobies --
Tropical terns --
Atlantic gadflies --
Curlews --
Godwits --
Marsh sparrows --
Small wrens (troglodytes and cistothorus) --
Accipiters --
American rosefinches --
Swifts --
Screech-owls: An "otus" and the megascops --
Nighthawks --
Yellow-bellied kingbirds --
Black corvids: Crows and ravens --
Pipits --
Longspurs --
Cowbirds.
Responsibility: George L. Armistead and Brian L. Sullivan.

Abstract:

"Better Birding" reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field -- quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy -- parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds.
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One of Audubon's 12 Best Bird Books of 2015 One of The London Free Press' "Great flock of birding books 2015" "[A] serious, immensely informative book... The book is like an expertly guided tour--one Read more...

 
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