Handbooks: Birds of North America: East: The Most Accessible Recognition Guide (DK Smithsonian Handbook) (Paperback)

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The most comprehensive identification guide to the birds of North America, Eastern Region.

Discover 706 species of birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian in the United States and Canada with this indispensable reference guide to birdwatching! 

Published in association with America’s preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution, this birdwatching book includes:

   • Full-page profiles that combine precise descriptions, annotated photographs and artworks to highlight the key field marks of the species in each plumage
   • Similar species are shown and distinguishing characteristics are noted
   • Further information on the bird’s habits describes the typical song and other vocalizations, behavior, breeding, nesting, population and conservation concerns.
   • Typical flight patterns, nest locations, and shapes are described with clear icons and amplified in the text. Each bird’s range during summer, winter and migration is clearly shown on a map.

From the Eastern Bluebirds and American Kestrel to the Blue Jay and Carolina Wren, this bird identification book reveals each species’ characteristics and behavior in unprecedented detail. It also details each bird’s life history in a concise and user-friendly format.

The most commonly seen birds are shown in clear, full-color photographs along with images of similar bird species to make differentiation easy. You’ll also learn more about rare birds and vagrants that occasionally stray into this region.

Handbooks: Birds of North America - Eastern Region is the perfect bird field guide for both armchair bird enthusiasts and dedicated bird watchers in the United States and Canada.

About the Author

Fred J. Alsop, III, is a professor, ornithologist, and writer who currently teaches at Eastern Tennessee State University. Alsop is known for his work on Birds of New England, America's Backyard Birds, Birds of North America, and Habitat Partitioning and Niche Overlap of Two Forest Thrushes in the Southern Appalachian Spruce-Fir Forests.

Praise For…

By partnering with the Smithsonian Institution and by using the popular photographically-rich design of the DK Handbook series, the books [Smithsonian Handbooks of Birds of North America (Eastern Region and Western Region)] promise to catch the attention of veteran and novice birders. With 750-plus pages per handbook, each species receives it's own full-page profile, including a concise overview and color photos. The books also cover songs, behavior, breeding, population and conservation issues. (Birder's World, June 2001)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780789471567
ISBN-10: 0789471566
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: April 25th, 2001
Pages: 752
Language: English
Series: DK Smithsonian Handbook