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Sibley s Birding Basics

Author : David Allen Sibley
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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Seasons with Birds

Author : Bruce Whittington
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With growing numbers of people turning to birdwatching as their favourite outdoor activity, this delightful book will be welcome. Unlike the typical guidebook, this beautifully illustrated work brings readers the birding experience-the thrill of spotting a particular bird for the first time, the wonder of witnessing the easy power of a gyrfalcon's flight, the pleasure of watching the dramatic choreography of a flock of wheeling shorebirds. Naturalist and veteran birder Bruce Whittington takes the reader through a year with birds. Each month offers descriptive information about several birds, along with interesting bits of bird lore, including the incredible story of long-range migrations, how birds fly, the plumage changes they undergo, and the life stories of early ornithologists. Read in its entirety or savoured story by story as the months on the kitchen calendar go by, this wonderful book will edify and please all who appreciate the beauty and song of our "feathered friends."

The Shorebird Guide

Author : Michael O'Brien
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Utilizing a holistic approach to identifying different birds, a guide to shorebirds explains how to use such characteristics as general color patterns, size, structure, and behavior to determine an avian species, in a handy resource that includes more than 870 full-color captioned photographs.

Sibley Birds

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This gorgeous 18-card collection features a selection of meticulously rendered watercolor paintings from an award-winning artist. Exquisite illustrations of best-loved birds?including waterfowl, finches, hummingbirds, owls, sparrows, tanagers, warblers, and woodpeckers?grace the cover of each card and are housed within a deluxe clamshell keepsake box. Printed on superfine paper stock, this set is ideal for those who wish to share their love of birds, birding, and the great outdoors.

Sibley s Backyard Birds

Author : David Allen Sibley
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Featuring the top 100 bird species in eastern and western North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters include a selection of beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each bird. Both male and female birds are represented in relative scale, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view the most common birds at a glance and giving an accurate impression of the differences in sizes. To aid in identification, birds are arranged by type?from blackbirds to woodpeckers to songbirds, and beyond. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, these essential guides can be used for easy identification of backyard birds in North America. These meticulously detailed posters make remarkable additions to any birder's reference collection.

More Than Birds

Author : Val Shushkewich
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Twenty-two profiles of significant naturalists, beginning with 19th-century Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon and including Jack Miner, Roger Tory Peterson, Robert Bateman, and David Allen Sibley, portray the development of natural heritage studies in North America. Their extraordinary stories inspire recognition of the need for conservation.

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

Author : Juliette Yaakov
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Bird Observer

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Birding

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NJ Audubon

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Pennsylvania Birds

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Birds of Georgia

Author : John W. Parrish
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Full of interesting facts and useful information, Birds of Georgia is a field guide geared to both the casual backyard observer and the experienced naturalist. The book features over 300 of Georgia's most abundant or notable bird species, each one illustrated in color.

Sibley s Backyard Birds of the Upper Midwest

Author : David Allen Sibley
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Sibley s Owls of North America

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Featuring exquisite, to-scale drawings of American owls, this poster contains both male and female depictions of all 19 species native to North America, as well as information on where they can be found. Grouped by region to aid in identification, this beautiful reference exhibits the wide range of owls that inhabit the continent, from the expansive wingspan of the Great Gray Owl to the tiny Elf Owl and the Northern Pygmy-Owl. This impressive and meticulously detailed display is the perfect gift for birdwatchers and Sibley fans everywhere.

The Birder s Catalog

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Newsweek

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The World Book Encyclopedia

Author : World Book, Inc
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"A 22-volume, highly illustrated, A-Z general encyclopedia for all ages, featuring sections on How to use WORLD BOOK, Other Research Aids, Pronunciation Key, A Student Guide to Better Writing, Speaking, and Research Skills, and comprehensive index"--Provi

Basic Texas Birds

Author : Mark W. Lockwood
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Finding all the birds in Texas can be a lifetime pursuit. Basic Texas Birds, an easy-to-use field guide, will help you identify over 180 species of birds that are found across the state, including a selection of the rarer "Texas specialties" that draw birders to Texas from around the world. These are the birds that form the basis of a birder's life list for Texas. Basic Texas Birds is organized by bird families to aid in identifying any bird you see in the wild. It is loaded with resources, including: 200 full-color, close-up photos of the birds State-of-the-art range maps—the most accurate of any currently available—that show each species' distribution within the state Up-to-date species accounts that provide a wealth of current and historical information, including each bird's appearance, habitat, status, and distribution, and that also identify similar species A glossary of terms used in bird identification A list of selected readings for learning more about birds found in Texas The Texas Ornithological Society's list of birds documented in Texas Much more convenient for identifying common birds than a comprehensive state or national field guide, Basic Texas Birds is a must-have resource for both beginning and experienced birders.

W Inging it

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The Sibley Guide to Trees

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Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.