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by Jon L. Dunn,Jonathan Alderfer

  • ISBN: 0792253140
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: Jon L. Dunn,Jonathan Alderfer
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
  • Other formats: lit docx azw txt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: National Geographic; 5 edition (November 7, 2006)
  • Pages: 504 pages
  • FB2 size: 1492 kb
  • EPUB size: 1430 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 623
Download National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition fb2

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard . Dunn’s expertise in bird taxonomy and Alderfer’s artistic skills are a boon to this latest update of the venerable Nat Geo, a most worthwhile addition to any birder’s library.

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides).

About Jonathan Alderfer: Jonathan K. Alderfer is an art consultant and a bird artist whose illustrations appear in National Geographic field guides. National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by. Jonathan Alderfer, Paul Hess.

Jon L. Dunn, Jonathan Alderfer. National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America: The Best Birding Book for Kids from National Geographic's Bird Experts by. Jonathan Alderfer. Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Описание: Featuring 100 species of birds from coast to coast this colorful guide helps kids identify and understand birds. Dunn/Jonathan Alderfer. Get started today for free. week 2 taxa - neognathae 2015-04-28.

No other field guide to North American birds does rarities so. .You may also be thinking about a third question: What bird books should I give myself for the holidays?

No other field guide to North American birds does rarities so comprehensively and so well. You may also be thinking about a third question: What bird books should I give myself for the holidays?

He is also chief consultant for the National Geographic Birding program. Jon L. Dunn is an expert on the identification and distribution of North American birds. Dunn is a co-author of National Geographic Birding Essentials.

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This book roundup features two new guides, a historical analysis of birds in New York City, and a warning of global warming.

Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million—and the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for field identification and the cornerstone of any birder's library. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide—comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use. Among the the new edition's key elements and practical improvements: Every North American species—more than 960, including a new section on accidental birds—classified according to the latest official American Ornithologists' Union checklist 4,000 full-color illustrations by the foremost bird artists at work todayand newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data New durable cover for added protection against adverse weather, plus informative quick-reference flaps that double as placemarkers New reader-friendly features like thumbtabs that make locating key sections faster and easier, and a quick-find index to direct users straight to the information they need.
Reviews about National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition (7):
Cobandis
This field guide is beautiful and has some great features. There is a quick index on the inside front cover to make it easy to find things fast, and there are some pages that show raptors in flight from underneath, which is just brilliant. There is a ton of information in this book. It is my favorite field guide. I also have the Sibley's Eastern US guide and I prefer this one. It is well worth the price.
Nilarius
The text and maps contained here are unexcelled and I find the artwork, font size, and printing quality to be of very high quality. The only quibbles I ever hear about the NGS guide are that the plates are painted by multiple artists, and the style and quality of their work is not identical. I'm not certain that I concur to the degree that I would relegate this guide to 2nd place behind any other. Another plus is that, although the NGS guide is not pocket-sized, it is small enough to take into the field for immediate consultation, whereas the Sibley guide (the prime alternative to this book) is better left in the car or in the room and consulted later. Another consideration is that the NGS guides are updated frequently, with new editions published every several years. As a result of this, the NGS guide is a rarity, in that it is typically the most-current of any field guide on the market, reflecting the latest changes to taxonomy, ranges, and extralimital occurrences; as well updated artwork and improved text.
Adrielmeena
The seventh ed. will go next to six other heavily notated editions as each edition improves upon the last,and changes to the nomenclature
continue. Six months may pass before I scan every page. After fifty five plus years of birding I tend not to use a field guide but carry an old school
pocket note book and take Grinnell style notes. I carry a guide to help others in the field enjoy their new found lifer.The seventh edition is well worth having.
Gandree
I have had several birding field guides before, but this is the best ever. Besides being the most complete, it includes most of the recent exotic species established in the states, and even includes an appendix of species found here only one or two times, but which could occur again. The color plates are the best I have ever seen. Perhaps some time in the future, it could include the birds of the USA islands like Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Chuynopana
OK Naysayers. Stop the gossip about which field guide is better between NGS and Sibley. They are BOTH superb, and they each have their strengths. Personally, for the field, I prefer NGS for the size and information provided. I keep Sibley in the car for a backup. The NGS guide is just so much better overall for fieldwork and birding (not to slight Sibley, which is wonderful). I find that identification keys, illustrations, behavior, and ease of use in the field is just better with NGS. The 7th edition has done its homework, and has come out with a winning product. You won't be sorry with the purchase.

Dave Krueper
Corrales, NM
Kulasius
Another outstanding NG product. I have bought eveyr edition since they started coming out years ago...These seldom disappoint. I don't take field guides into the field anymore so like to have the latest edition on the reference shelf and the preceding edition in the truck for the folks I bird with.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
An updated version of the classic field guide. Wonderful drawings, often in appropriate habitat, with seasonal distribution maps on the same page as the pictures and species description. I've been waiting for this update, and am so pleased with it. Even with it's awkward size, it is worth toting around in the field. Wonderful book, well-designed book.
Excellent guide with good drawings and appropriate information on bird i.d., behavior and locales. However, it is too thick to carry into the field easily. I keep it as a reference book in the car and carry the thinner "Sibleys Western Guide" in my birding backpack. One can never have enough birding guides. I also gave it as a gift to a friend who just wanted it to i.d. backyard birds.

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