Sparrows of the United States and Canada

Filename: sparrows-of-the-united-states-and-canada.pdf
ISBN: 0125889755
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 328
Author: David Beadle
Publisher: San Diego : Natural World

Download and read online Sparrows of the United States and Canada in PDF and EPUB This companion volume to the previous, widely acclaimed Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada takes sparrow identification one step further. The authors have gathered a stunning selection of over 350 photographs as a basis for the identification of all 64 taxa of emberizine sparrows found in the region. Never before has such a comprehensive collection of sparrow photos been presented together in a single guide. The supporting text gives detailed information on the identification of species, sexes, ages, races, and forms of all the sparrows, towhees, juncos, buntings and longspurs, grassquits and seedeaters, as well as information on their distribution, habits, habitats, molt, and voice. Particular attention is paid to the geographic variation found in many species and to comparisons with similar and confusing species. The conservation status of those that are threatened is also given due attention. The photographs include contributions from many of America's finest bird photographers, and many were taken especially for this book. All fine portraits in themselves, they have been chosen specifically to illustrate the identification pointers described in the text. Each is captioned with full details of the photographer and the place and time at which the photo was taken. Also included are line drawings of identification details such as wing and tail feathers and beaks, as well as distribution maps. Key Features: * Features 350 high quality photographs of each species, subspecies, and racial form identifiable in the field * Includes line drawings of identification details such as wing and tail feathers, beaks,etc. * Contains distribution maps for each species


A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

Filename: a-guide-to-the-identification-and-natural-history-of-the-sparrows-of-the-united-states-and-canada.pdf
ISBN: 9781408134603
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Number of pages: 379
Author: James D. Rising
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada in PDF and EPUB A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America. Species accounts include discussions of species': * Identification * Measurements * Voice * Habitat * Ecology * Nesting biology * Distribution * Taxonomy * Geographic variations * Historical and present status


Finches and Sparrows

Filename: finches-and-sparrows.pdf
ISBN: 9781408135303
Release Date: 2010-08-30
Number of pages: 512
Author: Peter Clement
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Finches and Sparrows in PDF and EPUB This is a guide to true" finches and sparrows illustrating all the species, many races and most sex and age variations, with almost 950 portraits. The maps accompanying the illustrations show breeding and wintering ranges for all species. Although the guide is not primarily intended for cagebird enthusiasts, it will also be useful for those wishing to know more about the species encountered in captivity."


The Warbler Guide

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ISBN: 9781400846863
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Number of pages: 560
Author: Tom Stephenson
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online The Warbler Guide in PDF and EPUB Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you distinguish songs and calls. The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. For more information, please see the author videos on the Princeton University Press website. Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes A complete, page-by-page audio companion to all of the 1,000-plus songs and calls covered by the book is available for purchase and download from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library by using the link at www.TheWarblerGuide.com


Tanagers Cardinals and Finches of the United States and Canada

Filename: tanagers-cardinals-and-finches-of-the-united-states-and-canada.pdf
ISBN: 0691118582
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 196
Author: David Beadle
Publisher:

Download and read online Tanagers Cardinals and Finches of the United States and Canada in PDF and EPUB Featuring more than two hundred full-color plates by some of America's leading wildlife and bird photographers, a comprehensive guide to North America's tanagers, cardinals, and finches furnishes detailed descriptions of the various species, along with helpful identification keys, range maps, and information on behavior, characteristics, natural history, and vocalization. Original.


Identify Yourself

Filename: identify-yourself.pdf
ISBN: 0618514694
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 392
Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Identify Yourself in PDF and EPUB Provides information on how to identify a variety of North American birds.


Jim Burns Arizona Birds

Filename: jim-burns-arizona-birds.pdf
ISBN: 0816526443
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 239
Author: Jim Burns
Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Download and read online Jim Burns Arizona Birds in PDF and EPUB Jim Burns' Arizona Birds is a portrayal of the habits and habitats of seventy-five of these unique southwestern species. Birdwatchers new to the game will find a wealth of knowledge on and insight into some familiar favorites, as well as all idea of what it takes to accomplish more uncommon sightings. Veteran birders will appreciate Burns' unique incorporation of natural history and other details beyond the usual taxonomic data and will enjoy reminders of their own triumphs and heartbreaks in his colorful personal accounts of vehicular breakdowns, photographic faux pas, and egregious identification errors in the field.


Birds of the West Indies

Filename: birds-of-the-west-indies.pdf
ISBN: 1400836182
Release Date: 2010-04-23
Number of pages: 216
Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Birds of the West Indies in PDF and EPUB Fully illustrated, easy to use, and completely up-to-date, Birds of the West Indies is the only field guide that covers all of the bird species known to occur in the region--including migrants and infrequently occurring forms. Each species is represented by a full description that includes identification field marks, status and range, habitat, and voice. A map showing the bird's distribution accompanies many species accounts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three beautifully rendered color plates. Bird lovers, vacationing tourists, local residents, and "armchair travelers" will all want to own this definitive field guide to the birds of the West Indies. Includes all species recorded in the region Features ninety-three color plates with concise text on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification Species accounts cover identification, voice, status and habitat, and range Color distribution maps


Fifty Uncommon Birds of the Upper Midwest

Filename: fifty-uncommon-birds-of-the-upper-midwest.pdf
ISBN: 9781587295904
Release Date: 2007-08-22
Number of pages: 112
Author: Dana Gardner
Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Download and read online Fifty Uncommon Birds of the Upper Midwest in PDF and EPUB Fifty meticulously rendered watercolor paintings by a renowned nature illustrator, complemented by detailed descriptions of the individual life cycles, characteristics, vocalizations, food, habitats, distribution, and migratory patterns of each avian species, showcase fifty birds that are uncommon in the Upper Midwest and emphasize the need for definitive conservation efforts.


The Florida Field Naturalist

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924094692369
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages:
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The Handbook of Bird Identification

Filename: the-handbook-of-bird-identification.pdf
ISBN: 9781408135235
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Number of pages: 872
Author: Mark Beaman
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online The Handbook of Bird Identification in PDF and EPUB Birding is one of the most popular activities and pastimes in Europe and so it follows that it is essential to be able to identify the birds on view, be it in the back garden or for making more serious in-depth studies. This book aims to bring together as much information as possible in one volume, using extremely detailed, up-to-date guides and identification of every species known to have occurred in Europe and the West Palearctic, that is, the whole of Europe, North Africa as far south as the Central Sahara, the Middle East to the border of Iran, the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, the islands off Mauritania and the Cape Verde islands, as defined by Cramp and Simons 1977. They have certainly been successful in doing so and have produced a wonderfully comprehensive guide covering nearly 900 species, showing a wide range of differing plumages. The colour plates are exquisite and have been painted by some of Europe's leading bird artists. The text is clear and can be followed by beginners but finer points of identification are included for the benefit of more serious bird watchers. Particularly helpful is the cross-referencing of the text and colour plates. There are more than 600 colour maps to identify where the birds are to be found, which are simple and easy to use with excellent descriptions of status and habitat.


Gulls of Europe Asia and North America

Filename: gulls-of-europe-asia-and-north-america.pdf
ISBN: 9781408135778
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Number of pages: 608
Author: Klaus Malling Olsen
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Gulls of Europe Asia and North America in PDF and EPUB The standard text on the identification of the northern hemisphere's gulls, this book covers the plumage variation through age and subspecies of all 80 species in the region. With exhaustive coverage, detailed maps, and superb plates and photos, this book remains the definitive work on these birds, which represent the trickiest of all ID challenges.


Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Filename: peterson-field-guide-to-moths-of-northeastern-north-america.pdf
ISBN: 9780547727431
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Number of pages: 752
Author: David Beadle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America in PDF and EPUB Peterson The best-selling field guides of all time There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopardlike spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that are as large as your hand, and others the size of a grain of rice. With helpful tips on how to attract and identify moths, range maps and season graphs showing at a glance when and where to find each species, and clear photographs that use the unique Peterson arrow system for easy identification, this guide provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute


A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

Filename: a-guide-to-the-identification-and-natural-history-of-the-sparrows-of-the-united-states-and-canada.pdf
ISBN: 9781408134603
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Number of pages: 379
Author: James D. Rising
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada in PDF and EPUB A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America. Species accounts include discussions of species': * Identification * Measurements * Voice * Habitat * Ecology * Nesting biology * Distribution * Taxonomy * Geographic variations * Historical and present status


The Shorebird Guide

Filename: the-shorebird-guide.pdf
ISBN: 0618432949
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 477
Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Shorebird Guide in PDF and EPUB 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.