Sibley's Backyard Birds

Western North America

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9780982510216

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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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.
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The Backyard Birdsong Guide

Western North America

Author: Donald Kroodsma

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811863971

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 5351

Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Western North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn how to pick out the wavering songs of a young Bewick's Wren, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.
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Sibley's Common Trees

Broad-leaved Trees of Eastern North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935622000

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Featuring the most well-known 50 tree species in eastern North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters showcase beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each tree. For ease of comparison and identification, reproductions of similar tree types?from magnolia and birch to oak and ash to maple and elm?are grouped together. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, this informative poster can be used for easy identification of trees found across North America. Printed and packaged using recycled papers, this stunning poster will enhance any tree-lovers' wall.
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Sibley's Birding Basics

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307545978

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 6433

“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.
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Sibley's Backyard Birds of the Southeast

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc

ISBN: 9781935380108

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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Written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley, America's most widely respected bird illustrator and ornithologist, this FoldingGuide¿ offer instant access to just what backyard birdwatchers need to know. 78 land bird species are covered in this guide, including multiple illustrations, descriptive captions, size, range, and seasonal presenc for each. The Southeast region region includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
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Sibley Backyard Birding Postcards

100 Postcards

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0770433960

Category: Design

Page: 100

View: 4248

This handsome box set of 100 postcards features original watercolor illustrations from David Sibley, America's leading ornithologist. Culled from The Sibley Field Guide to Birds, each bird is lovingly rendered in watercolors by David Sibley and chosen with their individual beauty and prominence in the country (with special focus on backyard birds) in mind. Housed in an elegant keepsake box, these postcards are ideal for mailing to friends and family, framed and used as décor, or attached to presents as unique gift tags.
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A Hummingbird in My House

The Story of Squeak

Author: Arnette Heidcamp

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0517577291

Category: Nature

Page: 116

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An account of Squeak, a young ruby-throated hummingbird, chronicles the bird's rescue, its daily activities and behavior, its growth to maturity in the author's indoor garden, and its eventual release back into the wild
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Kids' Birding Flashcards

101 Common Birds of North America Including Birds of Prey

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9781493025831

Category:

Page: 102

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Identifying birds has never been more fun! Author and illustrator Todd Telander unlocks the mysteries found in your yard with Backyard Birds: 101 Flashcards for Discovering Birds. Featuring 101 of the most common birds of North America, each card comes complete with a detailed illustration, up-to-date species information for easy identification, and "Curiosities," which are either interesting facts or something interactive you can try.
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Birds in the Yard Month by Month

What's There and Why, and How to Attract Those That Aren't

Author: Sharon Sorenson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081171151X

Category: Nature

Page: 410

View: 4219

Tips and advice for creating a bird-friendly yard Identifies foods, plants, and landscaping features that birds find attractive Examines how bird behaviors and needs change throughout the year Hundreds of color photos aid in identifying common backyard visitors
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Sibley's Raptors of North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935622055

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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The majestic raptors of North America are artfully displayed in this premium wall poster. Illustrated by the world's premiere bird artist, this work features illustrations of 32 species of raptors, including the black vulture, the snail kite, the ferruginous hawk, the American kestrel, and the peregrine falcon. Juveniles, adults, and regional populations of each species are shown in relative scale, both perched and in flight?to give the viewer an impression of the differences in sizes. This splendid piece of artwork makes an ideal gift for both birdwatchers interested in identifying raptors and casual observers alike.
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Mac's Field Guide To California Coastal Birds

Author: Craig MacGowan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898862614

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Great for kids, families, amateur naturalists and educatorsWaterproof and transportable for use in the fieldMore than 400,000 Mac's Field Guides sold!Tape them onto the deck of your kayak! Slip them into your pack! Keep them handy for backyard use! No matter the weather or terrain, Mac's Field Guides are the perfect wildlife identification tool for the amateur naturalist, covering a wide variety of subjects and regions in North America.Created by Craig MacGowan, a teacher of marine science, these two-sided, laminated cards contain detailed, full-color drawings of flora and fauna as well as information on size and habitat or region.
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Bird Bingo

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856699174

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 species of birds from around the world. Spot all kinds of birds—from the robin to the puffin and the kookaburra to the splendid fairywren—mark them off on your card and bingo! Contains 64 superbly illustrated bird tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards, and brightly colored counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the birds featured.
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National Geographic Complete Birds of North America

Author: Jonathan Alderfer,Jon Lloyd Dunn

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213735

Category: Nature

Page: 743

View: 4167

Examines more than eighty avian families, including an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation, and describes all 962 species, covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distribution.
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The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

Eastern region

Author: John L. Bull

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679428527

Category: Nature

Page: 796

View: 7809

A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.
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1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know

Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond

Author: Sharon Stiteler

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762448326

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 1465

Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with sound information, 1,001 Secrets will expose many birding myths: a bald eagle cannot carry off a four-month old baby, and crows do not go sledding for fun. This accessible guide includes fun facts, such as where certain birds got their names, how birds eat, how they find a life partner, and how they build a home for the chicks. Other useful information includes identification tips, migration patterns, and where the best birding vacation spots are. Packed with full-color photos, 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is a fun, informative read for every bird watcher.
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Sibley's Backyard Birds of the Upper Midwest

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc

ISBN: 9781935380641

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 7523

Written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley, America's most widely respected bird illustrator and ornithologist, this FoldingGuide offers instant access to just what backyard birdwatchers need to know. 69 land bird species are covered, including multiple illustrations, descriptive captions, size, range, and seasonal presence. The Upper Midwest region includes MIchigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota.
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The Sibley Guide to Trees

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 426

View: 3056

Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.
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The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9781400043866

Category: Nature

Page: 588

View: 4470

Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.
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Bird Songs Bible

The Complete, Illustrated Reference for North American Birds

Author: Les Beletsky

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811871389

Category: Nature

Page: 536

View: 438

From the best-selling Bird Songs series comes the most comprehensive bird book ever published. Bird Songs Bible covers the sights and sounds of every single breeding bird in North Americanearly 750 in all. This utterly distinctive package features a state-of-the-art digital audio player that brings to life the birds' songs and calls with the touch of a button. Written by a panel of ornithological experts and produced with the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this indispensable reference features lavish illustrations of the birds and their habitats, scientifically accurate range maps, and detailed information on distribution, habitat, behavior, and vocalizations. A beautiful keepsake object, Bird Songs Bible is an essential volume for the true bird lover.
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Birds of Southeastern Arizona

Author: Richard Cachor Taylor

Publisher: R.W. Morse Company

ISBN: 9780964081079

Category: Nature

Page: 430

View: 6064

This pocket-sized photographic guide features stunning full-page color photographs of the over 400 birds of Southeastern Arizona (including Mexican rarities) along with their descriptions, the basics of bird watching, descriptions of local habitats, elevation charts, and a regional checklist. This book covers almost all the birds of Arizona. The perfect Holiday gift for beginning or experienced bird watchers.
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