How to Know the Birds

How to Know the Birds

Dozens of endearing pencil sketches accompany Floyd's charming prose, making this book a unique blend of narrative and field guide.

Author: Ted Floyd

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426220043

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 425

Become a better birder with brief portraits of 200 top North American birds. This friendly, relatable book is a celebration of the art, science, and delights of bird-watching. How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors, settings, and seasonal cycles connect with shape, song, color, gender, age distinctions, and other features traditionally used to identify species. With short essays on 200 observable species, expert author Ted Floyd guides us through a year of becoming a better birder, each species representing another useful lesson: from explaining scientific nomenclature to noting how plumage changes with age, from chronicling migration patterns to noting hatchling habits. Dozens of endearing pencil sketches accompany Floyd's charming prose, making this book a unique blend of narrative and field guide. A pleasure for birders of all ages, this witty book promises solid lessons for the beginner and smiles of recognition for the seasoned nature lover.
Categories: Nature

What s That Bird

What s That Bird

A beginner's guide to birding provides general information and advice on how to become a birdwatcher, with detailed profiles of thirty common North American birds, concise descriptions of additional bird species, facts about bird behavior ...

Author: Joseph Choiniere

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580175546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 189

A beginner's guide to birding provides general information and advice on how to become a birdwatcher, with detailed profiles of thirty common North American birds, concise descriptions of additional bird species, facts about bird behavior and habitats, and family-friendly projects to attract birds. Simultaneous.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Everything You Need to Know about Birding and Backyard Bird Attraction

Everything You Need to Know about Birding and Backyard Bird Attraction

Discusses backyard bird attraction through proper feeders, food, bird houses, and baths, and describes the annual Christmas Counts

Author: Alan Pistorius

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395892740

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 847

Discusses backyard bird attraction through proper feeders, food, bird houses, and baths, and describes the annual Christmas Counts
Categories: Nature

Finding Your Wings

Finding Your Wings

A step-by-step guide to bird watching for novice birders utilizes a variety of hands-on exercises, quizzes, and a host of images to help readers learn how to really see birds, sort birds by category, and identify species, covering ...

Author: Burton S. Guttman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618782168

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 494

A step-by-step guide to bird watching for novice birders utilizes a variety of hands-on exercises, quizzes, and a host of images to help readers learn how to really see birds, sort birds by category, and identify species, covering everything from how to analyze a bird's food selection according to bill type to sketching the shapes of different types of birds and more. Original.
Categories: Nature

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Birds But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Birds       But Were Afraid To Ask

This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding.

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408104101

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 510

This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding. How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? How is it decided whether bird species should be 'split' or 'lumped'? Taking a 'questions and answers' approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an impressive and fascinating body of bird-related information. This highly readable book will intrigue anyone with an interest in birds. "Concise and informative, in a chatty everyday style... a great book for dipping into." Birds "Packed with hundreds of questions that anyone broadly interested in birds might ask, each one answered in an easy-to-understand manner. Excellent for anyone, new to birdwatching or not." BTO News
Categories: Nature

The Bird Watching Answer Book

The Bird Watching Answer Book

In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds.

Author: Laura Erickson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603428064

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 892

Learn the how’s and why’s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.
Categories: Nature

Garden Birds

Garden Birds

This completely new title in the Collins Wild Guide series incorporates both practical information on each species and expert advice on how to encourage them into your garden.

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 0007177895

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 627

An invaluable pocket-sized guide to the 100 most popular species of bird that you are most likely to find in your town, garden or park Birdwatching is becoming very popular -- over 300,000 surveys were submitted for the 2003 Big Garden Birdwatch with the RSPB. This completely new title in the Collins Wild Guide series incorporates both practical information on each species and expert advice on how to encourage them into your garden. * Detailed description and ID factfile for each entry, enabling fast and accurate identification * Contains information on each species' feeding, behavioural habits, breeding, voice and population * An extensive introduction provides information on nesting sites, water, pests and predators Each two-page spread is devoted to a different species and illustrated with a colour photograph to aid identification. Compact and easy-to-use, Wild Guide Garden Birds is the perfect introduction to this increasingly popular subject.
Categories: Nature

Know Your Birds

Know Your Birds

Between the pages of this book, no matter where you live in Australia you will find a great many familiar birds. Each of the 80 entries features a photographic portrait of a well-known bird.

Author: LOUISE. EGERTON

Publisher: Reed New Holland

ISBN: 1925546543

Category:

Page: 176

View: 654

Ok, so you can tell a pigeon from a seagull but what about a Magpie from a Currawong? Or a native Noisy Miner from an introduced Indian or Common Myna? There are over 750 species of birds in Australia, so it's not surprising that most of us give up trying to know them all. Know Your Birds narrows the field to Australia's best known birds, those you are most likely to see around our towns and cities. Between the pages of this book, no matter where you live in Australia you will find a great many familiar birds. Each of the 80 entries features a photographic portrait of a well-known bird. From these alone you will be able to identify most of the birds that you see. The accompanying text is all about how these birds live: their foibles, habits, social lives and domestic arrangements. You'll be amazed at just how different from one another their lifestyles are.
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Sibley s Birding Basics

Sibley s Birding Basics

An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! 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.

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307545978

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 182

From the renowned author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to identifying birds in the field. Sibley's Birding Basics is an essential companion for birders of all skill and experience levels. With Sibley as your guide, 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, for example, “just a duck” birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! 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, turns his attention to the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds, unlocking the clues to their identity. In 200 beautifully rendered illustrations and 16 essays, this scientifically precise volume distills the essence of Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. Birding Basics reviews 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—as well as the basic concepts of bird identification and the variations that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. Sibley also provides critical information on the aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds.
Categories: Nature

160 Birds to Know

160 Birds to Know

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 160 BIRDS TO KNOW is a combination of two books
previously published separately : Eighty Land Birds to Know and Eighty Water
Birds and Birds of Prey . In the color key beginning on the next page , every bird ...

Author: Stuart L. Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000007586811

Category: Birds

Page: 200

View: 711

Intended for the beginner.
Categories: Birds

Bird watcher s Bible

Bird watcher s Bible

A guide to bird watching covers topics ranging from mythology and birdhouses to the work of Audubon and Angry Birds, combining images with trivia, top ten lists, and bird watching guidelines.

Author: Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426209642

Category: Nature

Page: 399

View: 858

A guide to bird watching covers topics ranging from mythology and birdhouses to the work of Audubon and Angry Birds, combining images with trivia, top ten lists, and bird watching guidelines.
Categories: Nature

A Bird finding Guide to Mexico

A Bird finding Guide to Mexico

In a guide that covers Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula, the coauthor of "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America" selects over 100 sites where birders may see more than 950 ...

Author: Steve N. G. Howell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801485819

Category: Nature

Page: 365

View: 127

In a guide that covers Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula, the coauthor of "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America" selects over 100 sites where birders may see more than 950 species. 70 maps. 18 drawings.
Categories: Nature

What the Robin Knows

What the Robin Knows

With "What the Robin Knows," he opens a door to a universe that overlaps modern life, a world lost to most, but found by some--because of teachers like Jon. This elegant book will deepen the kinship between humans and other species.

Author: Jon Young

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547451251

Category: Nature

Page: 241

View: 558

Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings and messages. 35,000 first printing.
Categories: Nature

50 Things to Know About Birds in Pennsylvania

50 Things to Know About Birds in Pennsylvania

If you find yourself asking any of these questions then this book is for you... 50 Things to Know about the Birds in Pennsylvania by Darryl and Jackie Speicher offers an elegant approach to finding the most beautiful and varied species of ...

Author: Jackie Speicher

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798739134622

Category:

Page: 134

View: 323

Why is Pennsylvania one of the best places to see the fall migration of hawks and eagles? Where can I see sandhill cranes in Pennsylvania? What is the state bird of Pennsylvania? If you find yourself asking any of these questions then this book is for you... 50 Things to Know about the Birds in Pennsylvania by Darryl and Jackie Speicher offers an elegant approach to finding the most beautiful and varied species of birds on the continent. Most books on birding tell you to travel to specific locations and hotspots for one or two prize species on your life list. Although there's nothing wrong with that, this book takes another approach. Here we present you with the regional view of the state, and help you to locate the habitats and special locations near your travel destination. From this view, we will help you find a diverse community of birds and celebrate the similarities between species. Pennsylvania has an extraordinary geography, and there is a great overlap in breeding and wintering ranges for many species. The state is uniquely positioned to offer a variety of habitats with irruptive specialties throughout the year. Based on knowledge from the world's leading experts, understanding the role birds play in their habitat brings a greater appreciation to the art of bird watching.This book will help you learn which habitats you should visit to find the species you are most interested in, such as warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors. There are also helpful hints for making some of the more challenging bird identifications.By the time you finish this book, you will know how exciting birding can be anywhere in Pennsylvania. So grab YOUR copy today. You'll be glad you did.
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The Garden Bird Handbook

The Garden Bird Handbook

Appealing to both wildlife gardeners as well as birdwatchers, this practical guide offers all you need to know to attract, identify and watch the birds in your garden.

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Silverdale Books

ISBN: 1845092449

Category: Birds

Page: 160

View: 966

Appealing to both wildlife gardeners as well as birdwatchers, this practical guide offers all you need to know to attract, identify and watch the birds in your garden. It includes practical tips on making your garden bird-friendly and is packed with fascinating facts on bird behaviour.
Categories: Birds

Consider the Birds

Consider the Birds

Edgy spiritual lessons that challenge the way you understand the birds of the Bible.

Author: Debbie Blue

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426749506

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 884

Edgy spiritual lessons that challenge the way you understand the birds of the Bible.
Categories: Religion