Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding

Understanding what You See and Hear

Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547248326

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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A resource with nearly 900 full-color photos examines the basics of each major bird group, describes the principles of identification and much more. By the author of Lives of North American Birds. 20,000 first printing.
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Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618574230

Category: Nature

Page: 391

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Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.
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Lives of North American Birds

Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618159888

Category: Nature

Page: 675

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A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.
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A Season on the Wind

Inside the World of Spring Migration

Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328566765

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment. Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by ancient instincts to return to their breeding grounds. This vast parade often goes unnoticed, except in a few places where these small travelers concentrate in large numbers. One such place is along Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio. There, the peak of spring migration is so spectacular that it attracts bird watchers from around the globe, culminating in one of the world’s biggest birding festivals. Millions of winged migrants pass through the region, some traveling thousands of miles, performing epic feats of endurance and navigating with stunning accuracy. Now climate change threatens to disrupt patterns of migration and the delicate balance between birds, seasons, and habitats. But wind farms—popular as green energy sources—can be disastrous for birds if built in the wrong places. This is a fascinating and urgent study of the complex issues that affect bird migration.
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A field guide to advanced birding

birding challenges and how to approach them

Author: Kenn Kaufman,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation,Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 299

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Explains how to identify the most difficult species of birds
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Advanced Birding

Author: National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation,Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395975008

Category: Nature

Page: 299

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Covering thirty-five of the most difficult groups of birds, from winter loons to confusing fall warblers, jaegers to chickadees, accipiters to flycatchers, this clearly written and beautifully illustrated field guide tells exactly how to solve the most challenging bird identification problems of North America.
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Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps

Author: Steve N. G. Howell,Brian L. Sullivan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328558134

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Identifying birds can be overwhelming. Where and how do you start? The good news is that most people already know more than they realize about birds, which can greatly simplify the identification process. Written in a helpful, conversational style and illustrated with numerous photos, this “12-step program” starts with the basics and builds logically into a manageable framework that enables anyone to get into, or get more out of, the world of watching, identifying, and enjoying birds. “Identifying birds is a science and an art. These leading masters of the craft share a wealth of inside knowledge in this gem of a book. If you’re a birder at any level of experience, I guarantee this book will improve your skills in the field.” —Kenn Kaufman, author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding “The birding equivalent of having Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking teach you how to count, add, subtract, multiply, and comprehend quantum mechanics. Bird watchers at every skill level will garner insights from this book.” — Pete Dunne, author of Birds of Prey STEVE N. G. HOWELL is an international bird tour leader with WINGS, a popular speaker and trip leader at birding festivals, and author of numerous books and articles. He lives in California. BRIAN SULLIVAN works on eBird and digital publications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He lives in California.
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Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion

A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds

Author: Pete Dunne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544135687

Category: Nature

Page: 736

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In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.
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Kingbird Highway

The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618062351

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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The author recounts his trek across the country at age sixteen in search of birds, his efforts to set a record for the most North American species seen in a year, and how he gained a deeper understanding of the natural world. Reprint.
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The Little Big Book of Birds

Author: Natasha Tabori Fried,Lena Tabori

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599620237

Category: Nature

Page: 349

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Bird lovers will flock to this whimsical and endearing celebration of the avian world. Packed with all things feathered--but not flighty--The Little Big Book of Birds offers literature, poetry, trivia, helpful tips, humor, recipes, profiles of respected birders, and advice for the seasoned birder and the beginner alike. Grab your binoculars and hit the trail, or curl up in an armchair and enjoy the adventures of your favorite birding authors. This book includes: Birdwatching 101: Useful for beginnners as well as those who have been around the block a few times, this section covers all the how-to's you'll need for ultimate know-how: basic bird identification, biding on the internet, a guide to the field guide, a guide to binoculars, building a backyard bird haven, bird habitat conservation, and more. Birding Around the World: Includes advice on the best places to bird in North America, whether you're planning a weekend trip for waterfowl in your home state or trip to Mexico to witness "The River of Raptors." Learn fun facts about the most exotic birds around the world from the Sacred Ibis of Sub-Saharan Africa to the Red-backed Shrike of Siberia. Stories & Essays: Adventure tales and legends of the field to curl up with from famed birdwatchers and essayists including John Muir, Marie Winn, E.B. White, Lola Oberman, Kenn Kaufman, and more. Poetry: A selection of poems inspired by birds from beloved poets such as Pablo Neruda, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, W. B. Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and D. H. Lawrence. Famous Birder Biographies: Learn from the greats in these short histories of the best birders past and present, including John James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson, Alexander Wilson, Margaret Morse Nice, Pamela Rasmussen, and Ted Parker. Bird Facts: Everything under the sun about the rulers of the sky, including important birding festival to attend during every season, the best bird films and documentaries, information about endangered birds, the origins of common bird names, a guide to birder vocabulary, and more.
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