Birds of North America

ISBN-10: 0792253140
ISBN-13: 9780792253143
Edition: 5th 2006
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 11/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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 millionand 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 guidecomprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use. Among the the new edition's key elements and practical improvements: Every North American speciesmore than 960, including a new section on accidental birdsclassified 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.

Introduction
Ducks, Geese, Swans
Curassows, Guans
Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail
New World Quail
Loons
Grebes
Albatrosses
Shearwaters, Petrels
Storm-Petrels
Frigatebirds
Tropicbirds
Boobies, Gannets
Pelicans
Darters
Cormorants
Herons, Bitterns, Allies
Storks
Flamingos
Ibises, Spoonbills
New World Vultures
Hawks, Kites, Eagles, Allies
Caracaras, Falcons
Limpkins
Rails, Gallinules, Coots
Cranes
Lapwings, Plovers
Jacanas
Oystercatchers
Stilts, Avocets
Sandpipers, Phalaropes, Allies
Gulls, Terns, Skimmers
Skuas, Jaegers
Auks, Murres, Puffins
Pigeons, Doves
Lories, Parakeets, Macaws, Parrots
Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis
Owls
Goatsuckers
Swifts
Hummingbirds
Trogons
Kingfishers
Woodpeckers, Allies
Tyrant Flycatchers
Shrikes
Vireos
Crows, Jays
Larks
Swallows
Babblers
Chickadees, Titmice
Penduline Tits, Verdins
Long-tailed Tits, Bushtits
Creepers
Nuthatches
Wrens
Dippers
Kinglets
Old World Warblers, Gnatcatchers
Old World Flycatchers
Thrushes
Mockingbirds, Thrashers
Bulbuls
Starlings
Accentors
Wagtails, Pipits
Waxwings
Silky-flycatchers
Wood-Warblers
Olive Warbler
Tanagers
Bananaquit
Emberizids (Sparrows)
Cardinals, Saltators, Allies
Blackbirds
Fringilline and Cardueline Finches, Allies
Old World Sparrows
Weavers
Estrildid Finches
Accidentals, Extinct Species
AOU and ABA Checklist Differences; Greenland; Bermuda
Index
Art Credits
Acknowledgments

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