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Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

ISBN-10: 067945120X

ISBN-13: 9780679451204

Edition: 2003

Authors: David Allen Sibley

List price: $19.95
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The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 650 bird species plus regional populations found east of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations—more than 4,200 in total—with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include brand-new maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America is an indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative and portable guide to the birds of the East.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188

David Allen Sibley, son of the well-known ornithologist Fred Sibley, began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven. Since 1980, he has traveled throughout the North American continent studying the natural world, both on his own and as a leader of bird-watching tours. He is the author of several guides to bird identification including The Sibley Guide to Birds, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, Sibley's Birding Basics, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, and The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America.

Preface
Introduction
Classification of Birds
Birding
Equipment
Finding Birds
Learning to Identify Birds
Variation in Appearance
Geographic Variation and Subspecies
Polymorphism
Wear and Fading
Changes in Posture and Head Shape
Light and Atmospheric Conditions
Cosmetic Coloration and Staining
Aberrant Plumages
Bill Deformities
Hybrids
Molt and Plumage
Learning Songs and Calls
Finding Rare Birds
Ethics
Extinct Species
Conservation
Key to the Species Accounts
Names and Measurements
Species Descriptions
Status
Habitat
Behavior
Voice
Illustrations
Range Maps
Bird Topography
Parts of a Passerine
Head Feathers
Body Feathers
Wing Feathers
Parts of a Gull
Parts of a Duck
Parts of a Shorebird
Loons and Grebes
Tubenoses
Fulmar
Petrels
Shearwaters
Storm-Petrels
Pelecaniformes
Boobies
Frigatebird
Gannet
Pelicans
Tropicbird
Anhinga and Cormorants
Wading Birds
Bitterns
Egrets
Flamingos
Herons
Ibises
Night-Herons
Spoonbill
Stork
Swans and Geese
Domestic Waterfowl
Exotic Waterfowl
Geese
Swans
Dabbling Ducks
Puddle Ducks
Teals
Whistling-Ducks
Wigeons
Diving Ducks
Eiders
Goldeneyes
Mergansers
Scaup
Scoters
Diurnal Raptors
Caracara
Eagles
Falcons
Hawks
Kites
New World Vultures
Osprey
Upland Game Birds
Chachalaca
Chukar
Exotic Game Birds
Grouse
Partridge
Pheasant
Prairie-Chickens
Ptarmigan
Quail
Turkey
Gruiformes
Coot
Cranes
Gallinule
Limpkin
Moorhen
Rails
Sora
Shorebirds
Avocet
Curlews
Dowitchers
Godwits
Jacana
Lapwing
Oystercatchers
Phalaropes
Plovers
Ruff
Sandpipers
Snipe
Stilt
Turnstone
Whimbrel
Willet
Woodcock
Yellowlegs
Skuas, Jaegers, and Gulls
Terns and Skimmers
Alcids
Dovekie
Guillemot
Murrelets
Murres
Puffin
Razorbill
Pigeons and Doves
Parrots and Their Allies
Cuckoos and Their Allies
Anis
Cuckoos
Roadrunner
Owls
Goatsuckers
Nighthawks
Nightjars
Swifts
Hummingbirds
Kingfishers
Woodpeckers
Tyrant Flycatchers
Flycatchers
Kingbirds
Pewees
Phoebes
Wood-Pewees
Shrikes and Vireos
Jays, Crows, and Their Allies
Crows
Jays
Magpie
Ravens
Scrub-Jays
Larks
Swallows
Chickadees, Nuthatches, and Their Allies
Bushtit
Chickadees
Creeper
Nuthatches
Titmice
Verdin
Wrens
Dipper, Kinglets, and Gnatcatchers
Thrushes
Bluebirds
Robins
Thrushes
Mimids
Catbird
Mockingbirds
Thrashers
Pipits
Waxwings
Starlings, Mynas, and Bulbul
Wood-Warblers
Chat
Ovenbird
Parulas
Redstart
Warblers
Waterthrushes
Yellowthroats
Tanagers, Cardinals, and Their Allies
Bananaquit
Cardinaline Buntings
Cardinals
Dickcissel
Grosbeaks
Tanagers
Emberizine Sparrows and Their Allies
Emberizine Buntings
Juncos
Longspurs
Sparrows
Towhees
Icterids
Blackbirds
Bobolink
Cowbirds
Grackles
Meadowlarks
Orioles
Finches and Old World Sparrows
Crossbills
Finches
Goldfinches
Grosbeaks
Old World Sparrows
Redpolls
Siskin
Acknowledgments
Index