Field Guide of Birds in North America by Jane R. McCauley and U. S. National Geographic Society Staff (1993, Hardcover)
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About this product
- AuthorJane R. McCauley,U. S. National Geographic Society Staff
- Number Of Pages464 pages
- Publication Date1993-09-01
- PublisherNational Geographic Society
- Edition Number3
- Weight20 Oz
- Width5.2 In.
- Length11.8 In.
- Dewey Decimal598.297
Most relevant reviews
- 2french2Jan 08, 2012by
Excellent field guide at a good price
Easy to use and easy to stow in a back pack. A very comprehensive guide to identify birds by sight or song. A great guide for the novice as well as the experienced birder.
- imperialAug 07, 2011by
BULKY BUT CONTENTS, COLOR PLATES, AND DESCRIPTIONS EXCELLENT.
ALTHOUGH THIS IS A SUPERIOR LARGE REFERRENCE BOOK, IT'S SMALLER, THICK SIZE MAKES IT QUITE BULKY TO HANDLE. I LIVE ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE ERIE IN OHIO (SHEFFIELD LAKE / LORAIN COUNTY). IN RECENT YEARS WE'VE HAD AN INFLUX OF UNCOMMON BIRDS TO OUR AREA, BOTH MIGRATORY AND THOSE RELOCATING DO TO DESTROYED HABITAT. THIS YEAR'S FLOODING HAS RESULTED IN NEW MARSHY TYPE AREAS PLUS EXTRA LUSH BRUSH, ATTRACTING SPECIES WHICH SHY AWAY FROM POPULATED AREAS. LATE SPRING WE BEGAN HEARING UNFAMILIAR AND SHRILL BIRD CALLS, SPURRING ME TO SEEK A BETTER GUIDE BOOK. I WANTED ONE THAT INCLUDED CALLS. THIS BOOK DESCRIBES THEIR CALLS, AND I APPRECIATE THE COLOR PLATES SHOWING SEASONAL COLORINGS AS WELL AS THE YOUTH. BUT WITH ONE SPECIES RECORDED I FOUND A DEFICIT IS THE CARDINALS. WE HAVE TWO TYPES OF CARDINALS IN OUR AREA, NORTHERN AND VERMILION. MY TWO ELDERLY BOOKS, ONE HAS THE VERMILION AND NORTHERN DEPICTED, AND THE OTHER DOES NOT. THE VERMILION MALE IS FULLY BRIGHT RED (NO COLOR VARIATION) AND HIS MATE IS BRILLIANT LIME AND WHITE WITH PALE YELLOW HIGHLIGHTING. THIS PAIR FREQUENTED OUR YARD FOR A COUPLE YEARS. I FOUND HER DEAD UNDER MY POTTING TABLE LAST YEAR IN EARLY SPRING (UNDER TOPPLED FLOWER POTS), SO I WAS ABLE TO VIEW HER CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL. THE TWO SPECIES DO KEEP COMPANY WITH ONE ANTOHER. WE HAVE 14 GRANDSONS, SO THIS BOOK WILL GET GOOD USE. THEY LOVE TO COME TO GRAM'S BACK YARD AND ENJOY THE HABITAT WITH THE WILDLIFE. MARLENE DeFRENNRead full review
- cathiscornerNov 09, 2005by
More Than A Guide...
This field guide is one of the most comprehensive I've ever found which covered Birds in North America. The pictures are amazing and the paper quality is exceptional. The features are seeminly limitless and any serious bird scholar would have a hard time finding a better guide. Maps and regions included with every bird. This is the Second Edition put out by the National Geographic Society and they've done it once again. Certainly the top name in nature lover's literature, the NGS has put out the bird lover's guide book to bird heaven.. North America
----------------------Cathi Robertson www.cathiscorner.biz or on ebay as cathiscorner
- toomanyducksJul 08, 2011by
wonderful and very complete
Great writings and very descriptive pictures and artwork. Very good for many areas of the country and especially helpful to get to know your neighborhood birds.
- tymes-pastSep 05, 2007by
Comprehensive identifcation guide--lots of pics!
I have several other bird id books, but this is by far the most comprehensive I've seen. Lots of illustrations of all the North American bird species and subspecies. Love this guide book!