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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America - Louise Zemaitis; Jon L. Dunn; Jonathan Alderfer; Paul Hess
ISBN: 9781426207204
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
In North America alone, 60 million people identify themselves as bird-watchers, and most hone their skills right in their own backyards. Now, there's a book for every family who wants to learn more about the birds they love. Chapters cover all aspects of birding in an easy, accessible way. Vivid illustrations of 150 common species make identification a snap. Tips on feeding, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes show how to attract birds to any environment for optimal viewing.

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National Geographic Bird Coloration - Geoffrey E. Hill
ISBN: 9781426205712
Publication Date: 2010-03-16
The volume's gorgeous pictures and lively explanations will captivate beginners as well as serious twitchers. Author and noted ornithologist Geoff Hill takes readers on an informative visual and narrative tour. Seventeen short chapters with engaging narrative and lots of photos with information-packed captions illustrate the mechanisms by which birds produce the characteristic and sometimes brilliant colouration of their feathers and other body parts.

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National Geographic Birding Essentials: All the Tools, Techniques, and Tips You Need to Begin and Become a Better Birder - Jonathan Alderfer; Jon L. Dunn; Jonathan K. Alderfer; Jon Dunn; National Geographic Society (U.S.) Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781426201356
Publication Date: 2007-10-30
Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related outdoor activity in the U.S., with at least a million new birders a year estimated to join an already robust group some 80 million strong. For these beginning and intermediate enthusiasts,National Geographic Birding Essentials is a must. Comprehensive and authoritative, yet engaging and user-friendly, it teaches readers how to begin and improve their birding... what to look and listen for... and how to make sense of what they see and hear.

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Illustrated Birds of North America, Folio Edition - Jon L. Dunn; Jonathan Alderfer
ISBN: 9781426205255
Publication Date: 2009-10-20
This highly collectible, generously sized folio edition contains oversized artwork in the Audubon tradition of bird illustration. Rescaled and enlarged to 150 percent of original size, the guide's 4,000-plus illustrations of North America's 970 bird species enable readers to appreciate every brushstroke of the beautiful artwork.

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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America - Jonathan Alderfer (Editor); Paul Lehman; Jon L. Dunn (Editor)
ISBN: 9781426203305
Publication Date: 2008-10-21
New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Now, to better serve the expanding market, we’ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains. These new volumes deliver in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in the specified area, with illustrated accounts of the different plumages and life stages, along with hundreds of color-coded range maps.

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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition - Jon L. Dunn; Jonathan Alderfer
ISBN: 9781426208287
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
"National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition" contains the most all-new material since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago. The latest edition will include 300 new art figures; unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide; extensive migration information overlaid on species maps; field-mark labels on all artwork; text updates to include new species; reorganization reflecting taxonomic changes in the bird community; organization, readability, and increased page count with a fresh new design.

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Global Birding: Traveling the World in Search of Birds - Les Beletsky
ISBN: 9781426206405
Publication Date: 2010-09-21
This unprecedented new book by top-selling author Les Beletsky (Birds of the World, Birdsongs) will aim to explain why birders are interested in going to other countries and where they like to go. It will act as a "bridge" for domestic birders, allowing them to build on their exciting new knowledge as beginner birders by accessing other countries to see species they cannot see at home.


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