Birds Of New York

Field Guide

Author: Stan Tekiela

Publisher: Bird Identification Guides

ISBN: 9781591931089

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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Focusing on birds of New York, this field guide features full-color photographs and information, organized by color, to help readers quickly and easily identify the birds they see.

All the Birds of North America

Author: Jack Griggs,Jack L. Griggs

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060527706

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 8299

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A field guide to North American birds presents an identification method that uses panoramic illustrations, range maps, and an organization system based on habitat and characteristics.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn,Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792253143

Category: Nature

Page: 503

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A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of New York

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022858

Category: Nature

Page: 450

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Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of New York. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 431 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of New York.

Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292779429

Category: Nature

Page: 403

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it became the instant and indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to the birds that travelers are most likely to see, as well as to the unique or endemic species that are of high interest to birders. Birds of Costa Rica covers 310 birds—an increase of 124 species from the earlier volume—with fascinating accounts of the birds' natural history, identification, and behavior gleaned from Henderson's forty years of traveling and birding in Costa Rica. All of the accounts include beautiful photographs of the birds, most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. There are new updated distribution maps and a detailed appendix that identifies many of the country's best bird-watching locations and lodges, including contact information for trip planning purposes.

Sibley Birds West

Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307957926

Category: Bird watching

Page: 477

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"Covering North American species of the Rocky Mountains and west, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--

Bull's Birds of New York State

Author: Emanuel Levine,John L. Bull

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801434044

Category: Nature

Page: 622

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Whether you watch birds on the shores of Long Island, at the Bashakill Marsh, at Niagara Falls, or just at your backyard feeder, this volume will help you appreciate what our Empire State has to offer. It will give you a historical perspective, and it will tell you what we can hope to look forward to in the future if we are vigilant stewards of our natural world.—Governor George E. PatakiThe "bible" of the state's birders since its publication in 1974, John Bull's Birds of New York State has now been completely revised and updated by the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs. This eagerly awaited survey of bird life in the state today provides new and thorough accounts of all 451 species on the official New York State checklist. The book features 7 new maps—4 in full color—and 30 striking sketches by bird artist Dale Dyer.Birders will find chapters covering topics from the prehistoric birds of the region to contemporary bird habitats and the ways in which current classification is being affected by DNA data and research. The species accounts themselves pay particular attention to date parameters and frequency of occurrence, details that are important to the active birder. Where applicable, full subspecies discussions are included.Meticulously prepared by the editor, Emanuel Levine, and the more than 70 members of the Federation who served as authors, this book will prove invaluable to birdwatchers statewide—whether backyard feeder watchers, casual birders, or dyed-in-the-wool enthusiasts.

The Art of Bird Identification

A Straightforward Approach to Putting a Name to the Bird

Author: Pete Dunne

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811748483

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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How to get good, then better, then even better at identifying birds in the field-and have fun doing it.

Sibley's Birding Basics

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307545978

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Raptors of the World

Author: James Ferguson-Lees,David A. Christie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618127627

Category: Nature

Page: 992

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More than two thousand full-color illustrations, along with detailed descriptions, information on behavior and habitats, and large- and small-scale range maps, document the world's 313 species of birds of prey.

Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906668

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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This abridgment focuses on the North American birds most likely to be seen and features an informative introduction, and illustrated descriptions

Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City

Author: Leslie Day,Don Riepe

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421416174

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 5969

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Look around New York, and you’ll probably see birds: wood ducks swimming in Queens, a stalking black-crowned night-heron in Brooklyn, great horned owls perching in the Bronx, warblers feeding in Central Park, or Staten Island’s purple martins flying to and fro. You might spot hawks and falcons nesting on skyscrapers or robins belting out songs from trees along the street. America’s largest metropolis teems with birdlife in part because it sits within the great Atlantic flyway where migratory birds travel seasonally between north and south. The Big Apple’s miles of coastline, magnificent parks, and millions of trees attract dozens of migrating species every year and are also home year-round to scores of resident birds. There is no better way to identify and learn about New York’s birds than with this comprehensive field guide from New York City naturalist Leslie Day. Her book will quickly teach you what each species looks like, where they build their nests, what they eat, the sounds of their songs, what time of year they appear in the city, the shapes and colors of their eggs, and where in the five boroughs you can find them—which is often in the neighborhood you call home. The hundreds of stunning photographs by Beth Bergman and gorgeous illustrations by Trudy Smoke will help you identify the ninety avian species commonly seen in New York. Once you enter the world of the city’s birds, life in the great metropolis will never look the same.

Eastern Birds

A Guide to Field Identification of North American Species

Author: N.A

Publisher: Golden Guides from Saint Martin's Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 160

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A new, long-awaited addition to the highly acclaimed Golden Field Guide line, this definitive book offers detailed descriptions of nearly 300 species of the most common birds in the eastern region, with tips on how to locate birds, bird-watching basics, information on breeding habits, ranges and habitats, songs and calls, and more. Full color.

Sibley Birds East

Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307957918

Category: Bird watching

Page: 438

View: 7658

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Color illustrations and color maps on endpapers.

Eastern Birds

A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated

Author: James Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781582380933

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Offers advice on birdwatching, compares similar species, and describes the characteristics, behavior, habitat, and range of hundreds of species.

Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Ted Floyd

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061120405

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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This new field guide provides a suite of modern tools to effectively aid in the identification of more than 750 species of birds across North America. It introduces a "whole bird" approach by concisely gathering a collection of information about birds into one portable and well-organized volume. 2,000 stunning color photographs of birds in natural habitats show the most important field marks, regional population differences, life stages, and behaviors 700-plus detailed and up-to-date color range maps show summer, migration, winter, year-round, and rare but regular occurrences of every major species A DVD of birdsongs for 138 major species (587 vocalizations in all for 5½ hours of play); each high-quality MP3 file is embedded with an image of the bird, perfect to view on home computers and portable MP3 players Concise descriptions of habits and ecology, age-related and seasonal differences, regional forms, vocalization, and informative captions pointing out the most important aspects of the bird 46 group essays with information outlining taxonomy, feeding, migration, habitats, behaviors, and conservation status A thorough and accessible introduction to birds and birding includes sections on parts of a bird, plumage and molt, food and feeding, migration, habitats, conservation, tips on bow to become a better birder, and more A detailed glossary of terms, species checklist, and quick index The new Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America is perfectly designed to give birders the most powerful and user-friendly collection of information to carry into the field or wherever they enjoy learning about birds and nature.

The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area

Author: Marcia T. Fowle,Paul Kerlinger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801485657

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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Provides up-to-date descriptions of forty important birding sites within the metropolitan area of the five boroughs of New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County, along with detailed maps, lists of birds that can be seen at each site, information on public transportation, suggestions for day trips, and other birding resources. Original.

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 6919

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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.