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Photographic Guide to the Birds of North America

Bird Identification Made Easy and Fun!

By: Sam Crowe

Price: CAD $35.95

Publisher: Birdzilla Press

Imprint: Birdzilla Press

416 Pages

8.5 X 5.5 ins

ISBN:  9780578611402 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 04/16/2020

A field guide designed for the beginner to intermediate level birder and those who want to feed and attract birds in their own backyard.
  • The guide is laid out in a progressive manner.
  • The initial section describes how the guide is structured and can best be used.
  • The second section provides bird identification tips, including tips on using size and behavior as identification aids.
  • The third section is a 75 species mini-guide called the FastFinder. It contains 75 of the most common and wide spread species found in the United States based on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch data.
  • The fourth section is the main part of the guide covering 650 species, including descriptions, photographs and range maps of each species.
  • The appendix includes information on attracting and feeding birds as well as binocular selection and bird photography.
  • The photography is exceptional and even people with just a passive interest in birds will enjoy flipping through the guide.
"A unique and delightfully fun guide to birds that is not only packed with photos, maps and info to help identify birds but also a cornucopia of features and humor that you've never seen in a traditional field guide. I love the straightforward, down-to-earth descriptions, the fun facts and jokes, the tie-ins to conservation and the web links to easily access sounds. " - Dr. Jeff Wells. Science and Policy Director for the Boreal Songbird Initiative. Science advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts.
"Once again, Sam tackles the challenges of bird identification with both wit and wisdom. This guide shares the true joy of birdwatching, with amazing photographs, access to audio, and descriptions to aid the beginner to intermediate birder. Interspersed with some jokes and fun facts, it is not only informative, but also fun reading." - Dr. Susan Bonfield Executive Director of Environment for the Americas, World Migratory Bird Day
"This field guide may be used by birders of all levels of proficiency, but will especially helpful to the beginning and intermediate birder. The habitat emphasis is unique and important for keying in on the proper identification. The excellent photographs are supported by accurate distribution maps. The fascinating content is supplied by a well-traveled and experienced birder. His excellent website, Birdzilla.com, provides information on all aspects of ornithology, birding equipment, photography, and other related topics." - Dr. Robert Neill, University of Texas at Arlington


Sam Crowe is a life-long birder whose passion has taken him around the globe, including such birdie locations as Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. Sam's experience includes 6 years at the world leading Cornell Lab of Ornithology, first as editor of the "All About Birds" web site and later as a marketing manager. Sam is founder and President of the Birdzilla.com family of web sites.



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