National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America, 2nd Edition
NATURE / Birdwatching Guides
Oct 15, 2019
5.39 x 8 x 0.57 in
150 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 150 MAPS, 400 ILLUSTRATIONS
- Author Bio
Geared to the casual and experienced birdwatcher alike, this completely revised guide to 150 of the most common and interesting birds in North America provides the perfect way to appreciate the feathered friends outside your window, along with the tools you need to cultivate them wherever you live.
This comprehensive and beloved guide reveals the most ubiquitous and remarkable species of North American birds, clearly organized by family and paired with identification tips, behavior, vocal descriptions, and more. The new edition features a “Backyard Basics” section from the world’s most prolific birdwatcher, Noah Strycker, with tips on attracting and feeding your favorite birds and creating bird-friendly landscapes. Also included are updated descriptions of 150 common North American species, paired with comprehensive range maps, as well as lush indentification artwork and bite-sized facts. With new contributions from Strycker and a modern redesign, the second edition of this perennial favorite will appeal to new and experienced bird enthusiasts alike.
NOTED AUTHORS: Jonathan Alderfer is an artist and editor who has contributed to National Geographic’s most popular bird guides. Noah Strycker is a record-breaking birder at large, as well as a noted magazine and book author who excels in interpreting ornithology for a popular audience.
UPDATED SCIENCE: The fully revised text covers all new discoveries, including species splits and profound changes in taxonomy. Maps have been updated to reflect new species range and distribution.
ONE-OF-KIND FEATURE: An indispensable visual index of all 150 species, offered by no other guides on the market, appears on the inside front and back laminated covers, making identification a snap.
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Quotes from five-star Amazon.com consumer reviews of the first edition:
Superior product: “As someone who previously relied on Audobon Society books, this one is hands-down a must have for those with feeders.”
Tons of info: “There are so many extras in the book that I did not even know were in it when I bought it. I bought this for my Mom and she has told me several times that this is the best birding book she has ever had.”
Perfect gift: “My wife often says while reading the book, ’I didn’t know that!’ The look on her face is worth 100 times more than the reasonable cost of this book!”