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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2011
I bought this field guide as a present, and when it arrived, I was extremely pleased with it. It is easy to navigate and a quick aid in identifying birds, since many are most easily identified by color. It is the right size for a field guide, small enough to store without taking up much space but big enough to handle easily. I am impressed immensely by this guide because of its layout, with the left page being a color picture of the male bird (female and/or juvenile in smaller box on that page)and on the opposing page a description. A lot of field guides have hand drawn pictures, which are utterly unhelpful in identification, but this guide is terrific, which makes sense because it is by a wildlife photographer who understands the importance of detail. The fact page opposite the picture is wonderful too, not overloading the reader with information. It tells you basic information, such as nesting behavior and sounds. It does a great job of being concise while stilling being completely informative. There's also a picture of Ohio that is color coated that signifies when the bird is in Ohio (i.e. migration, summer....). It is a wonderful book that I can't say enough good things about.