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Birds of Southern California Paperback – September 15, 2012
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It is 4.5x6 inches in size, and easy to carry in a pack or in the leg pocket of a pair of cargo pants.
The sections for each bird on behavior, voice, and similar species are concise and very specific. Of greatest interest to me are the paragraphs on seasonal occurrence, questions about which often make me pause while trying to recall.
The photo images are remarkably clear. I might only wish for more images, especially of immature forms. The occasional picture of similar species on the same page is very welcome. It is an easy volume to use with a short index on the inside back cover, and is especially helpful in showing a species to newer birders, who may have only gotten a glimpse of a rapidly disappearing warbler.
As a frequent birding field trip leader in San Diego County, this will be the guide that I will now most often carry and recommend for this area. Thanks to the authors.
I would recommend it as long as you don't own any previous volumes of this book, for the "new" version" hasn't really changed much from the old one except for a new cover.
You can imagine my disappointment when it arrived today and the only photos are the picture of a bird on the cover and the photo of the two authors on the back of the book.
Apparently the hardcover and paperback are totally different books.
as far as what an actual bird would look like. Information is also handy...especially for the bird watching crowd.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Actually my sister and nephew liked it. I sent it to them for a gift so they could recognize some of the birds that frequent their neighborhood.Published 2 months ago by Pamela A Phillips
Excellent book (the 2012 one) for beginning birders. Excellent photos of adults and very good descriptions. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Desert Dweller
I liked it really well, but still have a few birds at my fountain that I can't find in the book.Published 5 months ago by Leona Valencich
Book okay. Still hard to find some birds we see in our backward.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gives a very good explanation of the local birds, pictures to help identify them, and a lot of useful information.Published 6 months ago by Kerry Newman
Concise, specific information on the birds of Southern California presented in a user-friendly format with excellent photos.Published 7 months ago by Brad Rumble
I'm new to birding and was using the web to look up birds, but sometimes I don't have access to a computer. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sophie