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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides) Paperback – March 15, 2011
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“Like everything published by the National Geographic Society, it's first rate…many of the bird illustrations painted by the foremost birding artist Jonathan Alderfer…What sets [it] apart is the inclusion of photographs, lists of preferred foods and nesting habitats, seasonal range maps, and keys to identification -- all tailored toward the backyard birder. –Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
“A great book to give to those backyard birdwatchers in your life--or any friend or neighbor who might appreciate the birds in their yard…attractively designed and chock-full of useful and interesting information…provides many ways to approach, identify, and enjoy birds. Each section includes noteworthy features that make it not only beautiful but useful.” –The Birdchaser
“A handy-sized, easy-to-use tool for backyard birding…The information on each species is superb…fascinating nuggets…” –Birdfreak.com
“Even inexperienced birders will be able to easily use this highly illustrated guide.”
–Book News, Inc.
“National Geographic turns its considerable field guide expertise to birds of the backyard.”
About the Author
PAUL HESS, former chair of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee, is department editor for the "News and Notes" column in Birding magazine. A retired newspaper editor, he writes an "Ornithological Literature Notes" column for the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology newsletter and has written many articles in the journal of Pennsylvania Birds.
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Top Customer Reviews
The colour heads of birds leads you to the pages where complete pictures, range maps, food and general identification information can be found.
There are inserts included; such as why do birds migrate and how to attract hummingbirds. A glossary is built-in with additional reading.
Anyone who looks out and wants to know more of the feathered friends flying around will benefit from this guide.
A terrific addition to my other bird guides and very handy to use.
The compact size (5"x8") of this book allows me to keep it on a table next to my chair in the sunroom which has three walls of glass and great exposure to our trees and birdfeeder. I like to start my day with a cup of coffee watching the birds feed.
I've had this book for about a month and use it almost daily.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Glad I bought this and the Stokes Beginners Guide to Birds Eastern Region together.Published 1 day ago by Penny J. Kollmansberger
Was a gift and she really liked it as her book was not in good shape and also old.Published 6 days ago by Virginia Hayes
Overall it was a nice book but, it was too small. I planned to give it to my 84-yr-old father, but the print was too small and the book itself was difficult to keep open to your... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Linda M Doolittle
I have this to my husband for Christmas and now when we sit outdoors he can research our birds as he feeds them! The price was a good deal, too!Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
The book National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America is great. Has good pictures of all the birds listed, and has wonderful descriptions of each of the birds... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Evans L.