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Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series) Paperback – October 1, 1996
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The best feature was that each bird was divided by color. So if you see a Wilson's warbler in your backyard but don't know for certain if your call is correct, you can quickly thumb to the "yellow" section of the book and see all the yellow birds. Thus you can quickly confirm your identification.
This book would have limited, or no value to an experienced birder, but for the beginning birder, this is a fine introduction to the hobby of birding.
This lovely little book has first-class photos (and as one reviewer pointed out, is organized by color with the color visible on the edge of the book), and provides short blurbs on appearance, song, preferred areas, and nests, as well as on attracting them--what to put out. Also a regional diagram that is helpful is distinguishing between birds common to the north east versus the south east.
We just participated in the national bird count, and this book surprised me with something I did not know: the difference between the downy woodpecker and the hairy woodpecker (only difference is the latter's longer bill).
This is a great portable reference and from my point of view, the best possible bird book to give to anyone with an interest in observing and attracting birds (provided they live in the Eastern United States).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fantastic book. I'm homeschooling my children and we are studying birds. The only birds I could identify were cardinals, pigeons, and mourning doves. Read morePublished 8 days ago by M. Holmes
My daughter just loves this book! It's easy for her to find and locate the bird she's looking at! This makes her happy, which makes daddy happy :)Published 1 month ago by Alex S
like this book. gives each birds specs. however, lacking with a few species in habits and food attraction info.Published 2 months ago by Marc Schwarz
Beautiful book! I bought this for my Dad who is always wondering what kinds of birds are at his feeder. This is perfect-- yes, it's simple enough, but straight forward. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SK
Great beginner's book. I am an amateur bird watcher in upstate New York. I have yet to spot a bird that is not mentioned in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by honest
I have used this same book for 15 years and love it for its ease of use, succinct descriptions, and excellent photos. When mine moundedPublished 2 months ago by vainwva