- Series: Stokes Nature Guides
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition (April 30, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316817252
- ISBN-13: 978-0316817257
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stokes Guide to Bird Behavior, Volume 1 Paperback – April 30, 1983
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Stokes's passion for bird watching is contagious; you'll never regard any of these species in the same manner after reading this. No other book I've read has broken down bird behavior by species to such an engrossing degree. The social nature of starlings and their roosting parties contrasts with the solitary habits of the American kestrel. The playful acrobatics of the chickadee and its complex song contrast with the more mysterious behavior of the robin.
Because each volume of this series contains birds without regard to grouping (i.e. songbirds, or birds of prey, or aquatic birds), readers must first check with the table of contents to see whether a specific bird is included.Read more ›
My one complaint about these books is that the bird species are not in any particular order, and neither are they indexed. If you look at the table of contents you will see that the species are not in alphabetical or any other order, and there is no sense to which birds are in which volume or where they are placed in the book. In other words, you have to read through the entire list of 25 species in the table of contents, in each book, to locate the species you want. I have no explanation for this, and I made an index for the books myself to save me from the frustration involved every time I want to look up a species. That is the reason I gave the book(s) 4 stars instead of 5.Read more ›
I enjoy watching birds, but have never studied them. It's fun to read up about the common pigeon, and then see the interesting behaviors on your next walk through downtown.
If you do pick up this book, I recommend listening to some of the calls on allaboutbirds(dot)org of the birds you read about, so you know if a certain species is near on your next outing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good, the species it does have are good but I was hoping it would have been a more general bird behavior book. I should have read the description better. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary
Love the book and the seller was great. Came right on time, was new as advertised, and had the best packaging I've had from any third-party seller.Published 9 months ago by Maryh
The book I received had an older cover, not the cover shown in the picture. The back cover was stained, outside and inside.Published 17 months ago by Ruth Klump
I loved this book when I was learning about bird behavior in my backyard.Published 19 months ago by J. Francis
Then wanted to look up Chickadees again and
Tree Swallows. Has always been a regular reference in our home - avid bird watchers and bird feeders. Read more
This series is one of the very best identification guides to birds on the planet, if you want to know more than the bird's name.Published on September 22, 2009 by D. Keith