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Where the Birds Are Hardcover – April 30, 2001

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The National Wildlife Federation has been helping to save wildlife and wild places since 1936. With more than 4 million members and supporters and thousands of volunteers across the United States, the NWF is the nation's leading conservation education organization. Tim Gallagher is an award-winning writer, editor, and wildlife photographer. Editor-in-Chief of Living Bird magazine, published by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, he is a lifelong birder and the author of Wild Bird Photography. Kristi Streiffert is a naturalist and award-winning journalist. Her birding articles appear regularly in many publications, including Living Bird and WildBird. Robert M. Brown has made humorous editorial contributions to books and magazines on history, literature, and nature. His work is featured in Reader's Digest's Birds of North America. Sheila Buff is a freelance writer specializing in natural history and the outdoors. She is the author of a number of books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Birdwatching.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT (April 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789471698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789471697
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.3 x 5.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,567,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Whenever I travel on business or for vacations, I try to see the local highlights that interest me. Over the years, this has helped me to enjoy many museums, concerts, gardens, golf courses, and national parks. As an early riser, I often find myself with nothing to do before 10 a.m. on business trips. I am consciously aware that very few places I visit offer good bird watching, of the sort that I know how to find near my home. This volume is a perfect addition for me. I can now plan bird watching excursions as part of these same trips. This will add enormously to the enjoyment I will gain from my travel.
Can you name 100 outstanding places to watch birds north of Mexico? If you are like me, your list is pretty short. This guide now gives me places to look in every region of the United States and Canada.
Each site contains a brief overview, a description of the habitat, the birds you are most likely to see (which includes some fine color photographs to help with identification), a description of the bird life in the area, suggestions for visiting, and highlights of seasonal events. In addition, you get the basics about how to get to the site (driving directions), hours, cost, whether camping is available or not, ways on get more information by telephone and on-line, and the availablility of local motels, hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns. I checked out several places where I had been before, and found the information to be accurate and appropriate. For those who want to make more detailed plans, you will probably want to do more research before you visit, using the references here.
There is also a micro mini-field guide in the back for the birds you are most likely to see. But you will want to bring your own field guide, I'm sure.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Foster HALL OF FAME on August 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I recently purchased three new books on birds, and I did not buy them from Amazon and I could have saved a bundle, but I am an impulsive book buyer... One of my new books, WHERE THE BIRDS ARE, was published by the National Wildlife Federation--you know Ranger Rick and the other backyard buddies--and I do live near the NWF headquarters, and they do have a gift shop.... WHERE THE BIRDS ARE lists the 100 best locations for watching birds in North America outside your own backyard. Amazingly or otherwise, the NWF lists places to watch birds in every state, as it turns out two of them here in Virginia. One of these places is Great Falls Virginia, just up the street. Guess I'll look more closely next time we visit. Each section of the book contains a description of the site including a little map, visiting hours, and other entrance information as well as the types of habitat to be found at the site and the kinds of bird life. At Great Falls Virginia, we can observe Robins and White Throated Sparrows as well as vistors on the Eastern flyway such as the Northern Parula. In fact the book says 34 types of warblers have been spotted in Great Falls. Since the NWF book does not show any other species than the three I've named, you may want to invest in a book with a more comprehensive listing of birds which brings me to one of my other purchases -- BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA from the Smithsonian. I've been a Petersen devotee for years, and love the Petersen Field Guide, but the Smithsonian book is quite good too. It contains photos and other information which will help you identify the birds you sight after you follow the NWF guide and locate your bird site.Read more ›
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Whether planning a trip or reading for pleasure, this is a wonderful book to have on hand for learning more about the best birdwatching spots in North America. We have had great fun reading about and visiting the places described in the book. Of course, you will want to have your Sibley's or Petersen's on hand for more detail--detailed descriptions of birds are not the purpose of this book. It is a most excellent companion for getting one to the places "where the birds are" and giving an overview. THEN you pull out the birding reference book of choice and delve deeper into details desired. Easy to read and peruse--highly recommended.
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