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Birds of Maine Field Guide Paperback – July 11, 2002
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The Birds of Maine Field Guide has become an absolutely perfect fit for my needs as a beginning birder. It's so handy, easily kept on my desk--its small size, 4"x5 1/2," fits perfectly in my small hands. Don't know what you're looking at? -- but, need to know quickly which bird it is before it flies away? The author made this book so easy to use. Just note the bird's major color and quickly find it in the appropriate color section, smaller birds generally pictured first. However, if you do know the bird's name, you can also find it in the book's rear index. If males/females differ in color, the author also includes photo insets of the other gender. The photographs of each bird show excellent detail--their ranges are also included as a general guideline. Photos of birds are shown on the left pages with their corresponding information on the right (i.e., size, food choices, vocalization, male/female characteristics, migration, etc.). The author features 119 species of the known 415 birds found in Maine--for this guidebook, he decided to include only the most common birds found in our state.
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Each page of "Birds of Maine Field Guide" by Stan Tekiela informs the reader about the size of each bird; sexes & the differences between males, females, & juveniles; nesting habits; eggs laid (inc. the number of eggs, special markings on eggs) which parent incubates the eggs, it is often a shared duty, (There are birds who attempt to lay one or more of their eggs in with another birds' eggs!; how long the parents feed their little fledglings & whether feeding the young is a one bird parent deal or done in unity; migration habits, IMPORTANT: IF YOU BEGIN FEEDING BIRDS IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE TO FEED THROUGH THE ENTIRE YEAR!!! Birds who may otherwise MIGRATE may not do so, as they have been feeding on the food provided through your feeders (THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT SELF-ENTERTAINMENT); there are notations about food preferrences (the local feed & seed store is also a great source of info in getting the correct feed); birds are grouped by a color-coded grouping, (not alphabetized which is worthless if you do not know the name of a bird in the beginning) Having provided the color coding so one can easily find another bird with similar coloring & smile as one checks the little boxes in the index. Stan's personal notes about the birds are truly helpful. All of the information above may sound over-whelming, but it is exactly the opposite! This is an exciting hobby that they entire family can enjoy, gain knowledge, & begin to identify certain birds who continually come to the feeders.Read more ›
There are a number of state specific bird guides by the author which should prove to be of great value to residents of those states. We have purchased many copies of this guide as gifts which are always well received.
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This book is exactly what I wanted. The pictures are perfect and the information given about each bird is basic and everything I wanted to know. I highly recommend this book.Published 29 days ago by onlineshopper
Many of the birds I found in Maine in abundance were not in this bookPublished 1 month ago by Arnold Lash
Get field guide for birding in Maine. Pictures are clear. Good information source.Published 7 months ago by nicole
I have live in Maine all my life and I have identified many birds with this book. So easy to find. You look them up by the color.Published 7 months ago by frannieb
Nice size & good pics., but too many omissions to depend on--the Alcids for examplePublished 11 months ago by Roger Daniel
nearly all the birds in my yard can be found here, southern MainePublished 11 months ago by John G. Strong