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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.
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.
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.
A terrific addition to my other bird guides and very handy to use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm new to bird watching and this book seems to cover what I need to knowPublished 3 days ago by Naoma E. Mcclung
Bird sighting & attracting songbirds are my new goals in birding. The photos in this book are rich in color. Read morePublished 9 days ago by BroadwayMom
This is a good book, I am able to identify quite a few birds from this one book. Although its not perfect, there always is some that are harder to figure out, it is a backyard... Read morePublished 21 days ago by lizzyj47