This is a really nice book. The artistry and color plates are beautiful inside and the book has a nice sturdy feel with glossy heavy pages. However, it isn't well organized. I found it a bit hard to identify birds rapidly at our feeder. Its organized by bird types. So if you arent sure if you have a tree clinger on you hands or a vireo or a warbler, you may find yourself flipping pages to try and id the bird before it flies off. I found the Stokes book to be superior to this one for identification as it is organized by bird color. However, this book does provide more description of birds in the Comment Appendix than the Stokes guide and the color plate artistry makes this book unique and worthwhile.