Birding is one of the fastest-growing activities in America, and this book is aimed at the millions of birders who want not only to identify birds but also to understand them. Key features of this comprehensive and indispensable handbook include: coverage of every species found in North America - more than 900 species, including accidentals and exotics - as well as the larger genus and family groupings; vividly written, detailed descriptions of each species, genus, and family: personality, habitat, feeding habits, nesting habits, migratory patterns, characteristic displays, and conservation status; color photographs and range maps for the more than 600 species regularly seen in North America; an introduction to birds and birding. Just as a Peterson Field Guide(tm) is an essential tool for birding in the field, Kenn Kaufman's Lives of North American Birds is an essential reference for anyone interested in birds in particular or nature in general.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Kenn Kaufman is a legend among birders. At sixteen he hitchhiked back and forth across North America, traveling eighty thousand miles in a year, simply to see as many birds as he could; he came back to tell the story in KINGBIRD HIGHWAY. A field editor for AUDUBON and a regular contributor to every major birding magazine, he is the youngest person ever to receive the Ludlow Griscom Award, the highest honor of the American Birding Association. His natural history pursuits have taken him to all seven continents, but he has made a special study of North American birds. His books include LIVES OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS, the PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO ADVANCED BIRDING, and the FOCUS GUIDE TO BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. He resides in Tucson, Arizona.About the Author:
KENN KAUFMAN, originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world's foremost naturalists.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Dec 20, 1996. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # tax 121415 9
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110395770173
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0395770173
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0395770173
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0395770173 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0196623
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803957701771.0