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From the National Audubon Society comes a richly illustrated handbook of bird identification that provides helpful tips on the art of birdwatching, closeup illustrations, locator maps, birding etiquette, essential equipment, and more.
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Geared to beginning birders, the Handbook includes useful advice about selecting binoculars, looking for identification markings, even sketching birds. The presentation follows the usual Dorling Kindersley format: lots of annotated color photographs and illustrations; straightforward text penned by a recognized expert; and helpful appendices on related topics like birdwatching ethics, building a reference library, birding organizations, and taxonomy. A chapter on "Birding Hot Spots" provides maps and locations of particularly rich birding regions throughout North America, while those with a burgeoning interest will appreciate an overview on photographing and recording birds. This is not an ID guide (try National Geographic's Field Guide to the Birds of North America for that), and it's not meant to be carried in the field, but for a would-be birder looking to get started it's a fine primer.About the Author:
Stephen W. Kress, Ph.D., is active in ornithology, wildlife conservation, and environmental education. He serves the National Audubon Society in a variety of positions, including vice--president for bird conservation, manager of the Society's Maine Coast Sanctuaries, and director of its Seabird Restoration Program. In addition, Kress teaches field ornithology classes at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the Audubon Camp in Maine. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Wildlife Department at the University of Maine. Author of The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds, The Bird Garden, and Project Puffin, Kress has also written many scientific papers on the restoration of seabirds such as puffins and terns.
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Book Description DK ADULT, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0789451530
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