Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 9780547248325
Year 2011
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A resource with nearly 900 full-color photos examines the basics of each major bird group, describes the principles of identification and much more. By the author of Lives of North American Birds. 20,000 first printing.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America Author Eric R. Eaton
ISBN-10 0618153101
Year 2007
Pages 391
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information--including life histories, behaviors, and habitats--on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.

Kaufman Field Guide to Mammals of North America

Kaufman Field Guide to Mammals of North America Author Nora Bowers
ISBN-10 0618951881
Year 2007-08-01
Pages 351
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Now with a new lower price and a new ISBN, the Kaufman Field Guide to Mammals invites nature lovers to discover North America's wild animals This comprehensive guide treats every species of wild mammal found north of the Mexican border, from squirrels and chipmunks to grizzly bears and jaguars as well as those in offshore waters. More than 1,200 photographs have been digitally edited to show correct sizes, comparative colors, and the field marks necessary for identification in the wild. With each title in the distinguished Kaufman Field Guide series, Kenn Kaufman engages and educates naturalists of all ages and skill levels about the wonders of nature. In Mammals of North America, the format has been designed for easy field use, with illustrations, maps, and text arranged side by side. Detailed range maps show where each species is common or rare. The authoritative text discusses the identification of these animals and the essential facts about their habitats and behavior. Hundreds of illustrations show tracks, dens, and other signs that we may notice even when the animals themselves are out of sight.

Lives of North American Birds

Lives of North American Birds Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 0618159886
Year 2001-11-01
Pages 675
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 0618456945
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The only field guide for identifying the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, and sky of the Midwest.

Butterflies of North America

Butterflies of North America Author James P. Brock
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017610301
Year 2003-03-02
Pages 383
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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More than 2,300 images of butterflies in accurate, lifelike poses highlight this complete guide to North American butterflies, which includes handy indexes, range maps, and helpful identification tips.

Kingbird Highway

Kingbird Highway Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 0547349440
Year 2006-04-11
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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At sixteen, Kenn Kaufman dropped out of the high school where he was student council president and hit the road, hitching back and forth across America, from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Mexico. Maybe not all that unusual a thing to do in the seventies, but what Kenn was searching for was a little different: not sex, drugs, God, or even self, but birds. A report of a rare bird would send him hitching nonstop from Pacific to Atlantic and back again. When he was broke he would pick fruit or do odd jobs to earn the fifty dollars or so that would last him for weeks. His goal was to set a record - most North American species seen in a year - but along the way he began to realize that at this breakneck pace he was only looking, not seeing. What had been a game became a quest for a deeper understanding of the natural world. Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild, and sometimes dangerous, adventures, starring a colorful cast of characters.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America Author Jon Lloyd Dunn
ISBN-10 0792253140
Year 2006
Pages 503
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Pete Dunne s Essential Field Guide Companion

Pete Dunne s Essential Field Guide Companion Author Pete Dunne
ISBN-10 9780544135680
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.

How to Be a Better Birder

How to Be a Better Birder Author Derek Lovitch
ISBN-10 9780691144481
Year 2012-03-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Explains the best practices for bird identification including using the weather, geography, and radar.

Birds of the Sierra Nevada

Birds of the Sierra Nevada Author Ted Beedy
ISBN-10 9780520954472
Year 2013-06-17
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen. In addition to characterizing individual species, Birds of the Sierra Nevada also describes ecological zones and bird habitats, recent trends in populations and ranges, conservation efforts, and more than 160 rare species. It also includes a glossary of terms, detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography with over 500 citations.