Presents a field guide to the most common birds found in the United States and Canada, with information on physical features, coloring, bird songs, distinguishing marks, and locations where the species can usually be seen.
Juvenile Nonfiction by Bill Thompson, III,Julie Zickefoose
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.
More than 50 million birders can’t be wrong. No matter where you live, you have the joy of hearing and seeing birds. This easy-to-use, full-color guide will provide you with the answers. Here you’ll learn how to identify different bird species by observing their body-parts, understand birds’ behavior and habits, get to know the birds around the home or a vacation spot, attract and make a good home for these new feathered friends, and much more! Designed especially for the home birdwatcher, but with information on destination vacations, this book teaches, “If you’re prepared to see them, they will come!”
Juvenile Nonfiction by Jonathan P. Latimer,Karen Stray Nolting
Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, feeding habits, and voices of a variety of songbirds, arranged under the categories "Simple Songs, " "Complex Songs, " "Whistling Songs, " "Warbling Songs, " "Trilling Songs, " "Name-sayers, " and "Mimics."
Rebecca, the red-tailed hawk, is not afraid of ghosts! One night, she bravely ventures into the barn to meet the famous ghost of Donley Farm. But when she finally meets him, Rebecca is surprised to discover that this ÐghostÓ is much more familiar than she�d expected._ Join Rebecca as she stays up late to talk with her new friend and find out what they have in common and how they are different.
A collaborative effort between two leading bird-watching authorities shares accessible tips for backyard birding while debunking common myths, in a lighthearted reference that makes recommendations for attracting and feeding 130 profiled species and addressing common problems. Original.
The Northern California coast--from Monterey County to the Oregon border--is home to some of the richest avian habitats on the North American continent. Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast provides a comprehensive ecological overview of this extensive and diverse region. It features detailed discussions of the area's most common waterbirds, raptors, and landbirds and highlights the most productive birding sites in each Northern California coastal county. Accessibly written and user-friendly, this guide contains nearly 250 species accounts that focus on seasonal rhythms and behavioral characteristics of each species. More than 130 color photographs and hand-drawn sketches depict the birds in context, and maps and occurrence charts indicate when readers might spot each species.
In the tradition of Peterson's ABC of Birds follows Peterson's Colors, the most recent delightful book for little bird watchers from author and designer Rudy Hoglund. Charmingly illustrated with paintings by Roger Tory Peterson, legendary bird authority and artist, this book will not only help young children learn their colors, but also foster their interest in birds and nature. Roger Tory Peterson is the creator of the Peterson's Field Guides, featuring Eastern and Western birds. He created a visual system of identification that revolutionized the birding world. Peterson's work has not only influenced the way we see birds, but has profoundly inspired environmental movements throughout the world. Teaching children the importance of their part in the natural world has always been paramount in the career of Dr. Peterson. He provided leadership in the founding of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, whose primary mission is to provide educational programs to schools throughout the nation. Recognizing birds as part of a child's life is a fun way to become acquainted with nature. We hope you enjoy Roger Tory Peterson's Colors.
Peterson Field Guides and Bird Watchers Digest team up to provide expert advice on attracting, feeding and identifying hummingbirds and butterflies, in a book that includes range guides and full-color photos for the most common species. Original. 20,000 first printing.