See a yellow bird and donít know what it is? No problem! This remarkable field guide features 115 bird species (only Missouri birds!) organized by color. Full-page photos, detailed descriptions, Stanís Notes and range maps help to ensure correct I.D.
The Missouri Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Show-Me State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Missouri, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.
The Birds of Missouri is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather fieldguide to the inspiring and incredibly varied birdlife inhabiting the State of Missouri.Stunning digital photographs depict more than 125 species of common and notablebirds, enabling users to identify nearly every bird they encounter--day or night--withinthe guide's extensive area of coverage.Whether backyard birding or seeking waterfowl, forest birds, Bald Eagles andneotropical migrants along the mighty Mississippi river and its floodplain; embarking ona serious birding trip to top hotspots to set your sites on the colorful variety of warblers,orioles, grosbeaks and buntings that migrate through or nest in the region; identifyingyour garden birds; or on a quick business trip to Kansas City, St. Luis, Jefferson City,and points between, you'll be glad to have this booklet.Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels--but especially beginningand intermediate users trying to "make sense of it all"--this beautiful and amazinglyinformative six-fold guide will be an indispensable field companion on all outings.This affordable guide will serve as a lasting memento of any trip and will conveniently fitinto a daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification--whether in a Springfield garden, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting allthe best birding hot spots within The Show Me State.
Robbins and Easterla offer the most comprehensive treatment of the birds recorded in Missouri since Otto Widmann's landmark publication at the turn of the century. Birds of Missouri couples an exhaustive literature review with much unpublished information to present a historical perspective, as well as an up-to-date assessment of each species recorded in the state.
The richness and diversity of Cuban birdlife features 354 recorded species that represent 20 orders and 60 families. The 21 living endemic species include the charming Cuban Tody, the striking and elegant Cuban Trogon (the national bird), the colorful Cuban Green Woodpecker, and the smallest of all birds, the Bee Hummingbird.This compact and portable field reference will help Cubans, visitors from abroad, and bird enthusiasts identify and enjoy the island's avifauna. The 51 color plates and 662 images accurately illustrate male, female, and juvenile plumages (in some cases for the first time). Many migratory species are depicted in both winter and breeding colors, providing a glimpse of many common North American birds as they appear when away from northern surroundings. In the comprehensive Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba Orlando H. Garrido and Arturo Kirkconnell share their vast wealth of knowledge about birds—and habitats—that are too little known.Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba contains:* Species accounts including habitat descriptions, similar species, range, status, nesting and feeding habits, and vocalizations.* Checklists of endemic species and subspecies.* Background on the geography, climate, geology, paleontology, and natural history of Cuba.*144 maps that show regional boundaries and vegetative habitats as well as the local distribution of each species.
The nests and eggs of all the common birds found west of the Mississippi are covered in detail - 520 species in all. More than 400 photographs show the nests and eggs in their typical habitats. Descriptive text includes color, shape, and number of eggs for each species, plus information on nesting materials, construction, and dimensions.
From the expert editors at Cool Springs Press, a series of regional bird books that love the outdoors as much as you do. “Patience is a virtue,” said no backyard bird ever. That’s why, when these busy creatures come flitting into view, you need to have your resources ready at a moment’s notice. Have you spent all this time mistaking temporarily intoxicated Cedar Waxwings for injured ones? A forgivable error, but with the Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the Midwest, you’ll be duly crediting those fermented wild berries in no time. Each book in this series has been conveniently packaged in a field-sized 5”x8” format: large enough to showcase the gorgeous close-up photography within, but small enough to keep dependably at the ready. In this edition, each of the Midwest region’s 80 most popular bird species gets its own page, complete with a concise description, preferred habitat, feeding and migration habits, and tips for attracting them to your bird feeders. Illustrated with colorful range maps, vibrant images, and a brilliant tabbed layout that helps you quickly search for birds by color, this portable field book will never again leave that elusive Pileated Woodpecker unimpressed with your sub-par suet supply. Midwestern states include Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Nebraska. Look for our other four Field Guide to Backyard Birds titles, covering the Mid-Atlantic, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States.
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.
Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, and migration routes. Species accounts are arranged into groups helpful for field identification, and an overview of unique identification challenges is provided for each group. The guide also includes distribution maps for regularly occurring species as well as a bibliography, glossary, and appendixes. The first state-of-the-art photographic guide to these enigmatic seabirds Includes hundreds of full-color photos throughout Features detailed species accounts that describe flight, plumage, distribution, and more Provides overviews of ocean habitats, taxonomy, and conservation Offers tips on how to observe and identify birds at sea
Spotting an animal’s fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the trail? What does it mean when two sets of footprints seem to coincide? This beautifully illustrated field guide, the first devoted to the tracks and signs of California animals—including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles—blends meticulous science with field experience to provide an engaging companion for both armchair exploration and easy field identification. Filled with useful tools for the wildlife expert, and essential background and visual aids for the novice, including in-depth information about the ecology of each species, this book goes beyond basic recognition of types to interpret what animals leave behind as a way of "seeing" how they move through the world.