Birds of North America: A Photographic Atlas

Birds of North America

A Photographic Atlas
 
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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ISBN13:9781421448268
ISBN10:1421448262
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:560 pages
Size:279x228 mm
Weight:2361 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 1173 Illustrations, color; 1173 Illustrations, color; 39 Illustrations, color; 1173 Illustrations, color; 39 Illustrations, color; 735 Maps
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The most up-to-date and gorgeous photographic collection of all 1,144 bird species in North America (including Hawaii!).

A Great Blue Heron, a Wood Duck, a Baltimore Oriole, an Eastern Bluebird, or a Belted Kingfisher?which North American bird species is your favorite? In Birds of North America: A Photographic Atlas, Bruce M. Beehler provides the information and images you need to identify and enjoy each of the 1,144 amazing and diverse bird species recorded in the United States and Canada, including Hawaii and Alaska. Featuring more than 1,200 full-color photographs and illustrations and more than 700 range maps, this comprehensive reference provides both beginners and seasoned birders with important facts about each bird's ecology, behavior, seasonal movements, nesting biology, and conservation status.

Birds of North America gives bird-lovers everything they could ask for: The photographs and illustrations, selected and curated by Brian E. Small, one of America's most talented nature photographers, depict each species in its most beautiful plumage and natural habitat. The largest, most detailed, and most up-to-date range maps available anywhere provide invaluable insider information on the best birding hotspots. And the special sections rounding out the book offer helpful guidance on birding gear, field trip planning, critical resources, and conservation issues. This is the book for aspiring and veteran bird enthusiasts alike.

Table of Contents:

Front Matter
Foreword, by Michael J. Parr
Acknowledgments
Geographic Terms, Technical Terms, and Abbreviations
Introduction
The List
The Species Accounts
The Range Maps
Main Species Accounts
1. The Non-passerines (the waterfowl to the falcons and parrots)
2. The Passerines (the flycatchers to the finches and tanagers)
Accounts of Vagrant, Hawaiian, Exotic, and Extinct Species
3. Neotropical Rarities and Vagrants
4. European Rarities and Vagrants
5. Asian Rarities and Vagrants
6. Hawaiian Birds
7. Oceanic Rarities and Vagrants
8. Mainland Localized Exotics
9. Extinct Species
Back Matter
Bird Family Accounts
Birds in Our Lives
Best Birding Apps and Websites
Birding Gear
Planning Your Birding Field Trip
Important Institutions for Birds and Birding
Birds at Home
Bird Conservation
Annotated Bibliography
Contributing Photographers
Index