Combining stunning full-color photographs, the latest maps, and authoritative information, this companion guide to the acclaimed National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America is a gorgeous, easy-to-use reference that experienced and novice birders alike will enjoy. It is the perfect cross-reference tool when you are curious about the locations, comparisons, behaviors, and endangered statuses of different bird species.
Lively and astute essays from leading ornithologists, conservationists, and other prominent experts provide valuable insight into each bird familydetails that will enhance birdwatching experiences everywhere, from backyards to the most remote areas. Designed for accessible cross-referencing, this definitive volume includes vital statistics, specialized sidebars, charts, and full-spread maps dedicated to species comparisons, locations, behavior, and endangered statuses. Compiled and edited by Mel Baughman, director of the National Geographic Birding Initiative, this comprehensive reference also examines pressing issues regarding extinction, effects of global warming, and protective efforts to preserve species and ensure the growth of this increasingly popular pastime.