Take trusted National Geographic along on your birding adventures. This essential guide features in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in western North America. Illustrated accounts of their plumages and life stages, and hundreds of color-coded range maps.
A full-color visual index and annotated artwork of birds’ key physical features makes the content visually accessible. Thumb-tabs help readers find information fast. Durable covers stand up to outdoor use, with integrated quick-reference flaps that double as place-markers.
Not available for shipment outside the U.S. and Canada.
Features 750 regular species, 600 new range maps, 100 casual and accidental birds, and 55 rarities.
Jonathan Alderfer is a widely published author and field guide illustrator. He is co-author, with Jon L. Dunn, of National Geographic Birding Essentials, co-editor of National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 5th edition, and editor of National Geographic Complete Birds of North America. He is also chief consultant for the National Geographic Birding program.
Jon L. Dunn is an expert on the identification and distribution of North American birds. Dunn is a co-author of National Geographic Birding Essentials. He served as chief consultant for four previous editions of National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and as editor of the fifth.
Comments about National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America:
I identified a black throated sparrow immediately when it skipped aroung my yard the other day. The book is laid out to be easily read and goes to the point. I understand other birdbooks are much more heavily detailed but they seem to be written for specialists in ornithology not the general reader looking for advice on their garden friends. I am going to get a copy for the local library to add to their current reference works for the use of the general library user.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend