These handy, informative pocket-sized guides are an essential resource for the novice or experienced birder. Featuring 200 specimens each, the guides group birds by family rather than alphabetically, as approved by the American Ornithological Association. A quick-reference alphabetical guide on the inside cover provides an easy way to find a name quickly.
Each entry has a vivid photograph showing the bird in its native habitat. On the facing page, a list of bulleted points confirms at a glance the bird's identity. These field ID clues note the bird's size, color, beak and wing shape, markings, song, flight pattern, habitat, and hotspots in which to find them. Special field facts highlighted at the bottom of each entry give additional information about what to look for in the bird's behavior, and detailed maps show the range of each bird's habitat.
252 pages, 200 photographs and art pieces, 125 maps
I have some larger birding guides that are deeply informative but large and not area specific. This little book was just what I needed. Great photos and lots of helpful info for my state. The 4 x 6 softcover format makes it an easy carry along.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend