National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition contains the most all-new material since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago. The 6th and latest edition includes 300 new art figures; unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide; extensive migration information overlaid on species maps; field-mark labels on all artwork; text updates to include new species; reorganization reflecting taxonomic changes in the bird community; organization, readability, and increased page count with a fresh new design.
576 pages; 700+ range and subspecies maps; 3,000+ illustrations
Jon L. Dunn is a leading expert on the identification and distribution of North American birds. He is a consultant for Birding magazine, and former chair of the American Birding Association's Checklist Committee.
Jonathan Alderfer is chief consultant for National Geographic's Birding Program and a widely published author and field guide illustrator. One of the nation's foremost birding artists, he is well known for his authority on North American birds and his expertise as a field ornithologist.
Comments about National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition:
A wonderful book, but it's a struggle to read the tiny print. Reading it would not be easy for quick reference in the field for many people. Other National Geographic publications would be more relaxing eading at home. Please consider a version that uses larger print!!! This book is definitely worthy of more than one version -- so much hard work went into its creation! Bird lovers will love it (if they can read it).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend