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America S Favorite Backyard Birds

Author : George Harrison
ISBN : 0671673416
Genre : Nature
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Describes the characteristics and behavior of ten common species of birds, including the robin, cardinal, blue jay, and mockingbird
Category: Nature

Boreal Birds Of North America

Author : Jeffrey V. Wells
ISBN : 9780520950580
Genre : Science
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Reaching from interior Alaska across Canada to Labrador and Newfoundland, North America’s boreal forest is the largest wilderness area left on the planet. It is critical habitat for billions of birds; more than 300 species regularly breed there. After the breeding season, many boreal birds migrate to seasonal habitats across the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This volume brings together new research on boreal bird biology and conservation. It highlights the importance of the region to the global avifauna and to the connectivity between the boreal forest and ecoregions throughout the Americas. The contributions showcase a unique set of perspectives on the migration, wintering ecology, and conservation of bird communities that are tied to the boreal forest in ways that may not have been previously considered.
Category: Science

Birds Of Central America

Author : Andrew C. Vallely
ISBN : 9780691184159
Genre : Nature
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The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central America Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species, and information on all rare vagrants. Two hundred sixty detailed plates on convenient facing-page spreads depict differing ages and sexes for each species, with a special focus on geographic variation. The guide also contains up-to-date range maps and concise notes on distribution, habitat, behavior, and voice. An introduction provides a brief overview of the region’s landscape, climate, and biogeography. The culmination of more than a decade of research and field experience, Birds of Central America is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the bird life of this part of the world. Detailed information on the entire avifauna of Central America 260 beautiful color plates Range maps, text, and illustrations presented on convenient facing-page spreads Up-to-date notes on distribution supported by an extensive bibliography Special focus on geographic variation of bird species
Category: Nature

The Birds Of South America

Author : Robert S. Ridgely
ISBN : 0292770634
Genre : Nature
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A land of incredible natural resources, the South American continent is rich in plant and animal species. Among birds alone, over 3,100 species are either resident or migrant. Birds are some of South America's treasures and also one of its most endangered resources. Hence the need for a descriptive record of South American birds that will serve both professional and amateur bird students and encourage conservation of these magnificent species. Although South American birds elicit much popular and scientific interest, they have never been completely or satisfactorily described and cataloged in a single, published source. The Birds of South America, projected to be a four-volume work, thus fills a critical void. Starting from a museum approach, the authors have examined specimens of each subspecies, comparing them visually and trying to discern the patterns in their plumage variation, both intra- and inter-specifically. They take a new look at bird systematics, reassessing relationships in light of new information. Perhaps most important, they combine this review and analysis with extensive field observations to give an accurate, incisive portrait of the birds in nature. At a time when rapid development is devastating millions of acres of tropical habitat in South America, this record of an endangered resource becomes crucial. If the birds and other plants and animals of South America are to be saved, they must first be known and appreciated. The Birds of South America is a major step in that direction. Volume II includes the Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers, Antbirds, Gnatcatchers, and Tapaculos; Tyrant Flycatchers; and Manakins and Cotingas. The remaining volumes of The Birds of South America will be: Volume III: The Nonpasserines (Landbirds) Volume IV: The Nonpasserines (Waterbirds) No release date has been set for the remaining volumes.
Category: Nature

A Reference Guide To Gulls Of The Americas

Author : Steve N. G. Howell
ISBN : 0618726411
Genre : Nature
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A definitive overview of the thirty-six species of North and South American gulls offers a close-up look at the diverse plumages displayed by gulls as they mature and detailed descriptions of each species and its behavior.
Category: Nature

The Pacific Islands Africa And The Americas

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9780870994616
Genre : Art
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This twelve-volume series for the general reader reproduces works of art representing the resources of all eighteen curatorial departments of the Museum.
Category: Art

Catalogue Of Birds Of The Americas And The Adjacent Islands In Field Museum Of Natural History And Including All Species And Subspecies Known To Occur In North America Mexico Central America South America The West Indies And Islands Of The Caribbean Sea The Galapagos Archipelago And Other Islands Which May Properly Be Included On Account Of Their Faunal Affinities

Author : Field Museum of Natural History
ISBN : LCCN:18013013
Genre : Birds
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Category: Birds

Wild Birds Of Canada And The Americas

Author : Terence Michael Shortt
ISBN : CORNELL:31924090185913
Genre : Birds
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Illustrations and observations by the chief artist for the Royal Ontario Museum, including 94 American families of birds.
Category: Birds

Photographic Guide To The Birds Of North America

Author : Sam Crowe
ISBN : 0578611406
Genre : Nature
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A field guide designed for the beginner to intermediate level birder and those who want to feed and attract birds in their own backyard. The guide is laid out in a progressive manner. The initial section describes how the guide is structured and can best be used. The second section provides bird identification tips, including tips on using size and behavior as identification aids. The third section is a 75 species mini-guide called the FastFinder. It contains 75 of the most common and wide spread species found in the United States based on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch data. The fourth section is the main part of the guide covering 650 species, including descriptions, photographs and range maps of each species. The appendix includes information on attracting and feeding birds as well as binocular selection and bird photography. The photography is exceptional and even people with just a passive interest in birds will enjoy flipping through the guide. "A unique and delightfully fun guide to birds that is not only packed with photos, maps and info to help identify birds but also a cornucopia of features and humor that you've never seen in a traditional field guide. I love the straightforward, down-to-earth descriptions, the fun facts and jokes, the tie-ins to conservation and the web links to easily access sounds. " - Dr. Jeff Wells. Science and Policy Director for the Boreal Songbird Initiative. Science advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts. "Once again, Sam tackles the challenges of bird identification with both wit and wisdom. This guide shares the true joy of birdwatching, with amazing photographs, access to audio, and descriptions to aid the beginner to intermediate birder. Interspersed with some jokes and fun facts, it is not only informative, but also fun reading." - Dr. Susan Bonfield Executive Director of Environment for the Americas, World Migratory Bird Day "This field guide may be used by birders of all levels of proficiency, but will especially helpful to the beginning and intermediate birder. The habitat emphasis is unique and important for keying in on the proper identification. The excellent photographs are supported by accurate distribution maps. The fascinating content is supplied by a well-traveled and experienced birder. His excellent website,, provides information on all aspects of ornithology, birding equipment, photography, and other related topics." - Dr. Robert Neill, University of Texas at Arlington
Category: Nature

A Manual For Bird Watching In The Americas

Author : Donald S. Heintzelman
ISBN : 087663336X
Genre : Bird watching
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"A thorough treatment of this time-honored activity. A must for the active birder." Contents: what is bird watching? birding equipment; field guides, references, checklists, rare bird alerts; birding and ornithological organizations; life lists; Christmas bird counts; big day counts; breeding bird projects; backyard birding; watching sea birds on land and at sea; watching waterfowl; hawk watching; owl watching; watching shorebirds; warbler watching; Arctic and Sub-Arctic birding; U.S. birding; West Indian birding; Central American birding; South American birding; Antarctic birding. Checklist of families of birds of the Americas.
Category: Bird watching

The South American Table

Author : Maria Baez Kijac
ISBN : 9781558322486
Genre : Cooking
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This book has 450 authentic recipes from 10 countries for everything from tamales, ceviches, and empanadas that are popular across the continent to specialties that define individual cuisines.
Category: Cooking

Petrels Albatrosses And Storm Petrels Of North America

Author : Steve N. G. Howell
ISBN : 9781400839629
Genre : Nature
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Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, and migration routes. Species accounts are arranged into groups helpful for field identification, and an overview of unique identification challenges is provided for each group. The guide also includes distribution maps for regularly occurring species as well as a bibliography, glossary, and appendixes. The first state-of-the-art photographic guide to these enigmatic seabirds Includes hundreds of full-color photos throughout Features detailed species accounts that describe flight, plumage, distribution, and more Provides overviews of ocean habitats, taxonomy, and conservation Offers tips on how to observe and identify birds at sea
Category: Nature

National Audubon Society Birds Of North America

Author : National Audubon Scty
ISBN : 9780525655688
Genre : Nature
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From the most trusted name in birding--beloved by millions of backyard enthusiasts and experts alike--comes a completely new and definitive guide to the birds of North America: the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date work of its kind Developed by the creators of the best-selling Audubon field guides, this handsome volume is the result of a collaboration among leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers. An indispensable reference, it covers more than 800 species, with over 3,500 full-color photographs of birds in their natural habitat, often with four or five images of each species. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary, a robust index, and a ribbon marker, and is arranged according to the American Ornithological Society's latest Checklist of North and Middle American Birds--with birds sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together. Range maps, reflecting the impact of climate change, accompany nearly every entry, along with a physical description and information on voice, nesting, habitat, and similar species. This guide also includes an important new category on conservation status and essays by leading scholars in each field who provide holistic insights into the world of birds. Whether trying to determine which owl is interrupting your dinner or successfully identifying all of the warblers that arrive in spring, readers will come to rely on this work of remarkable breadth, depth, and elegance. It is a must-have reference for the library of any birder, and is poised to become the number one guide in the field.
Category: Nature