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A new landmark in nature guides: the most authoritative, beautiful, and useful national pocket guide to birds.
Pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, and easy to use, The Strokes Essensial Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America contains everything you need to identify and enjoy birds in your backyard and beyond. Whether you're age 9 or 90, whether you're a novice or advanced birder, this book will help you identify birds quickly and accurately. It offers more than 580 stunning color photographs, coverage of more than 250 species, key identification clues, descriptions of songs and calls, notes on feeding and nesting behavior, advice on selecting bird feeders and binoculars, important behavioral information and key habitat preferences, and up-to-date range maps.
The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, this book is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other beginner's guide on the market.
About the Author
Donald and Lillian Stokes are widely recognized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their books include the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, the Stokes Field Guide to Birds, the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire and Florida.
"With everything you need (and nothing you don't) to
identify more than 250 species of North American birds, this book is a work of
genius. Only the Stokes could have created a guide so slim, yet so clear,
concise, and welcoming. This is THE guide I'll be carrying into the
—Sy Montgomery, author of Birdology
Praise for THE STOKES FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
"This is unequivocally the most spectacular compendium of North American bird identification photographs ever assembled between two covers....Monumental... [It] significantly resets the bar for North America field guides."—Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society
"By far the most comprehensive North American field guide I have in my possession. There are so many nice modern features that make this field guide extremely useful and user-friendly. I could go on and on...Yet another quality product from the Stokes, the endearing Ma & Pa of the birding world."
—Robert Mortensen, Idaho Birding Blog
"[I]f one is going to own a photographic field guide for the birds of North America, the Stokes now have the most complete book on the market...The list of each species subspecies and hybrids is a wonderful touch; I can't think of any other field guide that ever included such information...you can't go wrong with this guide."
—Cory Finger, 10,000 Birds Blog
"This is a glorious book put together with loving attention to detail...a superb, good-value field guide."
—Mark Cocker, BBC Wildlife
"An easy-to-use, superbly designed field guide. Highly recommended."
—About.com Birding Guide