From the green suburbs, farm fields, and parks of the lower peninsula to the subboreal forests of the upper peninsula, to the thousands of miles of shoreline along four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has it all for birds and for birders. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Michigan covers 300 species with over 550 color images of birds in nature along with detailed identification text including preferred habitats, behaviors, vocalizations, and when and where to see them. Written by expert Michigan birder Allen T. Chartier and filled with gorgeous color images by Brian E. Small, this new guide is the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning more about the natural history and diversity of Michigan's bird life.
California has it all for birders--lush coastal coniferous forests, dry chaparral, oak woodlands, grasslands, alpine slides, riparian valleys, watered suburbs, and desert scrubs. Hundreds of types of birds nest in the Golden State or stop by seasonally on migration routes. California has one of the largest state and federal parks programs, as well as extensive protected wildlife areas, which preserve and protect bird habitats. From geese and ducks, herons and storks, eagles, hawks, and owls to hummingbirds, warblers, and sparrows, California is one of the finest birding destinations on earth. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California includes more than 300 species birders are most likely to see in the state. Illustrated with nearly 450 crisp, color photographs, it includes clearly written descriptions along with tips of when and where to see birds penned by an expert Californian birder. It's the perfect companion for anyone interested in the amazing diversity and beauty of California's birds.
The diverse habitats of Illinois--savannas, rivers, marshes, forests, and beaches--offer a home for hundreds of types of birds throughout the year. And as one of the important "flyover states," Illinois welcomes hundreds of species of migrating birds during the spring and fall. From the shores of Lake Michigan in the north to the central Great Plains to the magnificent Shawnee National Forest, Illinois is a magnificent state for birds and birders. Written by a third-generation Illinoisan birder and filled with over 500 color images of birds in native habitats, this is the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning about the natural history and diversity of the state's birds and when and where to find them.
Offers a field guide to more than one hundred species of Michigan birds.
Southeastern Arizona is a mecca for birders, famous among enthusiasts worldwide for its sky island mountains and its desert vistas--and for the rare birds that inhabit them. What is less well known is that the rest of our vast state, from the cool plateaus of the Four Corners to the blazing flats of the Colorado River, is equally rich: With more than 550 bird species on the official state list, Arizona--all of Arizona--offers birders, residents and visitors alike, an experience virtually unmatched anywhere else in the US. Reaching nearly 400 miles in each of the cardinal directions, with an extraordinary range of more than 12,000 feet of elevation in between, Arizona is home to birds otherwise typical of the Mexican highlands, the Canadian Rockies, and the Great Plains grasslands, an exceedingly diverse avifaunal mix that guarantees exciting birding anywhere in the state at any season. This new book will guide both novice and experienced birders to help identify the amazing diversity of bird life in the Sunset State. Crisp color photographs of birds in nature, authoritative text from an expert birder, and a handy portable trim size all combine to bring nature lovers a useful and beautiful guide to Arizona's most common birds.
From the dunes and great river swamps of the Panhandle, the flat woods, scrubs, dry prairies, and wetlands of the Peninsula to the coral reefs of the Keys, the Sunshine State provides habitats for an amazing variety of birds. Florida is rich in protected and preserved habitats, including 11 National Parks, 171 State Parks and Trails, and 100 important Bird Areas. Conservation organizations maintain many sanctuaries for wildlife throughout Florida, attracting birds and providing access for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Written by expert birder Bill Pranty and filled with crisp, gorgeous color photography by Brian E. Small, American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Florida is the perfect companion for anyone learning more about the natural history and diversity of the state’s birds and when and where to see them.
A complete guide to the many birds of the Lone Star State Texas is one of the best places for birding in North America as the diversity of habitats and shear breadth of the state means that birdwatchers can see birds of the western deserts and scrublands; the eastern woodlands, hills, and prairies; and the Gulf Coast marshes and wetlands. Suburban areas throughout the state also attract species of tremendous diversity, from tropical warblers to waterfowl. As a flyover state for many migrating species, backyard birders can see hundreds of species per year as they head north in the spring and south for the winter. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Texas includes more than 300 species birders are most likely to see in the state. Illustrated with hundreds of crisp, color photographs, it includes descriptions of each bird along with tips of when and where to see them, written by an expert Texas birder. It is the perfect companion for anyone interested in the amazing diversity and beauty of the birds of Texas.
The first comprehensive guide to the sounds of eastern North American birds, featuring an innovative visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field. Bird songs and calls are just as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. But until now, the only way to learn them was by memorization. With this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can learn to visualize sounds, without any musical training or auditory memorization. Picturing sounds makes it possible to search this book visually for a bird song heard in the field. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that sound alike. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online, through Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.
Birds of Massachusetts
Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Make bird watching in Massachusetts even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Massachusetts. This book features 121 species of Massachusetts birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Birds of Michigan
Author: Ted Black, Charles Black, Gregory Kennedy
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
Learn about 320 of Michigan's most abundant or notable bird species. Full-color illustrations complement detailed accounts that cover habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, best sites for viewing and similar species and include a range map. A Quick Reference Guide organizes the species into color-coded family groupings. The book also includes a glossary of terms, checklist, appendix of accidental species and separate indexes for scientific and common names.
Wild About Michigan Birds
Author: Adele Porter
Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)
Share the fun of bird watching with the whole family! Wild About Michigan Birds satisfies our adult curiosity about birds and is written to include youth, fostering a love of nature for all ages. The vivid photographs and convenient format will have wildlife fans of every generation flipping through the pages with each sighting. For family-friendly activities and classroom learning, this book is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the outdoors. You'll reach for Wild About Michigan Birds again and again.
A field guide to advanced birding
Author: Kenn Kaufman, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Explains how to identify the most difficult species of birds
Examines more than eighty avian families, including an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation, and describes all 962 species, covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distribution.
A Birder's Guide to the Texas Coast will be indispensable as your field guide to one of the world's premier birding destinations. The Texas coast is home to an amazing number of migrating and wintering birds, as well as many specialty resident and nesting species. The habitat diversity ranges from the Pineywoods to the Gulf prairies, from the coastal wetlands to the South Texas subtropics. The spring migration of neotropical birds along the coast is one of North America's most remarkable birding spectacles. And the region is host to some of the nation's largest congregations of herons, egrets, rails, shorebirds, gulls, and terns at any season. A Birder's Guide to the Texas Coast includes Species Accounts for over 170 Texas specialties, and more than 70 new sites, for a total of over 200 birding stops, as well as bar-graphs for 388 regularly occurring Texas Coast species.