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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition Lowest new price: $13.26
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Author: David Allen Sibley
Brand: Random House

COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.

Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 4,601 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 601 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

This new and improved edition includes:

   •   Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.

   •   New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms.

   •   New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text. 

   •   Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names. 

   •   All maps revised to reflect the most current range information. 

   •   More species and rarities included.

Features:

  • The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides (Paperback))

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides (Paperback)) Lowest new price: $14.29
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Author: National Audubon Society
Brand: Random House

Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide.

Featuring a durable vinyl binding and nearly 800 full-color identification photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals is the perfect companion for any expedition. This portable guide depicts all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur, and includes written descriptions of field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals.

Features:

  • Random House Audubon Field Guide: Rocks/Minerals by Charles Chesterman - 9780394502694

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BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show

BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show Lowest new price: $13.69
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Author: BirdNote

One hundred entertaining and informative essays from the popular public radio feature program, BirdNote, accompanied by original illustrations throughout--an illuminating volume for bird and nature lovers across North America.

Here are the best stories about our avian friends from the public radio show BirdNote, each brief essay illuminating the life, habits, or songs of a particular bird. Why do geese fly in a V-formation? Why are worms so good for you--if you're a robin? Which bird calls, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?" From wrens that nest in cactuses to gulls that have a strange red dot on their bills--these digestible and fascinating bird stories are a delightful window to the winged world. A foreword by John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and an introduction by Gordon Orians, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington, are also included.

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Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) Lowest new price: $0.36
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Author: Marjorie Sarnat
Brand: Dover
Model: 507727

More than 30 fanciful full-page illustrations depict the wisest of birds in lush, tapestry-like settings. Covered with flowers, paisleys, and other fun-to-color patterns, these adorable owls are posed against vivid backgrounds brimming with intricate designs. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Owls and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

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Birds Of Florida Field Guide

Birds Of Florida Field Guide Lowest new price: $6.21
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Author: Stan Tekiela
Brand: Adventure Publications Inc.

Make bird watching in Florida even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous 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 Florida. This book features 140 species of Florida 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.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series)

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series) Lowest new price: $6.38
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Author: Donald Stokes
Brand: Stokes
Model: STOKESBEGE

Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What's the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard? This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Eastern United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing firds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

Features:

  • Great product!

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Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards: 100 Common Birds of Eastern and Western North America

Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards: 100 Common Birds of Eastern and Western North America Lowest new price: $10.35
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Author: David Allen Sibley
Brand: Random House
Model: RH0307888975

From leading ornithologist David Sibley, this flashcard deck is designed for the beginner and backyard bird watcher.
     
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds is now transformed into 100 easy-to-reference cards housed in one handsome pull-drawer gift box. Divided into one stack of 50 common Western and Eastern North American birds, and one stack of 50 common birds found across North America, each card features precise illustrations and text concerning habitat, behavior, and voice description necessary for easy identification. Edited with the backyard birder in mind, each bird card is accompanied with a regional map as an additional guide to migratory patterns.

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H Is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk Lowest new price: $5.22
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Author: Helen Macdonald
Brand: Grove Pr

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20)

The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.

Features:

  • Grove Pr

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The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern and Central North America: A Guide to Listening

The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern and Central North America: A Guide to Listening Lowest new price: $27.56
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Author: Donald Kroodsma
Brand: Donald Kroodsma

Back by popular demand with more than 300,000 copies sold, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is proud to re-release the widely acclaimed and bestselling bird audio field guide series, Backyard Birdsongs, from award-winning Ornithologist and Author, Donald Kroodsma.

Backyard Birdsongs is an interactive handbook of birds and their songs for beginning bird-watchers. With a touch-button electronic module housing common vocalizations of 75 species from across Eastern and Central North America, this volume offers a truly sensory way to identify and get to know local birds. Crisply detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations accompany each entry, and up-to-date range maps provide clear geographical reference points. Complete with an introduction to birdsongs that will inspire readers to look out their kitchen windows and venture out in the field, this unique book provides an exciting entryway into the subtle art of birding.

This second edition includes a much-requested new Sound Track Index (to help make watching and listening to birds easier), and a free download of the Cornell Lab's own MERLIN™ Bird ID App (on iTunes and Android stores).

And as with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of Backyard Birdsongs supports projects at the Cornell Lab, such as children’s educational and community programs.

Features:

  • The Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern and Central North America A Guide to Listening

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Birds of the Pacific Northwest (A Timber Press Field Guide)

Birds of the Pacific Northwest (A Timber Press Field Guide) Lowest new price: $17.68
Lowest used price: $17.57
List price: $27.95
Author: John Shewey

Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier!

Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification. 

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