The Sibley Guide To Bird Life Behavior

Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9781400043866
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Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.

Sibley S Birding Basics

Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307545978
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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sibley Guide To Trees

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Publisher: Knopf
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Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.

Lives Of North American Birds

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618159888
Size: 66.58 MB
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A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.

The Sibley Field Guide To Birds Of Eastern North America

Author: David Sibley
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780679451204
Size: 28.53 MB
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A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 650 species of birds from east of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.

A Guide To Bird Behavior

Author: Donald W. Stokes
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316817172
Size: 66.32 MB
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Includes the life histories, courtship and territorial behavior, songs and displays of twenty-five North American species

Handbook Of Bird Biology

Author: Irby J. Lovette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118291042
Size: 80.16 MB
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Selected by Forbes.com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images. It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.

Rare Birds Of North America

Author: Steve N. G. Howell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400848075
Size: 76.52 MB
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Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status. Rare Birds of North America provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds. Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and Canada Features 275 stunning color plates that depict every species Explains patterns of occurrence by region and season Provides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migration Includes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips

Sibley S Backyard Birds

Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982510216
Size: 19.65 MB
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Featuring the top 100 bird species in eastern and western North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters include a selection of beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each bird. Both male and female birds are represented in relative scale, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view the most common birds at a glance and giving an accurate impression of the differences in sizes. To aid in identification, birds are arranged by type?from blackbirds to woodpeckers to songbirds, and beyond. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, these essential guides can be used for easy identification of backyard birds in North America. These meticulously detailed posters make remarkable additions to any birder's reference collection.

The Sibley Guide To Birds

Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307957900
Size: 54.69 MB
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Presents a new identification guide to North American birds with paintings of hundreds of species and information on bird calls, stages of growth, shapes, markings, ranges, migration routes, breeding locations, and habitats.