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A Field Guide to Western Birds' Nests
by Hal H. Harrison

The nests and eggs of all the common birds found west of the Mississippi are covered in detail - 520 species in all. More than 400 photographs show the nests and eggs in their typical habitats. Descriptive text includes color, shape, and number of eggs for each species, plus information on nesting materials, construction, and dimensions.

Pub. Date: September 2001 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Format: Paperback, 320pp

Price: $20.00
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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica
by Ann Haynes-Sutton, Robert Sutton, Audrey Downer, Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet

Jamaica is home to more than 300 bird species, including about 25 endemics, making the island one of today's most desirable birding destinations. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica covers every species, including vagrants, and is specially designed for easy, at-a-glance reference in the field. This unique illustrated guide features 650 stunning color photographs as well as detailed species accounts that describe key identification features, voice, habitat, confusion species, status, and distribution. There is also a distribution map for resident and migrant birds. On the bookshelf or in the coat pocket, this is a one-of-a-kind photographic guide to the birds of Jamaica. Covers every bird species in Jamaica. Features 650 color photographs. Describes key identification features, voice, habitat, and more. Provides a distribution map for resident and migrant birds Designed for easy, at-a-glance reference.

Publisher: Princeton University Press Pub. Date: October 21, 2009 ISBN-13: 9780691143910 304pp

Price: $29.95
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Field Guide to Warblers of North America
by Kimball Garrett, Jon Dunn

The first comprehensive field guide to North American warblers describes all 60 species in detail, from field marks and vocalizations to mating habits and preferred habitats. The 32 color paintings use the unique Peterson Identification System to indicate what distinguishes one bird from another. 141 color photographs show various plumages for each species, and 60 large color maps show species' ranges.

Pub. Date: September 1997 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Format: Paperback, 672pp

Price: $20.00
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Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast
by Joan Easton Lentz

This easy-to-use, concise, informative guide is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. An excellent introduction, an indispensable regional guide, and a perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds.

Features 120 superb color plates and lifelike habitat drawings that depict birds in their natural surroundings
Sixteen maps show numerous birding sites accompanied by detailed directions
Species accounts include information on the abundance and seasonal status of each bird and give intriguing natural history details
Introductory sections describe the coastal habitats of Southern California, provide tips for beginning birdwatchers, and discuss the basics of bird behavior

Pub. Date: November 2005 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 329pp

Price: $19.95
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National Geographic FG to the Birds of Western North America
by Jon L. Dunn, Jonathan Alderfer (Editor)

New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Now, to better serve the expanding market, we’ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains. These new volumes deliver in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in the specified area, with illustrated accounts of the different plumages and life stages, along with hundreds of color-coded range maps.

Unique features set these guides apart from the competition and promise to win a new generation of readers: A full-color visual index, printed on the inside covers, makes the content accessible visually —a real boon to beginning and intermediate birders. Annotated artwork highlights birds’ key physical features, making identification easier. Thumb-tabs help readers find information fast. Durable covers stand up to outdoor use, with integrated quick-reference flaps that double as place-markers.Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America offers 750 regular species, 600 new range maps, 100 casual and accidental birds, and 55 rarities.

Publisher: National Geographic Society Pub. Date: October 2008 ISBN-13: 9781426203312 448pp

Price: $19.95
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
by Roger Tory Peterson

In celebration of the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson’s birth comes a historic collaboration among renowned birding experts and artists to preserve and enhance the Peterson legacy. This new book combines the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds into one volume, filled with accessible, concise information and including almost three hours of video podcasts to make bird watching even easier.

• 40 new paintings
• Digital updates to Peterson’s original paintings, reflecting the latest knowledge of bird identification
• All new maps for the most up-to-date range information available
• Text rewritten to cover the U.S. and Canada in one guide
• Larger trim size accommodates range maps on every spread
• Contributors include: Michael DiGiorgio, Jeff Gordon, Paul Lehman, Michael O’Brien, Larry Rosche, and Bill Thompson III
• Includes URL to register for access to video podcasts

Pub. Date: August 2008 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Format: Paperback, 544pp

Price: $26.00
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Raptors of California
by Hans Peeters

Raptors--the charismatic group of birds that includes hawks, eagles, and falcons--evoke power, swiftness, and grace. Raptors, or birds of prey, gaze calmly about while at rest, exuding confidence and nobility, and, while soaring aloft, they are absolute icons of the California landscape. Featuring descriptions of every diurnal California raptor, this state-of-the-art, beautifully illustrated guide is the first to combine identification of these important birds with a comprehensive discussion of their natural history.

Raptors of California notes well-established field marks in addition to introducing several new pointers that help distinguish especially difficult species. More than a field guide, the book also includes information on raptor anatomy, foraging, reproduction, movement, where and how to observe raptors, human-raptor interactions, raptor conservation, endangered species, caring for injured hawks, falconry, and more. Of special interest is the inclusion of previously unpublished descriptions of raptor behavior and many fascinating anecdotes and vivid observations from the field that provide new insights into the lives of these captivating birds.

* Covers 27 species, with range maps for the 18 species regularly occurring in California
* 104 color figures include photographs and wash drawings illustrating habitats, anatomy, field marks, and behavior
* 12 full-page color plates show the various plumages of each species--including rarities--as well as their appearance in flight
* Highly readable and accessible, even when covering complicated topics such as flight and evolutionary adaptations

Pub. Date: February 2005 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Paperback, 305pp

Price: $24.95
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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
by David Allen Sibley

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 into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 703 bird species plus regional populations found west of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations—more than 4,600 in total—with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include brand-new maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent.

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America is an indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative and portable guide to the birds of the West.

Publisher: Random House Inc Pub. Date: April 2003 ISBN-13: 9780679451211 472pp Edition Description: First Edition Number: 1

Price: $19.95
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