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Field Guides & Natural History  Ornithology  Birds of the Americas  Birds of North America

A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us

Field / Identification Guide Wildlife Guide
By: Charles Hood(Author)
192 pages, 350 colour photos and colour illustrations
Publisher: Heyday Books
A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us
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  • A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us ISBN: 9781597143837 Paperback Aug 2017 Usually dispatched within 1 week
    £19.99
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Price: £19.99
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About this book

As its sister title, A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us, did for arboreal varieties, this new guidebook introduces casual birders to 120 of California's most easily seen bird species – native and exotic alike – as found in a mix of urban, suburban, and traditionally natural habitats. Full-colour images and clear, direct descriptions make identification easy, and author Charles Hood supplements the essential information with surprising facts and trivia, including endangered-species recovery stories and the world record for grasshoppers eaten by one flycatcher in a single day. In sections addressing which gear to buy, where to go birdwatching, and how to read a birdsong transcription, Hood encourages readers to take ownership of their experiences, no matter their level of ornithological expertise. This accurate, lively, and even quotable guide will inspire people to notice nature more closely and find joy in interacting with the astounding diversity of avian life in California.

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Biography

Charles Hood has studied birds and natural history from the Amazon to Tibet, and he has seen more than five thousand species of birds in the wild. A widely published poet, he has received numerous fellowships and writing awards, and his most recent artist-in-residence positions were with the National Science Foundation in Antarctica and with Playa Arts in Oregon. He has also been a visiting professor in England, Mexico, and Papua New Guinea. Hood is currently a research fellow with the Center for Art and Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art as well as a teacher of writing and photography at Antelope Valley College in the Mojave Desert.

Field / Identification Guide Wildlife Guide
By: Charles Hood(Author)
192 pages, 350 colour photos and colour illustrations
Publisher: Heyday Books
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“For talking about birds in California, there's nobody better than Charles Hood.”
– Jonathan Franzen

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