An essential tool for any amateur bird-watcher in the United States.
Whether you're just getting started birding or want to build on your existing knowledge, this handbook provides you with all you need, making it the companion in the field. Inside this gorgeously illustrated guide, you'll find:
- The basics of bird-watching, including when, where, and what to look for, as well as how to take accurate notes and make sketches.
- A fascinating introduction to the amazing world of birds, including facts on their anatomy, feathers, calls and postures, courtship, and nests.
- A unique logbook, filled with tips to get the most out of bird-watching, so you can chart your own findings and observations over 2 years.
- More than 50 of the most commonly seen birds in the United States in one comprehensive species catalog.
- How to turn your own backyard into a safe and hospitable bird reserve.
Sized perfectly to fit into a shoulder bag next to your binoculars, A Field Guide to Backyard Birds of North America is the one book you won't want to leave home without.
Rob Hume has worked for Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for over 30 years and is the longest-serving editor of the award-winning Birds magazine. He has previously been a member of the editorial board of the British Birds Journal and Chair of the British Birds Rarities Committee. He is a lifelong birdwatcher and a highly respected writer, illustrator, and ornithologist, with more than 30 books on birds to his name.