The most comprehensive and up-to-date photographic field guide devoted to the birds of Colorado.
From the tiny rufous hummingbird to the majestic bald eagle, Colorado is home to more than 496 types of birds, making it one of the finest birding destinations in the world. Preserved habitats created by local, state, and national authorities have helped foster and protect nesting sites for hundreds of species, 235 of which are featured in their natural habitats, from Great Plains to Rocky Mountains, in this ornithological guide. The birds are organized by type from waterfowl to finches and appear in beautiful color photographs accompanied by clear and concise introductions, identification tips, and habitat and birdsong descriptions. The American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of Colorado also includes a complete state bird checklist and a directory of birding destinations, making this field guide the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning more about the natural history of Colorado and the diversity of the state's birds and where to see them.
500 beautiful color photographs featuring over 250 bird species in natural habitats; Clear and concise introduction, identification, habitat, and birdsong text; Tips on when and where to see species; Organized by type of bird from waterfowl to finches; Complete state checklist, detailed state map, index, and quick index; Perfect portable book for beginning to intermediate birders
Ted Floyd is the editor of Birding, the American Birding Association’s (ABA) flagship publication, and an instructor with the ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology program. He has published widely on birds and ecological topics and is the author of Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America and a coauthor of Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada. He is a frequent speaker at birding festivals and ornithological meetings and has organized birding trips and conducted workshops throughout North America. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado.
Brian E. Small is a professional bird and nature photographer with more than 20 years of experience. His father, Dr. Arnold Small, was one of the founding members and a former president of the ABA. He lives in the Los Angeles area.
"[...] This book is definitely recommended for any Colorado birder that wants to focus on just that state's birds or, who wants to begin with a book that has a more manageable number of species. This is definitely the best photo guide available for just the birds of Colorado. I look forward to seeing the other two books scheduled to be published for Florida and Massachusetts."
- Avian Review blog, 09-06-2014