Profiling more than 400 of the most commonly seen birds in western North America, this handy photographic field guide brings each species to life on the page.
From the bald eagle to the California quail to the golden-crowned sparrow, high-quality photographs capture the beauty of the birds and, coupled with concise text, make identification in the wild quick and effortless. Detailed illustrations show typical plumage, comparing juvenile and adult, male and female, and appearance during the winter and summer months. No matter when you want to go birdwatching, American Museum of Natural History: Pocket Birds of North America, Western Region can help you locate where a certain species can be seen throughout the entire year, even during migration season.
Created in association with the American Museum of Natural History and produced in a compact and easy-to-use format, American Museum of Natural History: Pocket Birds of North America, Western Region is the perfect field companion for bird enthusiasts of all ages and levels of experience.
Stephen Kress is Vice-President for Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society and Director of the Audubon Seabird Restoration Program and Hog Island Audubon Camp. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and master's and undergraduate degrees from Ohio State University. His methods for restoring colonies of puffins and terns now help seabirds worldwide. He also teaches a class in field ornithology for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is author of many books on seabirds and gardening for birds. His latest book is the autobiography Project Puffin (2015).
Elissa Wolfson has written for and edited numerous science, environmental, botanical, ornithological, health, and veterinary publications. After graduating from Cornell University, she worked as an environmental educator prior to receiving a master's degree and branching out into science writing. She is former editor of E, The Environmental Magazine, and Cornell Plantations Magazine, current editor of Rationality and Society, and author of 101 Cool Games for Cool Cats (2007) and The Audubon Birdhouse Book: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds (2013).