With its dramatic range of habitats, from the beaches of the Atlantic to the wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay and the alpine forests of the Appalachians, the Mid-Atlantic region is home to 346 species of birds. This is a comprehensive field guide to bird life in the area that also directs readers to public sites where each species can be found. Rappole provides extensive information about every species: description, identification details for distinguishing similar species, habitat preference, vocalization, range, and Mid-Atlantic seasonal occurrence, abundance, and distribution. Each entry is accompanied by a colour photograph and by a range of maps.
"Unique to this book is detailed driving instructions to over 220 of the best birding sites." -- Southeastern Naturalist