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Gulls Simplified A Comparative Approach to Identification

Field / Identification Guide
By: Pete Dunne(Author), Kevin T Karlson(Author)
208 pages, 330 colour photos
Gulls Simplified
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  • Gulls Simplified ISBN: 9780691156941 Paperback Oct 2018 In stock
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This unique photographic field guide to North America's gulls provides a comparative approach to identification that concentrates on the size, structure, and basic plumage features of gulls-gone are the often-confusing array of plumage details found in traditional guides.

Featuring hundreds of colour photos throughout, Gulls Simplified illustrates the variations of gull plumages for a variety of ages, giving readers strong visual reference points for each species. Extensive captions accompany the photos, which include comparative photo arrays, digitized photo arrays for each age group, and numerous images of each species-a wealth of visual information at your fingertips. This one-of-a-kind guide includes detailed species accounts and a distribution map for each gull.

An essential field companion for North American birders, Gulls Simplified reduces the confusion commonly associated with gull identification, offering a more user-friendly way of observing these marvellous birds.

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Pete Dunne is Birding Ambassador at Large for New Jersey Audubon. His books include Hawks in Flight, Birds of Prey (with Kevin T. Karlson), and Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion.

Kevin T. Karlson is an accomplished birder, tour leader, and wildlife photographer. His books include the Peterson Reference Guide to Birding by Impression and The Shorebird Guide.

Field / Identification Guide
By: Pete Dunne(Author), Kevin T Karlson(Author)
208 pages, 330 colour photos
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"Dunne and Karlson's beautiful and engaging book fills a need and will be much appreciated by the birding community."
– Dennis Paulson, author of Shorebirds of North America

"Gulls Simplified fills a major hole in the birder's library. Dunne and Karlson share the joys and challenges that make gull watching so much fun."
– Derek Lovitch, author of How to Be a Better Birder

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