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The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other photographic field guide available. This easy-to-use guide features 636 North American bird species and more than 2000 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket!
The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region includes:
- the newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order
- special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape
- detailed descriptions of songs and calls
- important behavioral information and key habitat preferences
- the newest range maps, detailing species' winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes
Whether you are a novice or experienced birder, this new Stokes guide will take your birding to the next level.
Please note, this book supersedes Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region, published in 1996.
Don and Lillian Stokes are widely recognized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their books include the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to Birds, the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire and Georgia.
"[...] The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region and Western Region are very nice photographic field guides. If you like the big Stokes guide, but wish you could take it birding with you, then you'll be happy with the appropriate regional one. Conversely, if you have the big one but have no desire to use it as a primary field guide, then the lack of new material make the regionals unnecessary for you. And what if you don't have the big one? Get it! It is the best general photographic reference for North American birds, and one of the books I'd recommend to all NA birders. And then if you find you'd like to use it in the field, get your regional one as well."
- Grant McCreary (27-03-2013), read the full review at The Birder's Library