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Pocket-size, brilliantly colourful, and easy to use, The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America contains everything you need to identify and enjoy birds in your backyard and beyond. Whether you're age 9 or 90, whether you're a novice or advanced birder, The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America will help you identify birds quickly and accurately. It offers more than 580 stunning colour photographs, coverage of more than 250 species, key identification clues, descriptions of songs and calls, notes on feeding and nesting behaviour, advice on selecting bird feeders and binoculars, important behavioural information and key habitat preferences, and up-to-date range maps. The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America is factually, visually, and organisationally superior to any other beginner's guide on the market.
Donald Stokes and Lillian Stokes are widely recognised as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their books include the bestselling the Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, the Stokes Field Guide to Birds, the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backayrd Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire and Florida.
"[...] The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America is informative, extremely attractive, and easily portable, making it an excellent field guide for a beginning birder or anyone who appreciates birds or is curious about them, but doesn’t consider themselves a full-fledged birder."
- Grant McCreary (17-03-2015), read the full review at The Birder's Library