The Handbook of Bird Identification

For Europe and the Western Palearctic
Author: Mark Beaman,Steve Madge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140813523X
Category: Science
Page: 872
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Birding is one of the most popular activities and pastimes in Europe and so it follows that it is essential to be able to identify the birds on view, be it in the back garden or for making more serious in-depth studies. This book aims to bring together as much information as possible in one volume, using extremely detailed, up-to-date guides and identification of every species known to have occurred in Europe and the West Palearctic, that is, the whole of Europe, North Africa as far south as the Central Sahara, the Middle East to the border of Iran, the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, the islands off Mauritania and the Cape Verde islands, as defined by Cramp and Simons 1977. They have certainly been successful in doing so and have produced a wonderfully comprehensive guide covering nearly 900 species, showing a wide range of differing plumages. The colour plates are exquisite and have been painted by some of Europe's leading bird artists. The text is clear and can be followed by beginners but finer points of identification are included for the benefit of more serious bird watchers. Particularly helpful is the cross-referencing of the text and colour plates. There are more than 600 colour maps to identify where the birds are to be found, which are simple and easy to use with excellent descriptions of status and habitat.

Rare Birds of North America


Author: Steve N. G. Howell,Ian Lewington,Will Russell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400848075
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 448
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Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status. Rare Birds of North America provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds. Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and Canada Features 275 stunning color plates that depict every species Explains patterns of occurrence by region and season Provides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migration Includes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips

Pennsylvania Birds


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: N.A
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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn,Jonathan K. Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792253143
Category: Nature
Page: 503
View: 4760
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A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Rettet die Vogelwelt


Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473461608
Category: Birds
Page: 384
View: 1900
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Birding


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: N.A
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Ontario Birds

The Journal of the Ontario Field Ornithologists
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bird watching
Page: N.A
View: 368
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Birding World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: N.A
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Birds of British Columbia, Volume 4

Wood Warblers through Old World Sparrows
Author: Wayne Campbell,Neil K. Dawe,Ian McTaggart-Cowan,John M. Cooper,Gary W. Kaiser,Michael C.E. McNall
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774806213
Category: Nature
Page: 744
View: 2341
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This much-awaited final volume of The Birds of British Columbia completes what some have called one of the most important regional ornithological works in North America. It is the culmination of more than 25 years of effort by the authors who, with the assistance of thousands of dedicated volunteers throughout the province, have created the basic reference work on the avifauna of British Columbia. Volume 4 covers the last half of the passerines and describes 102 species, including the warblers, sparrows, grosbeaks, blackbirds, and finches. The text builds upon the authoritative format of the previous volumes and is supported by hundreds of full-colour illustrations, including detailed distribution maps, unique habitat shots, and beautiful photographs of the birds, their nests, eggs, and young. In addition, a species update lists and describes 27 species of birds new to the province since the first three volumes were published. The book concludes with Synopsis: The Birds of British Columbia into the 21st Century, which synthesizes data and information from all four volumes and looks at the conservation challenges facing birds in the new millennium. The four volumes in The Birds of British Columbia provide unprecedented coverage of the region's birds, presenting a wealth of information on the ornithological history, regional environment, habitat, breeding habits, migratory movements, seasonality and distribution patterns of 472 species of birds. It is the complete reference work for birdwatchers, ornithologists and naturalists.

Taxonomie aller Vögel der Welt - Band II

Inhaltsverzeichnisse zur kompletten Checkliste aller Vogelarten und Unterarten der Welt
Author: fotolulu
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752874171
Category: Science
Page: 660
View: 1081
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Taxonomie aller Vögel der Welt - Band II Wie kommt man auf die Idee, alle Vögel der Welt inklusive der Unterarten aufzulisten und allen Vögeln deutsche Namen zu geben? Es gibt einen Grund dafür - mein Lieblingsspruch, dessen Verfasser unbekannt ist: "Alle sagten Das geht nicht - da kam einer, der wusste das nicht und tat es einfach!" Ich bin Tierfotograf und wohl auch ein wenig verrückt. Ich habe in den letzten zehn Jahren eine komplette Tierdatenbank für Säugetiere und Vögel aufgebaut. Das erleichtert mir die Arbeit bei der Bestimmung, der Bildarchivierung und Stichwortvergabe, vor allem bei den vielen Unterarten. Warum nun die Vögel der Welt in Buchform und warum die Neuauflage? Die Neuauflage war notwendig, da die Wissenschaftler regelmäßig die Taxonomie anpassen. Das bedeutet jedesmal Verwirrung, vor allem für "Hobbyornithologen". Wie ist zum Beispiel zu erklären, dass in der Familie Megalaima keine Art mehr mit Megalaima beginnt sondern mit Psilopogon? Unterarten sind plötzlich Arten, Arten kommen in neue Familien und so weiter. Mit diesem Buch möchte ich allen Birding-Freunden und Ornithologen eine komplette Übersicht in Deutsch an die Hand geben. Dazu habe ich allen Unterarten eindeutige deutsche Namen gegeben. Die Namensgebung soll keinen wissenschaftlichen Ansprüchen gerecht werden. Die Namen beruhen auf Übersetzungen aus dem lateinischen Namen, geografischen Verbreitungsgebieten, den Namen der Entdecker und Übersetzungen aus dem Englischen. Im Band I finden Sie die komplette Checkliste der Vögel sortiert nach Ordnung, Familie und Gattung, eine Übersicht der Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen sowie ein Inhaltsverzeichnis der lateinischen Namen aller Arten. Im Band II sind mehrere Inhaltsverzeichnisse inklusive der Unterarten aufgeführt. So können Sie nach englischen, deutschen oder lateinischen Namen suchen. Ebefalls finden Sie dort eine Namensliste Latein/Deutsch/Englisch für alle Arten und Latein/Deutsch für alle Arten und Unterarten. Die Einträge bestehen aus dem wissenschaftlichen Namen, dem deutschen und englischen Namen, den Verbreitungsgebieten und dem Autor. Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Spaß mit diesem Buch, vor allem aber beim Beobachten der faszinierenden Vogelwelt. fotolulu

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 8258
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Golden Wings and Other Stories about Birders and Birding


Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292716230
Category: Nature
Page: 122
View: 1984
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Dubbed the "Bard of America's Bird-Watchers" by the Wall Street Journal, Pete Dunne knows birders and birding—instinctively and completely. He understands the compulsion that drives other birders to go out at first light, whatever the weather, for a chance to maybe, just maybe, glimpse that rare migrant that someone might have spotted in a patch of woods the day before yesterday. And yet, he also knows how . . . well . . . strange the birding obsession becomes when viewed through the eyes of a nonbirder. His dual perspective—totally engrossed in birding, yet still aware of the "odd birdness" of some birders—makes reading his essays a pure pleasure whether you pursue "the feather quest" or not. This book collects forty-one of Dunne's recent essays, drawn from his columns in Living Bird, Wild Bird News, the New Jersey Sunday section of the New York Times, Birder's World, and other publications. Written with his signature wit and insight, they cover everything from a moment of awed communion with a Wandering Albatross ("the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen") to Dunne's imagined "perfect bird" ("The Perfect Bird is the size of a turkey, has the wingspan of an eagle, the legs of a crane, the feet of a moorhen, and the talons of a great horned owl. It eats kudzu, surplus zucchini, feral cats, and has been known to predate upon homeowners who fire up their lawn mowers before 7:00 A.M. on the weekend."). The title essay pays whimsical, yet heartfelt tribute to Dunne's mentor, the late birding legend Roger Tory Peterson.

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America


Author: Jonathan K. Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 9780792241751
Category: Nature
Page: 664
View: 1196
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Chapters for the more than eighty avian families containing an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation are followed by descriptions of all 962 species covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distributio

More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder


Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292715721
Category: Nature
Page: 120
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". . . as the birding community has grown, the gulf between what the beginner knows and what the expert knows has also grown wider and wider. That's one of the reasons why Pete Dunne's writings are so valuable. Pete is undeniably a top birder, but he writes most of his material for people who are not. . . . In Dunne's birding world, shared interest is the only coin of the realm, and even the rank novice is greeted with respect." —from the foreword by Kenn Kaufman More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder brings together twenty-five recent essays that originally appeared in major birding publications. In these pieces, Pete Dunne ranges from wildly humorous to sadly elegiac, as he describes everything from the "field plumage" of the dedicated birder to the lingering death of an accidentally injured golden plover. Running like a thread through all the essays is Dunne's love and respect for the birds he watches, his concern over human threats to their survival, and his tolerance, even affection, for the human "odd birds" that birding attracts. Truly, these essays offer something for everyone interested in birds and the natural habitats our species share.

A Birder's Resource Guide

ABA Membership Directory, Member Handbook, and Yellow Pages
Author: American Birding Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bird watchers
Page: N.A
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Lives of North American birds


Author: Kenn Kaufman,Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 675
View: 6938
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This is the book that goes beyond the field guides - not a guide for naming the birds, but a reference for understanding them - a complete, handy, one-volume encyclopedia on the fascinating lives of our birds. The essential companion to your field guide. Information on more than 900 birds: complete life histories for 680 species that occur regularly in North America and shorter accounts for more than 230 others that visit occasionally; every important detail about the lives of birds: what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, their current conservation status, and much more; over 600 beautiful photographs and over 600 range maps; and up-to-date, thorough, and accurate, but written in clear, nontechnical language.

Natural History


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
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Magazines for Libraries


Author: Cheryl Laguardia,Bill Katz,Linda Sternberg Katz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781600300967
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1101
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Reviewing the best publications for all serials collections since 1969.

How to Know the Birds

The Art and Adventure of Birding
Author: Ted Floyd
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426220049
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 5519
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Become a better birder with brief portraits of 200 top North American birds. This friendly, relatable book is a celebration of the art, science, and delights of bird-watching. How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors, settings, and seasonal cycles connect with shape, song, color, gender, age distinctions, and other features traditionally used to identify species. With short essays on 200 observable species, expert author Ted Floyd guides us through a year of becoming a better birder, each species representing another useful lesson: from explaining scientific nomenclature to noting how plumage changes with age, from chronicling migration patterns to noting hatchling habits. Dozens of endearing pencil sketches accompany Floyd's charming prose, making this book a unique blend of narrative and field guide. A pleasure for birders of all ages, this witty book promises solid lessons for the beginner and smiles of recognition for the seasoned nature lover.

Birdwatch Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: N.A
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