Essential, comprehensive, and easy to use, "National Geographic Complete Book of Birds" is an astonishing resource that covers every bird species in North America, as well as all the migrants that fly through. The entries are organized by family groups-an incredible 82 are included-according to the American Ornithological Union guidelines. Within ...Read MoreEssential, comprehensive, and easy to use, "National Geographic Complete Book of Birds" is an astonishing resource that covers every bird species in North America, as well as all the migrants that fly through. The entries are organized by family groups-an incredible 82 are included-according to the American Ornithological Union guidelines. Within a family, each separate bird entry has dozens of tips and illustrations on species' genders, age groups, behavior, habitats, nesting and feeding habits, and migration routes. Readers will also find unique features, such as: A quick-find index for the most common bird groups and a full glossaryStraightforward, accessible text by numerous birding experts, including National Geographic's resident birding consultant Jonathan AlderferHundreds of range and migration maps from renowned ornithologist Paul Lehman with National Geographic cartographersState-of-the-art, updated bird illustrations by expert artists, including Jonathan AlderferNew and original photographs from well-known bird photographers Kevin Karlson and Brian Small Perfect for novice or experienced birders alike, "National Geographic Complete Book of Birds" is a definitive, must-have resource. Quite simply, there is no other volume like it.Read Less
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I already had the National geographic field guide when I stumbled across this volume ,which is a companion. It works really well with the field guide giving more information on each species plus a more in depth information on each bird family. plus some handy articles on identification. There are additional plates and photographs and the maps are a larger scale than the field guide but don't provide more information . They are just clearer. I just pick this book up and randomly pick a species and read as it is a great pleasure.I don't live in America and have only done limited birding whilst on holiday but the book makes me eager to visit and do some serious birding as it contains the whole birdlife of North America including the extreme vagrants not covered by the Field guide. I love the book and it's a steal at the price.
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