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|Title: The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds|
By: Paul Ehrlich, Darryl Wheye, David Dobkin
Number of Pages: 785
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1988
|Dimensions: 8.41 X 5.45 X 1.80 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds 1 ounce
Stock No: WW59898
The Birder's Handbook is the first of its kind: a portable library of fascinating information not included in your identification guide. For each of the 646 species of birds that breed in North America, The Birder's Handbook will tell you at a glance:
* Where the bird nests, and which sex(es) build(s) the nest;
* How many eggs the bird lays, what they look like, which patent incubates and for how long, and how the young are cared for;
* Food preferences and foraging habits.
You will also find information about displays and mating, wintering, conservation status, and much more. In addition, The Birder's Handbook contains some 250 short essays covering all aspects of avian natural history.
David S. Dobkin is the author of The Birder's Handbook.
Darryl Wheye is the author of The Birder's Handbook.
Mercedes S. Foster Research Zoologist and Curator of Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The Birder's Handbook is a gold mine...that will greatly enhance the joys of watching birds.
David S. Wilcove Ecologist, The Wilderness Society Field guides will help you to recognize birds. This book will help you to understand them....This book should be required reading for all birders, naturalists, and conservationists.
Thomas E. Lovejoy Smithsonian Institution Anyone who owns a field guide to the identification of North American birds will want The Birder's Handbook as a companion volume.
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