One of the standard and most well known naturalist guides, the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region includes stunning photographs as well as easily located descriptions and facts. With 646 full-color, half-page photographs, you'll be able to identify any bird that swoops across your path. Descriptions are numbered to align with the photographs, and include notes on their voice, habitat, nesting habits, range, offical and colloquial names, and physical description. 796 indexed pages, plastic-coated softcover for outdoor durability. 4" x 7.75".
The bestselling photographic field guide--a birding bible for more than four million enthusiasts.
Virtually every bird found in eastern North America is brought to life in this portable guide, an essential companion in the field and a staple in any birdwatcher's library. It features a durable vinyl binding and brilliant full-color photographic identification pictures arranged for quick access and definitive text, including information on the bird's voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors. Accompanying range maps; overhead flight silhouettes; sections on bird-watching, accidental species, and endangered birds make the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to North American Birds the most comprehensive available.
Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.
JOHN L. BULL, a self-taught ornithologist and popular field-guide writer, was born in Manhattan on February 28, 1914. He served as a research asisstant at the American Museum of Natural History in the 1960s and 70s, and led many birding tours in Long Island and New York City. He died in August 2006 at the age of ninety-two.
JOHN FARRAND, JR. (1937-1994) studied at the University of Oklahoma and Louisiana State University. He served as Zoologist at the Smithsonian and was a curatorial assistant at the American Museum of Natural History.