Reflecting years of research and observation of North American birds, the STOKES FIELD GUIDE includes more species, photos and useful identification information for birdwatchers than any other guide.
The guide features 853 North American bird species and more than 3,400 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket!
The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies, and birds in flight. Also included:
- The newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order
- Special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape
- Detailed descriptions of songs and calls
- Important behavioral information
- Key habitat preferences of each species
- The newest range maps, detailing species' winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes
- A special downloadable CD with more than 600 bird sounds (from Lang Elliott and Kevin Colver) and 150 photographs of common North American species.
Don and Lillian Stokes are widely recognized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their books include the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to Birds, the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire and Georgia.
"Birders worldwide will eagerly welcome this comprehensive and all-inclusive new field guide from Donald and Lillian Stokes. Brimming with 3400 stunning photographs illustrating 854 species, this is unequivocally the most spectacular compendium of North American bird identification photographs ever assembled between two covers. ...this monumental volume offers birders the most up-to-date information on field identification of North American birds currently available. ...[it] significantly resets the bar for North America field guides."
Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society
"This is by far the most comprehensive North American field guide I have in my possession. [It] is so chock-full of quality photos, complete descriptions, maps and so forth...There are so many nice modern features that make this field guide extremely useful and user-friendly. I could go on and on...Yet another quality product from the Stokes, the endearing Ma & Pa of the birding world."Robert Mortensen, Idaho Birding Blog
"[I]f one is going to own a photographic field guide for the birds of North America, the Stokes now have the most complete book on the market...The list of each species subspecies and hybrids is a wonderful touch; I can't think of any other field guide that ever included such information...you can't go wrong with this guide."Cory Finger, 10,000 Birds Blog
"This is a glorious book put together with loving attention to detail...a superb, good-value field guide."Mark Cocker, BBC Wildlife
"The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America is an easy-to-use, superbly designed field guide that is detailed enough to be useful for birders of all experience levels. Highly recommended, this field guide is sure to be a delightful addition to any birder's library."About.com Birding Guide