Sparrows of the United States and Canada

The Photographic Guide

Author: David Beadle,Jim Rising

Publisher: San Diego : Natural World

ISBN: 9780125889759

Category: Emberizidae

Page: 328

View: 2079

This companion volume to the previous, widely acclaimed Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada takes sparrow identification one step further. The authors have gathered a stunning selection of over 350 photographs as a basis for the identification of all 64 taxa of emberizine sparrows found in the region. Never before has such a comprehensive collection of sparrow photos been presented together in a single guide. The supporting text gives detailed information on the identification of species, sexes, ages, races, and forms of all the sparrows, towhees, juncos, buntings and longspurs, grassquits and seedeaters, as well as information on their distribution, habits, habitats, molt, and voice. Particular attention is paid to the geographic variation found in many species and to comparisons with similar and confusing species. The conservation status of those that are threatened is also given due attention. The photographs include contributions from many of America's finest bird photographers, and many were taken especially for this book. All fine portraits in themselves, they have been chosen specifically to illustrate the identification pointers described in the text. Each is captioned with full details of the photographer and the place and time at which the photo was taken. Also included are line drawings of identification details such as wing and tail feathers and beaks, as well as distribution maps. Key Features: * Features 350 high quality photographs of each species, subspecies, and racial form identifiable in the field * Includes line drawings of identification details such as wing and tail feathers, beaks,etc. * Contains distribution maps for each species

Tanagers, Cardinals, and Finches of the United States and Canada

The Photographic Guide

Author: David Beadle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691118581

Category: Nature

Page: 196

View: 1151

Featuring more than two hundred full-color plates by some of America's leading wildlife and bird photographers, a comprehensive guide to North America's tanagers, cardinals, and finches furnishes detailed descriptions of the various species, along with helpful identification keys, range maps, and information on behavior, characteristics, natural history, and vocalization. Original.

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

View: 5775

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.

Nature Watch Austin

Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland

Author: Lynne M. Weber,Jim Weber

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603444815

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 2044

Ducks in January . . . bats in March . . . rain lilies in April . . . meteors in August . . . the predictable appearance of fauna and flora allows humans to experience the natural cycles in the environment, no matter how urban the setting. In Nature Watch Austin, avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events that define the seasons in the city of Austin and its surrounding areas. Month-by-month, each chapter profiles the plants, animals, insects, and other natural phenomena that are particularly noteworthy at that time of year. The authors also provide suggestions on how and where to see them—from driving to a nearby water treatment plant to lounging by the backyard bird feeder. Opening with a chart on weather, temperature, and daylight hours, each month’s chapter features photographs and original illustrations by the authors. A list of references includes area field guides and more in-depth sources of information by subject. No matter how clogged with traffic and entombed in concrete, even large cities harbor wildlife and support a community of plants, either in tucked-away places both familiar and unexpected, or in parks and preserves dedicated to city dwellers in search of open space. Learning the annual rhythms of “urban wildland” encourages everyone to be in tune with nature and welcome the opportunities to enjoy it, year after year.

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

Author: James D. Rising

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408135191

Category: Nature

Page: 379

View: 7597

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America. Species accounts include discussions of species': * Identification * Measurements * Voice * Habitat * Ecology * Nesting biology * Distribution * Taxonomy * Geographic variations * Historical and present status

National Geographic complete birds of North America

Author: Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Society


Category: Nature

Page: 664

View: 1373

Covers every bird species in North America, as well as all the migrants that fly through. The entries are organized by 82 family groups, according to American Ornithological Union guidelines. Within a family, each separate bird entry has dozens of identification tips and illustrations on species' genders, age groups, behavior, habitats, nesting and feeding habits, and migration routes. Includes a quick-find index for the most common bird groups, text by numerous birding experts, range and migration maps, photographs as well as illustrations by expert artists, and a full glossary.--From publisher description.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 3306

Die Vogelwelt

Author: Deutscher Verein zum Schutz der Vogelwelt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 1766

Buntings and Sparrows

Author: Clive Byers,Urban Olsson,Jon Curson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135019

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 1011

Buntings and North American sparrows offer a great identification challenge. Many of the long distance migrants are notable wanderers, with a strong tendency to vagrancy, while others are rare and local. Some of the Asian buntings and tropical sparrows are still poorly known, and the skulking habits of some species add to the challenge. Most male buntings acquire a bright plumage, but the American sparrows acquire this exceptionally, rather than as the rule. Many sparrows and female buntings appear to be rather dull brown birds, but a closer look will reveal intricate and often quite beautiful plumage; with these birds, the field marks that will enable positive identification are to be found in minute feather detail. This book is the first comprehensive guide to all the Old World buntings and North American sparrows. It includes 39 plates in full colour depicting all the species and distinct races. In the systematic section each species account is divided into sections: the identification section summarises important field marks; the description section details plumage and bare part characteristics for all ages and sexes; geographical variation covers taxonomy, and other sections give detailed measurements, descriptions of moult and ageing, habits, voice, status and habitat, distribution and movements, and references. A range map is included for each species. This beautifully presented book will for many years to come help solve the identification problems posed by a delightful and sought-after family of birds.

Wetland Birds of North America

A Guide to Observation, Understanding and Conservation

Author: Scott Leslie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 2177

Bird watching is a serious business and the number one outdoor activity in North America. Wetlands, marshes, wooded, swamps, shallow lakes, ponds, and prairie sloughs are all considered wetlands and are the homes to a variety of birds that depend on wetlands for their food and habitat.In this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to wetland birds, photographer and naturalist Scott Leslie profiles some of the most common species that novice birders may observe, including loons, great blue herons, greater yellow legs, bald eagles, warblers, sparrows, and sandpipers. Each entry provides a complete profile of a species including a description of its appearance, habitat, behaviour, calls and sounds, food, family life, distribution and migration, conservation concerns, and related species. Along with spectacular colour species photos, icons provide at-a-glance profiles of the species. Also included is a guide to North Americas most easily accessible bird-rich wetlands by region, a great resource that explains where to find some of the most fascinating natural areas on the continent.Wetland Birds of North America is the only guidebook on the market that answers questions about common wetland birds, features full-colour photographs, and is formatted to fit conveniently into a large pocket or a day pack.

Antpittas and Gnateaters

Author: Harold Greeney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472919653

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 1263

Elusive study organisms for ornithologists and highly prized additions to the birder's life-list, the antpittas (Grallariidae) and gnateaters (Conopophagidae) are among the most poorly known Neotropical bird groups. This authoritative handbook is the first book dedicated solely to these two families, combining an exhaustive review of more than two centuries of literature with original observations by the author and many knowledgeable contributors. Antpittas and Gnateaters provides a thorough guide to the identification and ecology of these birds, with detailed maps accompanying the text. A series of superb plates illustrate most of the 156 recognized taxa; supplemented by more than 250 colour photographs, the immature plumages and natural history of many species are depicted for the first time. This book is the ultimate reference on these remarkable and beautiful birds, and an indispensible addition to the libraries of researchers and birders for many years to come.

The Butterfly Guide

A Pocket Manual for the Ready Identification of the Commoner Species Found in the United States and Canada

Author: William Jacob Holland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Butterflies

Page: 237

View: 4105

Hawks & owls of the Great Lakes Region & eastern North America

Author: Chris G. Earley

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781552979037

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2351

A field guide to over 300 species of birds of prey. Includes detailed descriptions of markings, flight characteristics, migration and plumage changes.

#Urban Birding

Author: David Lindo

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440162125

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 3676

Eins ist klar: Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, schnappt sich ein Fernglas und geht in den nächsten Park, um Vögel zu beobachten. 115 Städte weltweit hat Urban Birder David Lindo besucht und erzählt erstaunliche und inspirierende Geschichten über die Vögel, die er auf seinen Trips erlebt hat. Auch in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz war er unterwegs, hat Experten vor Ort getroffen oder sich einfach durch den Großstadtdschungel treiben lassen. Denn Vögel beobachten kann man in der Stadt praktisch immer und überall. „Look up!“, lautet das einfache Motto des sympathischen Briten. So öffnet er unsere Augen für die Wildnis in den Städten und nimmt uns mit zu spannenden Abenteuern im urbanen Alltag.

The Guide to Nature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 1462

Was fliegt denn da?

der Klassiker ; [alle Vogelarten Europas in 1700 Farbbildern]

Author: Peter H. Barthel,Paschalis Dougalis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440119297


Page: 191

View: 3065