Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding - Kenn Kaufman (Paperback)

Understanding What You See and Hear

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Barcode
9780547248325
Department
Books
Released
19 Apr 2011
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Kenn Kaufman
Subtitle
Understanding What You See and Hear
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Edition
1
Series
Kaufman Field Guides
Language
English
Number of Pages
448
Dimensions
198 x 121 x 25mm (544g)

Annotation

  • A resource with nearly 900 full-color photos examines the basics of each major bird group, describes the principles of identification and much more. By the author of Lives of North American Birds. 20,000 first printing.
  • Presents a resource that examines the basics of each major bird group and the variations of identification, covering such topics as plumage, body shape, songs, bill size, wing structure, and the behavior of each species.

Summary

  • Birders can memorize hundreds of details and still not be able to identify birds if they don&;t really understand what&;s in front of them.Today birders have access to almost too much information, and their attempts to identify birds can be drowned out by excess detail. The all-new Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding takes a different approach, clarifying the basics and providing a framework for learning about each group. Overall principles of identification are explained in clear language, and ten chapters on specific groups of birds show how these principles can be applied in practice. Anyone with a keen interest in identifying birds will find that this book makes the learning process more effective and enjoyable, and that truly understanding what we see and hear can make birding more fun.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Nature/Ecology
BISAC Subject 1
Nature / Birdwatching Guides
Library Subject 1
Birds; North America; Identification.
Library Subject 2
Bird watching; North America; Guidebooks.
Academic Subject 1
Bird Watching
Dewey Classification
598.072/34

Inside Flap

Expert Kenn Kaufman helps active birders improve their skills

Birders can memorize hundreds of details and still not be able to identify birds if they don't really understand what's in front of them.
Today birders have access to almost too much information, and their attempts to identify birds can be drowned out by excess detail. The all-new Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding takes a different approach, clarifying the basics and providing a framework for learning about each group. Overall principles of identification are explained in clear language, and ten chapters on specific groups of birds show how these principles can be applied in practice.
Anyone with a keen interest in identifying birds will find that this book makes the learning process more effective and more enjoyable, and that truly understanding what we see and hear can make birding more fun.


One of the world's best-known bird experts, Kenn Kaufman is the originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, which includes books on birds, butterflies, mammals, and insects. He has also written Lives of North American Birds and two birding memoirs, Flights Against the Sunset and the classic Kingbird Highway. A frequent contributor to birding magazines such as Birder's World, Bird Watcher's Digest, and WildBird, Kenn is also a field editor for Audubon. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Oak Harbor, Ohio. 

Author Bio

Kaufman, Kenn: - KENN KAUFMAN, originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world's foremost naturalists.