The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

by Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes


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A new landmark in nature guides: the most authoritative, beautiful, and useful national pocket guide to birds.

Pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, and easy to use, THE STOKES ESSENTIAL POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA contains everything you need to identify and enjoy birds in your backyard and beyond. Whether you're age 9 or 90, whether you're a novice or advanced birder, this book will help you identify birds quickly and accurately. It offers more than 580 stunning color photographs, coverage of more than 250 species, key identification clues, descriptions of songs and calls, notes on feeding and nesting behavior, advice on selecting bird feeders and binoculars, important behavioral information and key habitat preferences, and up-to-date range maps.

The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, this book is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other beginner's guide on the market.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316010511
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 336,741
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donald and Lillian Stokes are widely recognized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their books include the bestselling the Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, the 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 Florida.

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The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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From Sy Montgomery "With everything you need (and nothing you don't) to identify more than 250 species of North American birds,  this book is a work of genius. Only the Stokes could have created a guide so slim, yet so clear, concise and welcoming. This is THE guide I'll be carrying into the field!" --Sy Montgomery, author of BIRDOLOGY