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An Instant Guide to Birds by Mike Lambert

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  1. Instant Guide to Wildflowers (Instant Guides (Random House)) by Pamela Forey (1986)
  2. Smithsonian Handbooks Birds of North America: Western Region by Fred J. Alsop (2001)
  3. All the Birds of North America by Jack L. Griggs (1997)
  4. Eastern Birds: A Guide to Field Identification of North American Species by James Coe (1994)
  5. Birds of the Pacific states by Ralph Hoffmann (1927)
  6. Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges by Bill Thompson III (2005)
  7. Instant Guide to Insects (Instant Guide.) by Pamela Forey (1987)
  8. Sparrows and Buntings: A Guide to the Sparrows and Buntings of North America and the World by Clive Byers (1995)
  9. Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies by Chester A. Reed (1908)
  10. Birds of Indiana Field Guide by Stan Tekiela (2000)
  11. Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region by Donald Stokes (1996)
  12. A guide to bird finding east of the Mississippi by Owen Sewall Pettingill (1951)
  13. Sparrows of the United States and Canada: The Photographic Guide by David Beadle (2001)
  14. Birds of California Field Guide (Our Nature Field Guides) by Stan Tekiela (2003)
  15. Book of North American Birds by Editors of Readers Digest (1990)

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