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Rare Birds of North America

by Steve N. G. Howell, Ian Lewington (Author.), Will Russell (Author.)

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When hiking or on a nature walk, seeing and hearing birds is a gift that I always look forward to.

Seeing or hearing a rare bird is an amazing treat. For this book 'rare' is defined as "...species for which, on average, only 5 or fewer individuals have been found annually in North America since around 1950...".

Species accounts are organized logically, give detailed comments and specifics for field identification. The artistry is very well done and shows different angles and identifying features.

I was most interested in the songbirds and of course most of the birds featured were no where near me; however, it was interesting to read about the Redwing which might make an appearance in a habitat near me.

Overall, it was very interesting to read about and see these rare birds, some of which there is only one account of in North America! ( )
  Mishker | Oct 18, 2013 |
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Lewington, IanAuthor.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Russell, WillAuthor.main authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0691117969, Hardcover)

Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status.

Rare Birds of North America provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds.

Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and CanadaFeatures 275 stunning color plates that depict every speciesExplains patterns of occurrence by region and seasonProvides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migrationIncludes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:16 -0400)

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. This book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions: the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans.

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