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The Young Birder's Guide: Birds of Eastern…

The Young Birder's Guide: Birds of Eastern North America (Peterson Field…

by Bill Thompson III

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I think this may have been the first field guide I read. The book is colorfully illustrated and I found many interesting fcts about birds were included. Worldwide there are more than 10,000 species of birds and this guide is pretty extensive. Further, the guide is organized in an way that it could be used by even relatiely young bird watching enthusiasts. ( )
  tiffanylewis0519 | Oct 8, 2011 |
Before you ever get to the birds, this guide has plenty of introductory material making the hobby accessible to young people, from necessary equipment to bird-watching manners in the field. I would carry this guide around with me, and I'm definitely putting it in my school library. ( )
  mrcmyoung | Aug 31, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547119348, Paperback)

A new Peterson Field Guide to 200 of the most common and interesting birds in eastern North America, written especially for kids ages eight to twelve.

Increasingly popular among all ages, birding is an especially popular family friendly activity. This fun and lively guide provides just the right amount of information for kids who have an interest in birds and want to learn more. Each of the 200 species is described on a full page packed with information and written in an engaging style."Wow!" bursts contain particularly interesting facts about each bird. Range maps are easy to read and each one includes a key, so that small hands won’t have to flip again and again to the front or back of the book. There is even a space for young birders to check off birds they have spotted and the date the species was seen. Color photographs are used for identification purposes, and black-and-white line drawings by Julie Zickefoose illustrate interesting behaviors or characteristics.

A birder since childhood, Thompson says he would have loved a book like this one when he was just getting interested in birds. Now a father of two, he spent many hours over a two-year period with his now eleven-year-old daughter’s class getting their advice on what to include in the book.

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A lively field guide written especially for kids that identifies two hundred of the most common and interesting birds in eastern North America.

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