Preface (p. ix): Probably no face of bird watching will replace the sport of "listing" as the most popular activity of avian devotees throughout the world.
About This Book (p. xvii): Included in this Field Guide are descriptions of range, habitat, nest, and eggs, with miscellaneous notes for 285 species of birds that breed regularly in all or some of the 26 states lying entirely east of the Mississippi River.
This guide includes the nest and eggs of 285 species found in the 26 states east of the Mississippi River. Descriptions of breeding range and time, habitat, and nests and eggs are enhanced by 222 color photographs.
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Information on breeding range, habitat, nest, and eggs for each of the 285 species. Notes of special interest are also included, and a special section for beginners.