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A Field Guide to Western Birds (Peterson Field Guides) (1941)

by Roger Tory Peterson

Series: Peterson Field Guides (2-1)

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A new edition of the best-selling field guide with 25 all-new plates covering the birds of Hawaii. For decades, the Peterson Field Guide to Birdsof Western North America has been a popular and trusted guide for birders of all levels, thanks to its famous system of identification and unparalleled illustrations. Following the Spring 2020 update to Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, this guide will feature updated text and range maps, and art updated to reflect current knowledge in ornithology. Now that the American Birding Association has expanded its species Checklist to include Hawaii, this guide will include 25 all-new plates covering the birds of Hawaii.… (more)
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  OakGrove-KFA | Mar 28, 2020 |
Unused. Gift of Helen Gere Cruickshank with enclosed note by same. HGC was a life-long friend of RTP and the only female member of the Bronx Bird Club to which Allen, her husband, was involved with RTP.
  LeeFSnyder | Mar 1, 2020 |
with original dust cover
  LeeFSnyder | Mar 1, 2020 |
Contains detailed pictures/paintings, useful zone maps depicting where bird species reside, and helpful notes about unintentional strays, voice and call characteristics, etc. This book is one of the two best we have used for identifying birds during our hikes. ( )
  dele2451 | Jan 8, 2009 |
The Peterson Guide is indispensible. I am an avid birder and this is the only book I take into the field. It is littered with notes, weather, dirt and love. It is faded beyond belief!

If you are looking for the best field guide to birds, this is it. ( )
  Cygnus555 | Nov 22, 2008 |
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To the memory of Clarence Beal and James Fisher
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In 1934 my first Field Guide was published, covering the birds east of the 90th meridian in North America.
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A new edition of the best-selling field guide with 25 all-new plates covering the birds of Hawaii. For decades, the Peterson Field Guide to Birdsof Western North America has been a popular and trusted guide for birders of all levels, thanks to its famous system of identification and unparalleled illustrations. Following the Spring 2020 update to Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, this guide will feature updated text and range maps, and art updated to reflect current knowledge in ornithology. Now that the American Birding Association has expanded its species Checklist to include Hawaii, this guide will include 25 all-new plates covering the birds of Hawaii.

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