Author: Tom Thomson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1994-01-01
"No one in Ohio is more familiar with areas to bird than Tom Thomson, and he has pulled this knowledge together to make birding more accessible and enjoyable for everyone." —Richard B. Pierce, Chief, Ohio Division of Wildlife "Enjoy this handbook. The volunteers made invaluable contributions and the author poured his heart and soul into it." —Roger Tory Peterson "Birders living in Ohio, or visiting that state, will welcome this new and enlarged edition of the state's standard bird-finding guide. Highly recommended."Â —Wildlife Activist "Highly recommended for any birder living or traveling to Ohio."Â —Choice "Many of the sites listed will produce great birding at appropriate times, and even a veteran Ohio birder will discover new sites by reading this book." —Northwest Ohio Quarterly
Insider information that will help any birder make the most of a visit to Cape May, New Jersey, one of the most important birding sites in North America, is offered in this guide that features a complete Cape May bird list and a description of the region's history.
Author: David Allen Sibley
Release Date: 2008-12-18
“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Bill Oddie
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Bird watching
"There is a great deal more to birding than simply identifying species and ticking them off a list. That is the beginning, certainly, and it is part of the satisfaction, but there is so much more besides. The places, the experiences, the feelings, the fun, even the frustrations. Those are the joys." In this enjoyable and accessible practical guide, self-confessed birdwatching fanatic Bill Oddie teams up with experienced nature broadcaster and author Stephen Moss to impart a lifetime of knowledge and handy tips. Guiding you through your first steps into the world of birding with useful information on equipment, techniques and important insider hints, Bill's warm and friendly advice will help you on your very first birding trip, and his priceless knowledge of what to look out for will aid you as you develop to track the rarest birds and most treasured spectacles. Peppered with humorous anecdotes and musings, and illustrated throughout with useful colour photographs and Bill's own sketches and diagrams, Birding with Bill Oddie is the essential birding field guide, clearing the way for you to fully enjoy this most thrilling and fulfilling of pastimes.
Author: Henrietta O'Neill
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Release Date: 2006-10-03
Birding at Point Pelee traces Point Pelee's story from the 1870s, to the national park's establishment in 1918, to present day, when as many as 50,000 birders visit the park in May during spring migration.
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2015-01-12
»Endlich Schluss mit Zetteln und Heftchen!« Schreiben Sie Ihre Beobachtungen in dieses Buch. So entsteht mit der Zeit Ihre persönliche und präsentative »Beobachtungsbibliothek«. Im ersten Buch „Mein Birding-Buch“ befindet sich eine komplette Checkliste aller Vögel Europas, inklusive deren Unterarten sowie eine Liste „seltener Gäste in Europa“. Das Buch „Meine Vogelbeobachtungen“ ist die Fortsetzung und der gesamte Platz ist für Ihre Beobachtungen vorgesehen. Auf dem Buchrücken können Sie die Nummerierung vornehmen und die Jahreszahl dazu schreiben. Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Erfolg beim Vögel beobachten und viele schöne Stunden in der Natur. fotolulu
Author: Kevin J. Zimmer
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2000
A guide to finding and identifying birds in the American West, designed to fill in the gaps left by field guides and bird-finding guides. Provides birders with general concepts and frameworks needed to develop good bird-finding and identification skills, describes different identification techniques, and details microhabitats and difficult-to-identify species in depth. Also gives advice on keeping field notes.
Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Dubbed the "Bard of America's Bird-Watchers" by the Wall Street Journal, Pete Dunne knows birders and birding—instinctively and completely. He understands the compulsion that drives other birders to go out at first light, whatever the weather, for a chance to maybe, just maybe, glimpse that rare migrant that someone might have spotted in a patch of woods the day before yesterday. And yet, he also knows how . . . well . . . strange the birding obsession becomes when viewed through the eyes of a nonbirder. His dual perspective—totally engrossed in birding, yet still aware of the "odd birdness" of some birders—makes reading his essays a pure pleasure whether you pursue "the feather quest" or not. This book collects forty-one of Dunne's recent essays, drawn from his columns in Living Bird, Wild Bird News, the New Jersey Sunday section of the New York Times, Birder's World, and other publications. Written with his signature wit and insight, they cover everything from a moment of awed communion with a Wandering Albatross ("the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen") to Dunne's imagined "perfect bird" ("The Perfect Bird is the size of a turkey, has the wingspan of an eagle, the legs of a crane, the feet of a moorhen, and the talons of a great horned owl. It eats kudzu, surplus zucchini, feral cats, and has been known to predate upon homeowners who fire up their lawn mowers before 7:00 A.M. on the weekend."). The title essay pays whimsical, yet heartfelt tribute to Dunne's mentor, the late birding legend Roger Tory Peterson.
The essential companion to any birder's field guide Birdwatching is for everyone. No other outdoor pursuit yields so much knowledge of nature’s ways with so little effort—if one knows what to look for. Birding for Beginners opens the world of birding to the novice in this complete guide to getting the most out of birding. This updated edition includes a new chapter on birding online and features detailed chapters on equipment, identification techniques, birding “by ear,” where to view birds, field guides, optics, and other essentials to get the beginner quickly into the field to identify birds. Especially valuable are chapters on bird behaviors such as feeding, flight, courting and breeding, nesting, and migration—informing the beginner not only about what kind of bird is on the other end of the binoculars, but what it is up to as well.
Author: Lisa A. White
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2007-04-23
In these 50 light and fun original essays, the biggest names in birding dispense advice to birders of every level, on topics ranging from feeding birds and cleaning binoculars to pishing and pelagic birding. Whether satirizing bird snobs or relating the traditions and taboos of the birding culture, each essay is as chock-full of helpful information as it is entertaining.