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Ornithology - North America

  • The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds
    The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley

    This is the first book to feature large lifelike scenes for each species. Each scene is composed of 12-20 images showing the bird in a wide range of views, near and far, different angles, various plumages and behaviours, including flight, all in the habitat in which they live. Shows how a bird's appearance changes with distance and gives equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds, size, structure and shape, behaviour, probability and colour. All these features are accompanied by accurate, concise text.

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Lives of North American Birds77% OFF
    Lives of North American Birds by Kenn Kaufman

    A full colour reference book with detailed descriptions of over 900 North American species together with information on habitat, feeding, nesting, migration and conservation status.
     

    Hardback £9.95 RRP: £43.50Buy Now
  • Peregrine Falcon33% OFF
    Peregrine Falcon by Patrick Stirling-Aird

    Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. Due to its penchant for choosing inaccessible places to breed, feed, and roost, few people are aquainted with its habits and behaviour. This title provides information on hunting, raising young, and how populations around the world are now prospering once again.

    Hardback £9.99 RRP: £14.99Buy Now
  • A Photographic Field Guide to North American Raptors65% OFF
    A Photographic Field Guide to North… by Brian K Wheeler, William S Clark

    An essential guide to a difficult group of New World birds. Illustrated with 377 colour photos showing birds of prey in all age, race and colour morph plumages, this is an essential reference work for all raptor enthusiasts. The text describes all 42 species of diurnal birds of prey and there are 14 discussions of the most difficult raptor ID problems.

    Paperback £6.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Texas 16th-26th February 2002: Lower Rio Grande Valley, Kingsville, Katy Prairie85% OFF
    Texas 16th-26th February 2002: Lower… by Steve Holmes, Marion Barlow

    Daily log providing information on travel, accommodation, birds seen at each location. Systematic list of species seen.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £7.00Buy Now
  • Washington and British Columbia - A Winter Birding Trip 18th to 30th January 199984% OFF
    Washington and British Columbia - A… by Steve Holmes, Marion Barlow

    Includes general travel arrangements & advice, itinerary, daily log information on selected bird groups and systematic list.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £6.50Buy Now
  • Ontario: September 22nd to October 2nd 199592% OFF
    Ontario: September 22nd to October 2nd… by Steve Holmes, Marion Barlow

    A follow-up to the authors' spring 1994 report (M14998) with full information regarding travel hints, sites itinerary & systematic list. Includes Point Pelee & Rondeau.

    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £6.50Buy Now
  • Ontario & Texas: 25th September - 7th October 200084% OFF
    Ontario & Texas: 25th September - 7th… by Steve Holmes, Marion Barlow

    Itinerary, daily log with species seen. Separate systematic lists for Ontario and Texas.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £6.50Buy Now
  • Texas Field Guide Series: A Field Guide to Birds of the Big Bend75% OFF
    Texas Field Guide Series: A Field Guide… by Roland H Wauer

    This field guide offers information on the 450 bird species of the Big Bend, including behaviour notes, status reports, statistics and records.

    Paperback £2.95 RRP: £11.95Buy Now
  • Colorado Birds:  A Reference to their Distribution and Habitat18% OFF
    Colorado Birds: A Reference to their… by Robert Andrews, Robert Righter

    A comprehensive and extensively researched presentation of the 443 birds recorded in the State. The known status and distribution are clearly shown by a combination of maps and graphs and the breeding, winter and migration ranges, plus elevational distribution, abundance and historical changes are covered in a clearly written text.
     

    Paperback £19.50 RRP: £23.95Buy Now
  • Birding in Florida: 5-18 October 199680% OFF
    Birding in Florida: 5-18 October 1996 by Stewart Chapman

    Covers mainly Estero Island (also known as Fort Myers Beach) with trips to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Includes site guides, site species lists and systematic species list.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Field List of California Birds75% OFF
    Field List of California Birds by California Bird Records Committee
    592 species in 10-day list. 1996
    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £2.00Buy Now
  • Birdfinding in Forty National Forests and Grasslands63% OFF
    Birdfinding in Forty National Forests… by W J Boyle, R H Wauer

    Covers a selection of states including Alaska & Puerto Rico & includes birding walks & drives with notes on vegetation mammals & butterflies to be found in each habitat. Excellent topographic maps with lists of camp sites & accommodation.

    Paperback £4.95 RRP: £13.50Buy Now
  • A Guide to Bird Finding in Frederick County, Maryland91% OFF
    A Guide to Bird Finding in Frederick… by Stauffer Miller

    County bird checklist: 17 site guides, 21 maps. 200spp accounts including rare & accidental birds. Calendar of bird dates.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £11.50Buy Now
  • California 2000: 2nd to 20th September92% OFF
    California 2000: 2nd to 20th September -

    Consists of daily itinerary, daily diary of events, site by site guide with maps, systematic list of bird species seen, systematic list of mammal species seen. Also list of potential bird species possible in the area and general travel information.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £14.00Buy Now
  • Hettinger North Dakota Birding91% OFF
    Hettinger North Dakota Birding by Dave & Carolyn Griffiths

    A short guide to the birding spots found within a 10-mile radius of Hettinger in southwest North Dakota. Detailed site info with bird lists for grassland areas.

    Paperback £0.49 RRP: £5.50Buy Now
  • Location Checklist to the Birds of the Huachuca Mountains and the Upper San Pedro River93% OFF
    Location Checklist to the Birds of the… by Richard Cachor Taylor

    A full checklist of the birds in the vicinity of Sierra Vista in southeast Arizona, including Garden Ramsey and Carr Canyons with information on exactly where to find individual species. Details of status, early and late dates. Access info for all locations including San Pedro Riparian Reserve hotspots. Also includes checklists for reptiles and amphibians plus mammals.

    Paperback £0.49 RRP: £7.00Buy Now
  • Petrels, Albatrosses and Storm-Petrels of North America; A Photographic Guide
    Petrels, Albatrosses and Storm-Petrels… by Steve N.G. Howell

    This photographic guide is based on unrivalled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-colour images to help you identify these remarkable birds. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns and migration routes. Includes distribution maps.

    Paperback £34.95 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Connecticut: A Habitat-based Guide to 450 Sites21% OFF
    Finding Birds in Connecticut: A… by Dave Rosgen, Gene Billings

    Organised by counties; includes detailed maps.

    Paperback £24.99 RRP: £32.00Buy Now
  • The North American Bird Guide
    The North American Bird Guide by David Sibley

    Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, the 'Sibley Guide' became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. This highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new artwork, new and rare species, and a new elegant design. 2nd edition

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Birds of Northern California
    Birds of Northern California by Fix, D, Bezener, A

    Describes and illustrates approximately 328 species of northern California birds.

    Paperback £17.95 Buy Now
  • A Birder's Guide to Alaska
    A Birder's Guide to Alaska by George C West

    Details birding routes and travel logistics for over 60 locations. Covers the entire area paying special attention to the most popular destinations: Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, the Pribilof Islands, Gambell, Nome and Juneau. Includes annotated checklist with 500 species plus subspecies and list of other animals. 2nd edition

    Paperback £21.99 Buy Now
  • Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
    Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern… by David Sibley

    Uses the art work and maps from the North American Bird Guide but with new more detailed text. The reduced size of the area covered means that this guide is lightweight enough for regular field use.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas of North America
    A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas… by Lehman (ed), Paul E

    Covers over 30 North American cities with specific directions and maps to the best birding sites in each city. Each chapter is authored by a local birding expert, or team of experts.

    Paperback £21.95 Buy Now
  • ABA Checklist: Birds of Continental United States and Canada
    ABA Checklist: Birds of Continental… by ABA

    Containing 957 species, with 33 species new to the Checklist since the previous edition, 3 species have been removed, several additions as a result of "splits," and 14 renamed species. Also includes detailed accounts of more than 200 species with the status Casual, Accidental or Cannot Be Found, outlining their status and distribution in the ABA area. 7th edition

    Paperback £19.95 Buy Now
  • A Birder's Guide to Virginia
    A Birder's Guide to Virginia by Johnston, David W.

    The state offers a wide range of habitats with 390 regularly occurring bird species. Split into six major regions this ABA guide describes over 70 major sites each description including access habitat details and seasonal bird distribution. Together with a full annotated bird checklist also included are lists of butterflies, reptiles and amphibians and mammals.

    Paperback £15.95 Buy Now
  • The Checklist for Birds of British Columbia54% OFF
    The Checklist for Birds of British… by Keith Taylor

    List of over 470 British Columbia bird species, details of seasonal occurrence and relative abundance for each bird.

    Paperback £2.25 RRP: £4.95Buy Now
  • Birds of North America
    Birds of North America by Norman Arlott

    A comprehensive guide covering most of North America, including Canada and Greenland. This guide focuses on the rich and diverse birdlife of what is known as the Nearctic region. Every species found in the area is illustrated in every plumage in which they can be seen in the wild. The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field.

    Hardback £29.99 Buy Now
  • California Birds: Their Status and Distribution
    California Birds: Their Status and… by Arnold Small

    Covers the distribution of the state's 586 birds. Species accounts include seasonal status habitat range within the state & notes on bird finding. 336 full colour photos.

    Hardback £45.00 Buy Now
  • Rare Birds of North America
    Rare Birds of North America by Steve N.G. Howell et al.

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

    Hardback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding
    Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding by Kenn Kaufman

    Overall principles of identification are explained in clear language and ten chapters on specific groups of birds show how these principles can be applied in practice. Anyone with a keen interest in identifying birds will find that this book makes the learning process more effective and enjoyable and that truly understanding what we see and hear can make birding more fun.

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  • Birds of the St Louis Area: where and when to find them
    Birds of the St Louis Area: where and… by Paul Bauer et al.

    Describes more than 120 locations all within 50 miles of the city limits & provides detailed directions to each area supported by 17 maps. Reviews all 370spp recorded in the region with historical information on the rarer species & gives status & seasonal abundance charts. Colour frontispiece.

    Paperback £17.00 Buy Now
  • Birding Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend
    Birding Corpus Christi and the Coastal… by Jamie Ritter

    Detailed descriptions, maps and photos lead the bird watcher to more than 75 sites within a two-hour drive from Corpus Christi, Texas.

    Paperback £12.95 Buy Now
  • Passion for Birds: American Ornithology after Audubon
    Passion for Birds: American Ornithology… by Barrow, Mark V

    In the decades following the Civil War--as industrialization, urbanization, and economic expansion increasingly reshaped the landscape--many Americans began seeking adventure and aesthetic gratification through avian pursuits. By the turn of the century, hundreds of thousands of middle-and upper-class devotees were rushing to join Audubon societies, purchase field guides, and keep records of the species they encountered in the wild. Mark Barrow vividly reconstructs this story not only through the experiences of birdwatchers, collectors, conservationists, and taxidermists, but also through those of a relatively new breed of bird enthusiast: the technically oriented ornithologist. In exploring how ornithologists struggled to forge a discipline and profession amidst an explosion of popular interest in natural history, A Passion for Birds provides the first book-length history of American ornithology from the death of John James Audubon to the Second World War.

    Barrow shows how efforts to form a scientific community distinct from popular birders met with only partial success. The founding of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1883 and the subsequent expansion of formal educational and employment opportunities in ornithology marked important milestones in this campaign. Yet by the middle of the twentieth century, when ornithology had finally achieved the status of a modern profession, its practitioners remained dependent on the services of birdwatchers and other amateur enthusiasts. Environmental issues also loom large in Barrow's account as he traces areas of both cooperation and conflict between ornithologists and wildlife conservationists.

    Recounting a colorful story based on the interactions among a wide variety of bird-lovers, this book will interest historians of science, environmental historians, ornithologists, birdwatchers, and anyone curious about the historical roots of today's birding boom.

    Paperback £12.50 Buy Now
  • Birds of the Trans Pecos
    Birds of the Trans Pecos by Jim Peterson, Barry R Zimmer

    Designed for intermediate to advanced birders this is an annotated checklist of all 482 species found in this region of West Texas. The species accounts include seasonal distribution details of habitat & nesting preferences.

    Paperback £18.00 Buy Now
  • Birding Hotspots in Sarasota and Manatee Counties37% OFF
    Birding Hotspots in Sarasota and… by SMVAS

    Useful little guide to 22 sites in an area of the Gulf of Mexico coast from the Manatee River in the north to Lemon Bay in the south. Sarasota checklist & abundance chart.

    Paperback £3.75 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • A Photographic Field Guide to North American Raptors
    A Photographic Field Guide to North… by Brian K Wheeler, William S Clark

    An essential guide to a difficult group of New World birds. Illustrated with 377 colour photos showing birds of prey in all age race & colour morph plumages this is an essential reference work for all raptor enthusiasts. The text describes all 42spp of diurnal birds of prey & there are 14 discussions of the most difficult raptor ID problems.

    Hardback £25.95 Buy Now
  • Guide to the Great Florida Birding Trail: East Section
    Guide to the Great Florida Birding… -

    Covers 136 birding sites in eastern Florida. The sites are organised into clusters of five or ten, all within an hours drive of each other. Each site described includes directions, hours of operation, seasonal birding opportunities and other information essential for a successful outing. Includes 27 essays the conservation needs of each area, birdwatching ethics and resources for additional information.

    Paperback £18.95 Buy Now
  • Birding in the American West: A Handbook
    Birding in the American West: A Handbook by Kevin J Zimmer

    Tells you where to go, what birds to look for and how to identify them. Presents detailed listings by state on where to find birds with an emphasis on the microhabitats of especially sought after birds. Illustrated with drawings and photographs to help birders in the field.

    Paperback £26.50 Buy Now
  • Connecticut Birding Guide
    Connecticut Birding Guide by B Devine, D G Smith

    Covers almost 100 sites with detailed access information, maps & annotated species list.

    Paperback £28.00 Buy Now
  • Birding Florida
    Birding Florida by Brian Rapoza

    Describes over 200 prime birding sites at 54 locations. Describes each site with information on key species. Also includes sections on Florida's diverse habitats and how to plan your trip.

    Paperback £16.95 Buy Now
  • The Visitor's Guide to the Birds of the Central National Parks: United States and Canada
    The Visitor's Guide to the Birds of the… by Roland H Wauer

    Highlights the most commonly seen birds.

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Birding in the San Juan Islands
    Birding in the San Juan Islands by Lewis, Sharpe

    The San Juan Islands lie between Vancouver Island & Washington state & are a fascinating & rewarding birding destination. They house the largest population of breeding & wintering Bald Eagles in the world & are also the home to vast numbers of loons, auklets, cormorants & murrelets. Species accounts abundance charts habitat details & site guide.

    Paperback £12.00 Buy Now
  • A Birder's Guide to Washington
    A Birder's Guide to Washington by Hal Opperman

    Initially this was to be an update of "A Guide to Bird Finding in Washington" by Wahl & Paulson, but with the state's habitats and land use changing so rapidly and for the guide to keep pace it was decided to produce a new edition. Details of birding routes and sites in the state and adjacent areas in British Columbia, together with year round access instructiona and birding advice. Over 200 maps, bar graphs, an annotated checklist of 478 species.

    Paperback £19.95 Buy Now
  • Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region
    Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western… by Stokes

    A photographic field guide with detailed descriptions & information on feeding, nesting, habitat & behaviour. Includes over 900 colour photos.

    Paperback £16.00 Buy Now
  • Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region37% OFF
    Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern… by Stokes

    A photographic field guide with detailed descriptions & information on feeding, nesting, habitat & behaviour. Includes over 900 colour photos.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £16.00Buy Now
  • A Nebraska Bird-finding Guide50% OFF
    A Nebraska Bird-finding Guide by Johnsgard, Paul A.

    Organised into four general geographical regions: Far Western, West-central, East-central & Eastern & within each region bird sites are identified on a county basis. Includes locality guide to refuge,s sanctuaries & other birding sites with species status & abundance chart.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • BIRDING UTAH
    BIRDING UTAH by McIvor, D.E.

    Covers more than 100 great birding spots. Maps bar graphs 410pp 1998

    Paperback £18.95 Buy Now
  • Bull's Birds of New York State
    Bull's Birds of New York State -

    A complete survey of birdlife in the state & provides accounts of all 451 species on the official checklist. The species accounts pay particular attention to date parameters & occurrence frequency & where applicable subspecies are discussed in full.

    Hardback £34.95 Buy Now
  • The Birdwatcher's Guide to Hawaii
    The Birdwatcher's Guide to Hawaii by Soehren, Rick

    Covers more than 60 top birding sites on O'ahu, Kaua'i, the Big Island, Moloka'i and Lana'i with information on the birds most likely to be seen at each site. Seasonal occurrence chart.

    Paperback £18.50 Buy Now
  • Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
    Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North… by Roger Tory Peterson

    To celebrate the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson's bird this title combines the Peterson field guide Eastern Birds and Western Birds into one volume.

    Paperback £22.50 Buy Now
  • The Birds of New Jersey: Status and Distribution
    The Birds of New Jersey: Status and… by William J Boyle

    A succinct field guide for the birds of New Jersey and includes all species known to the state from historical times to the present. Text includes a summary of status and seasonal distribution and comments on changes over time for rarities and regular species.

    Paperback £16.95 Buy Now
  • Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species
    Bird Feathers: A Guide to North… by S David Scott, Casey McFarland

    Teaches birders to use the characteristics of wing types and feather morphology to identify feathers, not only by species but also by their place on the birds body. Introductory chapters give details on how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather and the variety and types of feathers on a bird. The identification section shows feather samples from 379 bird species from all over North America.

    Paperback £29.50 Buy Now
  • Attending Alaska's Birds: A Wildlife Pilot's Story
    Attending Alaska's Birds: A Wildlife… by James G King

    An exciting cornucopia of solid and fascinating biological and historical facts. The authors career as a scientist has been dedicated his life to the well-being of Alaska's wildlife, especially its birds. His studies have helped to determine that Alaska is home, at least during part of each year, to 100 million seabirds, 70 million shorebirds, and 12 million waterfowl. Although he didn't count each bird, he certainly counted his share in something like 6,000 hours of peering at them out of low flying airplanes, most of which he personally piloted.

    Paperback £29.95 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South Texas
    Finding Birds in South Texas by Dave Gosney

    Tells you all you need to know about the key birding sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Covers all the most popular birding sites, from Falcon Dam in the west to South Padre Island.

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South Texas
    Finding Birds in South Texas by Dave Gosney

    Covers no fewer than 20 of the top sites in the Rio Grande Valley from Falcon Dam to South Padre Island, including Santa Ana, Bentsen, Estero Llano Grande and Laguna Atascosa. Footage of 120 species including many of the South Texas specialities. 2011

    DVD £15.95 Buy Now
  • Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching; Eastern Waterbirds in Flight
    Peterson Reference Guide to… by Ken Behrens, Cameron Cox

    This is a guide that teaches birders how to effectively identify North American eastern waterbirds in flight using a method of identification that emphasizes birds' structure, behaviour, and overall colour. Seawatching is the challenging act of identifying waterbirds in flight. Since more than a hundred different species can fly past an observation point, often at great speed or in tightly packed, mixed-species flocks, identification of these distant shapes can be a mystery. It is distinctive qualities of flying waterbirds that are the keys to the mystery. Be it wing beat cadence, individual structure, flock shape and behaviour, or subtle flashes of colour, all are revealed in this guide.

    Hardback £25.95 Buy Now
  • ABA Birdfinding Guide; A Birder's Guide to Louisiana
    ABA Birdfinding Guide; A Birder's Guide… by Richard Gibbons et al.

    If you like seeing large numbers of birds, you'll love Louisiana. Although Louisiana may not have the life-listers appeal of some of the border states, probably no state in the USA can compete with Louisiana in terms of bird spectacles. Bird density, in general, is higher than almost anywhere in the country, and some of the concentrations are stunning. This bird finding guide will help more people appreciate Louisiana for the special birding area that it is and guide you to the best birding spots. Includes species lists and directions for over 100 sites.

    Paperback £22.50 Buy Now
  • ABA Birdfinding Guide; A Birder's Guide to Belize
    ABA Birdfinding Guide; A Birder's Guide… by Bert Frenz
    This title includes descriptions of over 100 birding sites, including a section on nearby Tikal National Park in Guatamala. Also includes information on locating specialty birds, bar graphs, GPS coordinates and an annotated checklist. Illustration type: B/W photographs, Maps, 374pp. 2013
    Paperback £22.50 Buy Now
  • The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors
    The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors by Richard Crossley et al.

    This ID guide features large lifelike scenes for each species. Each scene is composed of 12-20 images showing the bird in a wide range of views, near and far, different angles, various plumages and behaviours, including flight, all in the habitat in which they live.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
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