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Kaufman field guide to advanced birding : understanding what you see and hear / Kenn Kaufman ; illustrated with line drawings by the author and with more than 700 images based on photos by Kenn Kaufman ... [et al.].

Kaufman, Kenn. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9780547248325
  • ISBN: 0547248326
  • Description: 448 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 598.07234/Kaufman (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 598.07234 KAUFMAN 2011 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: Revision of: A field guide to advanced birding. 1990
Includes index.
Contents Note: An integrated approach to field identification of birds -- Principles and pitfalls of field identification -- How birds are built: terminology and bird topography -- Plummages, molt, and wear: understanding what you see -- Behavior and voice: understanding and using them in identification -- Identification beyond the species level -- Techniques and resources for learning bird identification -- Learning to identify waterfowl -- The scaup -- The winter loons -- Learning to identify seabirds -- Learning to identify herons and egrets -- Learning to identify the diurnal raptors -- The accipiters -- Learning to identify shorebirds -- The small calidris sandpipers -- Learning to identify gulls -- Learning to identify terns -- The medium-sized terns -- The jaegers -- Learning to identify owls -- Learning to identify hummingbirds -- Learning to identify woodpeckers -- Learning to identify tyrant flycatchers -- The empidonax flycatchers -- Learning to identify swallows -- Learning to identify warblers -- The blackpoll trio -- Learning to identify sparrows -- The spizella sparrows.
Summary: Presents a resource that examines the basics of each major bird group and the variations of identification, covering such topics as plumage, body shape, songs, bill size, wing structure, and the behavior of each species.
Subject: Birds > North America > Identification.
Bird watching > North America > Guidebooks.
Kaufman, Kenn. Field guide to advanced birding. (Added Author).

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Field guide to advanced birding