Posts Tagged ‘National Geographic’

by Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes

A great introduction to these birds – if you can look away from the breathtaking photographs!

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by Laura Erickson and Jonathan Alderfer

A nice introduction to the most common and iconic birds of North America.

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National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America by Laura Erickson and Jonathan Alderfer From National Geographic: This fun, affordable, beautifully illustrated introduction to birding is like taking a walk with National Geographic’s birding experts. Of this book’s 192 pages, 160 are devoted to North America’s top species, one per page, from the […]
National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America National Geographic Handheld Birds was one of the first field guide apps for the iPhone. But, from all accounts, it didn’t work well since it was a direct port from another platform. But now they’ve completely redesigned it to work with the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, and updated the […]

by Jonathan Alderfer (Editor)

A highly illustrated, enjoyable introduction to just about everything to do with birds.

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by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer

One of the best North American field guides is updated – and better than ever.

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Several times in her podcasts I’ve heard Birdchick advise her listeners not to upgrade their field guide (provided their current one is no more than a decade old, or so). As the multitude of Extra Special [fill in the blank with some annoying, vaguely title-specific phrase] Edition DVD’s on my shelves would tell you, I […]
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer From the publisher: For beginning and experienced birders alike, this is the most comprehensive bird guide available anywhere—now lavishly redone with a refreshed design; 300 new illustrations; 23 new-to-North America species; major updates in text with […]

by Geoffrey E. Hill

A very enjoyable exploration of the most obvious physical characteristic of birds.

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December 10, 2008

Books for Christmas

Hopefully, you’ve gotten all of your Christmas shopping done by now. But just in case, here are some suggestions for any bird bibliophile in your life. Field Guides No birder will ever mind getting another field guide. I don’t think it’s even possible to have too many! Here are the latest for North America. National […]