Better Birding

Better Birding

Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field

Book - 2016
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Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field--quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy--parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds.

Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach.

Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, c2016
ISBN: 9780691129662
0691129665
Branch Call Number: 598 Ar552B 2016
Characteristics: 318 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Sullivan, Brian L. 1971-

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