Chapters discuss the pleasures of birding, equipment needed, how to read range maps, birds' physical features, how to identify birds, identification challenges, bird classification and suggested books and journals for building a fine birding library.
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(228mm x 153mm x 12mm)
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Author Biography - Jonathan K. Alderfer
Jonathan Alderfer is chief consultant for the National Geographic Birding Program and a widely published author and field guide illustrator. Most recently, he was co-author of the "National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, " Fifth Edition (Fall 2006). Jon L. Dunn is an expert on the identification and distribution of North American birds. He has a long history with the "National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, " having served as chief consultant on four previous editions and co-author on the fifth edition (Fall 2006).