National geographic field guide to the birds of no one of the best
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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition by Jonathan Alderfer A Must HaveBirding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and evenconservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million.According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050there will be more than 100 million—and the National Geographic FieldGuide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for fieldidentification and the cornerstone of any birders library. This is theultimate, indispensable bird field guide—comprehensive, authoritative,portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.Among the the new editions key elements and practical improvements:Every North American species—more than 960, including a new section on
accidental birds—classified according to the latest official AmericanOrnithologists Union checklist 4,000 full-color illustrations by the foremostbird artists at work todayand newly updated range maps that draw on thelatest data New durable cover for added protection against adverseweather, plus informative quick-reference flaps that double asplacemarkers New reader-friendly features like thumbtabs that makelocating key sections faster and easier, and a quick-find index to directusers straight to the information they need.Birders in North America have a wonderful dillema. There are so manyexcellent birding guides on the market, which one to choose ? In myopinion two titles emerge as the best of the best. National Geographic andDavid Sibleys guide. In truth you couldnt go wrong with either, and Iactually own and use both. If pressed to choose I would lean toward theSibley guide, but there are many reasons to own The Nat Geo guide. Nat.Geo is smaller and more portable, and the new edition is thumb indexedalong the books pages and I feel is more user friendly for beginningbirders. Illustrations are excellent and well organized , species accountsand range maps are detailed and helpful, and I think voice descriptions area little better than Sibleys. As far as which guide has better illustrations, Ithink that is debatable on a species by species basis, some are better inone, some are better in the other. When trying to identify a confusing bird, Ioften use both guides and cross reference the two. In short if you are onlygoing to own one field guide to The Birds of North America , you wont bedisapointed with The National Geographic guide. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition by Jonathan Alderfer - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!