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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

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Essential for the estimated 62 million Americans who watch and feed birds in their backyards—from the experts at National Geographic and co-author of the popular and perennial best sellerField Guide to the Birds of North America.

No matter where you live—in the country, city, a high-rise or house—this handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in y
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by National Geographic
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Good coverage of backyard birds and how to feed them. A comprehensive field guide is better for identifying birds beyond the backyard. My full review.
Serious birders have multiple field guides scattered around their house and in the car. Most of these types of field guides are too comprehensive for the casual bird watcher who just wants to know what kind of bird is at their feeder or singing that lovely song.

The guide I use the most is my National Geographic guide, so I’m a little partial to their newest version which is aimed at the backyard bird watcher. It focuses on the 150 most common species that one is likely to encounter in the yard o
This bird guide has information on habitats, behavior, preferred food and nesting of each species which many newer bird guides lack. Great for beginning birders.
Excellent resource for identification of local birds!
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Superb book for amateur birders showing wonderful pictures with range, food, migrations, and descriptions of over 150 birds including ways to identify them by size, color, shape of wing and head, etc.
Good reference book with pictures of birds throughout the seasons, range, nesting, food.
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Jonathan K. Alderfer is an art consultant and a bird artist whose illustrations appear in National Geographic field guides. He began his career as a painter in the 1980s as an illustrator of articles for The Western Tanager, the Los Angeles Audubon Society's newsletter.
Jonathan is an avid, expert birder.
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