All the Birds: American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide: A Revolutionary System Based on Feeding Behaviors & Field Recognizable Featur
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All the Birds: American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide: A Revolutionary System Based on Feeding Behaviors & Field Recognizable Featur

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"Amazingly compact and beautifully presented.... Most of the artwork is stunning ... extraordinary plates.... They make paging through the book a pleasure". -- Bird Watcher's Digest"A field-calibrated, fieldworthy field guide....(the author) has the design sense to project in a book ... The process that birders have been using all along". -- New Jersey Audubon Society

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Paperback, 172 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by HarperResource
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Gundula
May 21, 2012 Gundula rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bird watchers and bird enthusiasts
This is the book I usually go to to identify birds I see on my property. I have a number of bird watching books, but none of them compares to this excellent and handy field guide. The headings and divisions make sense, the illustrations are both beautiful and detailed, while the individual descriptions of the birds are informative without being longwinded. Furthermore, the book not only lists a number of extinct North American bird species, but also indicates which North American bird species ar...more
Melissa
Apr 15, 2009 Melissa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves birds or wants to learn about them.
I learned about lots of new birds. Mostly the different kinds that I run across where I might travel or be. This is a great for few reasons;

1, It's broken down into catagory by bird type: ex: waterfowl, land, flight, etc.
2. It's filled with beautiful, colorful portraits of each of the birds. Great for the more the visually-learning type.
3. There are little maps of the United States for each section that displays darken areas for the bird population.
4. At the back of the book is a check-list for...more
Brad
Although it's not in the "usual" order for bird guides, this book is still a handy reference to have around. The illustrators put many of the species in their habitat in the drawings and the text descriptions give a good introduction for those just starting to learn these different types of words. The organization and lack of direct comparisons for a lot of the species keep me from using this book in the field.
Tiffany
The non-traditional organization of this book throws many birders, but I think the illustrations are beautiful and it has a lot of useful information in it. Its size is nice for packing around.
keri
Sweet! Shows birds both in habitat and on the wing for better identification. And fits handily in your pocket for hands-free hiking and easy retrieval. Thanks to Jeanne for showing me the way!
Lisa
Oct 11, 2010 Lisa rated it 5 of 5 stars
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My first field guide. A gift from my husband.
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