Best Bird Field Guides Books
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1. What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides)
Author: by David Allen Sibley
The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doingand why”Can birds smell?”; “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?”; “Do robins ‘hear’ worms?” In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often.
This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birdsblue jays, nuthatches, chickadeesit also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin.
David Sibley’s exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized. And while the text is aimed at adultsincluding fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changesit is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action.
2. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, Revised Edition
Author: by National Audubon Society
The bestselling photographic field guide-a birding bible for more than four million enthusiasts. Virtually every bird found in eastern North America is brought to life in this portable guide, an essential companion in the field and a staple in any birdwatcher’s library.
It features a durable vinyl binding and brilliant full-color photographic identification pictures arranged for quick access and definitive text, including information on the bird’s voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors. Accompanying range maps; overhead flight silhouettes; sections on bird-watching, accidental species, and endangered birds make the National Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Birds the most comprehensive available.
Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.
3. The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings
Author: by Sy Montgomery
Atria Books (May 4, 2021)
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of the fascinatingentertaining (The Daily Beast) National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus, a charmingly perfect gem of a book about the most exquisite and extraordinary of winged creatureshummingbirds. As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world.
The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH, and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs.
That’s where Brenda Sherburn comes in. With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In The Hummingbird’s Gift, the extraordinary care that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealed and, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are.
4. National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America, 2nd Edition
Author: by Jonathan Alderfer
Geared to the casual and experienced birdwatcher alike, this completely revised guide to 150 of the most common and interesting birds in North America provides the perfect way to appreciate the feathered friends outside your window, along with the tools you need to cultivate them wherever you live.
This comprehensive and beloved guide reveals the most ubiquitous and remarkable species of North American birds, clearly organized by family and paired with identification tips, behavior, vocal descriptions, and more. The new edition features a “Backyard Basics” section from the world’s most prolific birdwatcher, Noah Strycker, with tips on attracting and feeding your favorite birds and creating bird-friendly landscapes.
Also included are updated descriptions of 150 common North American species, paired with comprehensive range maps, as well as lush indentification artwork and bite-sized facts. With new contributions from Strycker and a modern redesign, the second edition of this perennial favorite will appeal to new and experienced bird enthusiasts alike.
5. Paint by Sticker: Birds: Create 12 Stunning Images One Sticker at a Time!
Author: by Workman Publishing
Workman Publishing Company
Paint by Sticker is the most exciting new idea in activity books, both for grown-ups and kids. A compelling activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and colorers of all ages, each Paint by Sticker book includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color paintings.
The original images are rendered in low-poly, a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker.
Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the nextit’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing, both in the pleasure of peeling and sticking and the growing satisfaction of watching a painting come to life, emerging from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, and spirit.
Paint by Sticker: Birds celebrates the rainbow of colors and shapes of the avian world: a red-headed woodpecker, a blue jay, an orange and black Baltimore oriole, an electric bright hummingbird.
6. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition (Sibley Guides)
Author: by David Allen Sibley
COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field. Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains.
Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations-more than 4,600 in total-with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features.
Here too are more than 600 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges. This new and improved edition includes: Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.
7. BACKYARD BIRDSONG GUIDE EASTERN AND CENT (cl) (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Author: by Donald Kroodsma
With more than 300,000 copies already sold, Backyard Birdsongs is back by popular demand. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is proud to rerelease this widely acclaimed bird audio field guide series, from award-winning ornithologist and author Donald Kroodsma. Suitable for beginning bird watchers, Backyard Birdsongs is an interactive handbook of birds and their songs.
With a touch-button electronic module that contains common vocalizations of seventy-five species from across eastern and central North America, this volume offers a truly sensory way to identify and get to know local birds. Crisply detailed, scientifically accurate illustrations accompany each entry, and up-to-date range maps provide clear geographical reference points.
With an introduction that will inspire readers to look out their windows and venture into the field, this unique book gives people of all ages an exciting entryway into the subtle art of using birdsong to identify birds. This second edition includes a much-requested new Sound Track Index (to help make watching and listening to birds easier), and access to a free download of the Cornell Lab’s own MERLIN Bird ID App (in iTunes and Android stores).
8. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (Bird Books, Books for Bird Lovers, Humor Books)
Author: by Matt Kracht
National bestselling book: Featured on Midwest, Mountain Plains, New Atlantic, Northern, Pacific Northwest and Southern Regional Indie Bestseller ListsPerfect book for the birder and anti-birder alikeA humorous look at 50 common North American dumb birds: For those who have a disdain for birds or bird lovers with a sense of humor, this snarky, illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, andlet’s face ittrue.
Featuring common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Matt Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings.
With The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, you won’t need to wonder what all that racket is anymore! Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird’s (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more.
The essential guide to all things wings with migratory maps, tips for birding, musings on the avian population, and the ethics of birdwatching. Matt Kracht is an amateur birder, writer, and illustrator who enjoys creating books that celebrate the humor inherent in life’s absurdities.
9. The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition (Sibley Guides)
Author: by David Allen Sibley
Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds. Guy McCaskie, Birding The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds.
Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The Sibley Guide became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. The highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design.
The second edition of this handsome, flexibound volume offers a wealth of improvements and updates: All illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail. Includes nearly 7,000 paintings digitally remastered from original art for enhanced print quality. Expanded text includes habitat information and voice description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the field.
10. Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of North America — Eastern Region (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
Author: by Fred J. Alsop III
Published in association with America’s preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution, this comprehensive handbook to the birds of North America: Eastern Region includes 706 species – all birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian on the United States and Canada, as well as regular visitors and vagrants to this region.
The Smithsonian Handbook is the first identification guide that includes details of the bird’s life history in a concise and user-friendly format. Each full-page profile combines a precise description, annotated photographs, and artworks to highlight the key field marks of the species in each plumage.
Similar species are shown and distinguishing characteristics are noted. Further information on the bird’s habits describes the typical song and other vocalizations, behavior, breeding, nesting, population, and conservation concerns. Typical flight patterns and nest locations and shapes are described with clear icons, and amplified in the text.
Each bird’s range during summer, winter, and on migration is clearly shown on a map.
11. A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey
Author: by Jonathan Meiburg
A fascinating, entertaining, and totally engrossing story. David Sibley, author of What It’s Like to Be a Bird Utterly captivating and beautifully written, this book is a hugely entertaining and enlightening exploration of a bird so wickedly smart, curious, and social, it boggles the mind.
Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Bird Way As curious, wide-ranging, gregarious, and intelligent as its subject.Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever, social birds of prey called caracaras, which puzzled Darwin, fascinate modern-day falconers, and carry secrets of our planet’s deep past in their family history.
In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were “tame and inquisitive … Quarrelsome and passionate,” and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and other valuables from the crew of the Beagle.
Darwin wondered why these birds were confined to remote islands at the tip of South America, sensing a larger story, but he set this mystery aside and never returned to it. Almost two hundred years later, Jonathan Meiburg takes up this chase.
12. Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
Author: by David Allen Sibley
COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the West, in a portable format that is perfect for the field. Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 715 bird species, plus regional populations, found west of the Rocky Mountains.
Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations-more than 5,046 in total-with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features.
Here too are more than 652 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges. This new and improved edition includes: Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.
13. A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds
Author: by Scott Weidensaul
New York Times Bestseller An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration. In the past two decades, our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded.
What we’ve learned of these key migrationshow billions of birds circumnavigate the globe, flying tens of thousands of miles between hemispheres on an annual basisis nothing short of extraordinary. Bird migration entails almost unfathomable endurance, like a sparrow-sized sandpiper that will fly nonstop from Canada to Venezuelathe equivalent of running 126 consecutive marathons without food, water, or restavoiding dehydration by “drinking” moisture from its own muscles and organs, while orienting itself using the earth’s magnetic field through a form of quantum entanglement that made Einstein queasy.
Crossing the Pacific Ocean in nine days of nonstop flight, as some birds do, leaves little time for sleep, but migrants can put half their brains to sleep for a few seconds at a time, alternating sidesand their reaction time actually improves.
14. The Hummingbird Handbook: Everything You Need to Know about These Fascinating Birds
Author: by John Shewey
Captures the spirit and allure of these captivating birds in every fascinating fact, historical tidbit, amusing anecdote, species profile and plant pick. Birds & Blooms Hummingbirds inspire an unmistakable sense of devotion and awe among bird lovers. Gardeners, too, love the company of hummingbirds, not only for their beauty, but also for their role as pollinators.
Brimming with astonishing facts, practical advice, and important ecological information, The Hummingbird Handbook is a must-have guide to attracting, understanding, and protecting hummingbirds. From advice on feeders to planting and landscaping techniques that will have your garden whirring with tiny wings, lifelong birder John Shewey provides all you need to know to entice these delightful creatures.
An identification guide makes them easy to spot in the wild, with stunning photographs, details on plumage variations, and range maps showing habitats and migration patterns. Need more joy in your life? Let this guide and nature’s aerial jewels help you create a lively haven.
15. Birds of Michigan Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides)
Author: by Stan Tekiela
Learn to Identify Birds in Michigan! Make bird watching even more enjoyable. With Michigan’s best-selling bird guide, field identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in your area.
This book features 118 species of Michigan birds organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Crisp, stunning full-page photographs present the species as you’ll see them in nature, and a compare feature helps you to decide between look-alikes.
Plus, Stan Tekiela’s naturalist notes feature fascinating tidbits and facts. This new edition includes six new species, updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights. So grab Birds of Michigan Field Guide for your next birding adventureto help ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
16. Sandra Boynton: Puzzle Complaints 500-Piece Puzzle (Workman Puzzles)
Author: by Sandra Boynton
A jigsaw puzzle for puzzle-lovers (and complainers! From Sandra Boynton. If you’re looking for an infuriating puzzle that combines the worst shortcomings of puzzle design, LOOK NO FURTHER! Puzzle Complaints has it all: the flat, blocky colors, the careless mistakes, the inexplicable shouting chickensthe works!
Designed by renowned cartoonist Sandra Boynton, whose best days are clearly behind her, Puzzle Complaints is the slapdash, corners-cutting epitome of a lazy puzzle designa puzzle destined to make you give up your puzzling hobby once and for all. It also makes a memorable gift!
Includes 500 interlocking pieces. Approximate puzzle size: 26″ x 19″.