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Hummingbirds of North America

Hummingbirds of North America is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the smallest, and some of the most colorful, popular, mysterious and alluring birds in North America—Hummingbirds. Over 100 stunning digital photographs depict every hummingbird species ever recorded in the United States and Canada. And just as importantly, each species is represented by a variety of images that show precisely which field marks to look for and how each may appear in the field at differing lighting angles.

Organized by region (Widespread, Eastern, Pacific States, Rockies and Montane West, Desert Southwest, U.S./Mexican Borderland, etc.), the guide immediately sets users in the right direction by narrowing down the possibilities while answering the pivotal question: “Which hummingbirds occur in my region?” Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels—but especially beginning and intermediate users trying to make sense of it all—this beautiful and amazingly informative six-fold guide will be an indispensable companion on all outings.

This affordable guide will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a home garden, on a family vacation, or a serious trip visiting all the best hummingbird hot spots within the United States and Canada.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-42-8

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Raptors of Western North America

Raptors of Western North America contains over 120 color photos of all the raptors that occur west of the Rocky mountains in the continental United States and Canadian provinces. Multiple photos for many species show a variety of plumage conditions for males, females and different color morphs, upperside and underside flight views, as well as a number of different wing shapes for each species in flight. Perched birds are also shown.

Each species featured includes a short description of the physical features, its size, and preferred habitats. The status—seasonal frequency, resident or migrant, geographic breeding habitats—of each raptor within the range is also noted.

These guides differ from other similar products by the increased number of photos for each species, such as ten photos for Red-tailed Hawk complex and seven for Swainson’s Hawk. This laminated, waterproof, folding field guide is a must for anyone who wants to identify birds of prey anywhere in western North America—and they fit in your back pocket when you complete your ID conclusion. You’ve tried the rest; now try the best quick reference guides for North American raptors.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-38-1

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Butterflies of Central and Northern California

Butterflies of Central and Northern California: This guide—including the valley, foothills, coastal and metro areas—beautifully illustrates 84 species of butterfly and nearly all of the corresponding caterpillar forms found in Central and Northern California.

This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Included along with most of the more common species are several of the most unique species of the region. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-55-8

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Fresh Water Fishes of Central & Northern California

Whether you’re an angler or naturalist this handy field guide will help you identify 64 species of freshwater fish likely to be caught on hook-and-line anywhere from the Klamath Basin to the Golden Trout Wilderness.
The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat, geographical distribution and favorite baits for landing each species.
This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use – durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-67-1

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Saltwater Fishes of Central California

“Saltwater Fishes of Central California” is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to 63 saltwater fishes found from Santa Cruz to Ventura counties. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify common and notable species that inhabit inshore estuaries and tidepools, bays and kelp beds, rocky and sandy shores, and deep offshore environments.

Each species is illustrated in stunning color including adults, females, males and juveniles.
The highly detailed and scientifically accurate full-color illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, maximum length, and concise text that highlights key features, and habitat typical of the species.

This foldable and durable guide is light weight, weather proof and easily fits into a pocket, glove compartment, backpack, tackle box, or boat console. Anglers, naturalists, students, teachers, and divers alike will find it to be an excellent resource in the office, at home, in the class room, in the field, or out on the water.

– 63 species descriptions, 78 full-color illustrations
– Key to features of fishes
– Dimensions: 4”x9” folded; 9”x24.5” unfolded
– Laminated for repeated, waterproof use

ISBN: 978-1-943334-52-0

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