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Shorebirds of North America

Shorebirds of North America contains over 200 color photos of all the breeding and commonly occurring shorebird species found in North America. Species accounts show breeding and nonbreeding plumages when differences occur, as well as many immature and juvenile plumages. Some similar species are shown side by side to allow for easier ID comparison, such as the dowitchers, yellowlegs and willets.

Each featured species includes a short description of their physical and plumage features, body and wingspan measurements, and preferred habitats. The status of each species, including seasonal frequency, resident or migrant occurrence, and breeding location and habitats are also noted.

These guides differ from other similar products by the increased number of photos for each species, which allows readers to compare a variety of individuals on the same page. This laminated, waterproof, folding field guide is a must for anyone who wants to identify shorebirds anywhere in 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 shorebirds.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-78-7

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Birds of Iowa

Birds of Iowa is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather (important here) field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of Iowa.

Stunning digital photographs depict 130 species of common and notable birds, enabling users to identify nearly every bird they encounter—day or night—within the guide’s impressive area of coverage. 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 for visitors and residents alike on all regional outings.

Whether you’re seeking flurries of migratory ducks, geese, swans or Sandhill Cranes; on a quest to set your sights on a Bald Eagle, Ruffed Grouse or Pileated Woodpecker; chasing spring migrants along the drainages of the Mississippi, Missouri or Big Suix rivers; birding the region’s far-flung constellation of state parks, natural areas and wildlife refuges; or combining birding with sightseeing or business at any season, you’ll be glad to have this booklet.

This affordable guide will serve as a lasting memento of any Iowa trip and will
conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Des Moines garden, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Hawkeye State.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-23-0

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Freshwater Fishes of Iowa

Iowa’s anglers and outdoorsmen will appreciate this handy guide to help them identify 64 species of freshwater fishes found throughout the state.

Whether it’s brook trout in the Driftless Area or colorful sunfishes in ponds or streams feeding the Mississippi River, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line. The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification.

Included are notes on preferred habitat 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.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-42-1

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Sharks and Relatives of the Pacific Coast

Sharks and Relatives of the Pacific Coast is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to the 38 coastal sharks and 12 cartilaginous relatives found from Alaska to California.

This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify common and notable species that inhabit inshore estuaries and tide pools, bays and kelp beds, rocky and sandy shores, and deep offshore environments.

Each species is illustrated in stunning full-color. The shark illustrations are supplemented by line drawings of their teeth. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate 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.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-20-9

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Sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to the 50 coastal shark species found from Maine to Texas. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify all common and notable species that inhabit inshore bays and estuaries, river mouths and channels, rocky and sandy shores, reefs, and deep offshore environments.

Each species is illustrated in stunning full-color and are supplemented by line drawings of their teeth. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate 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.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-68-1

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