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.Click here to view an electronic sample »
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.Click here to view an electronic sample »
The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of New Mexico, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of New Mexico.
Stunning digital photographs depict more than 120 species of the State’s 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 three species of rosy-finches atop Sandia Peak above Albuquerque; on a quest to marvel at the world famous aggregations of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese at Bosque del Apache NWR; chasing spring migrants along the flood plane of the Rio Grande; birding the region’s far-flung constellation of wildlife refuges, national forests, state and national parks—such as Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon or White Sands National Monument; 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 visit to New Mexico and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Santa Fe garden, on a family vacation to Taos, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Land of Enchantment.Click here to view an electronic sample »
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.Click here to view an electronic sample »
This waterproof guide beautifully illustrates over 80 species of butterflies and most of their caterpillars found in the Rocky Mountains, including all of the national parks: Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, Zion, and Grand Canyon. This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it idea for field use. The guide includes, along with many of the more common species, several of the region’s most unique species: Rocky Mountain Parnassian; Pale Swallowtail; Large Marble; Pine White; Tailed, Edith’s, Blue, and Lilac-bordered coppers; Western Pine Elfin; Arrowhead, Greenish, and Arctic blues; Milbert’s Tortoiseshell; Gillett’s, Arachne, and Sagebrush checkerspots; Great Spangled, Zerene, and Frigga fritillaries; Hayden’s Ringlet; Small Wood-Nymph; Grizzled and Arctic Skippers; and Western Branded-Skipper. 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.Click here to view an electronic sample »