Bird Identification

Identify Your Common Backyard Birds

This video enables identification of common wintertime backyard feeder birds.



This new guide to raptors has it both ways - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Repeat violators may lose their commenting privileges on StarTribune. Also from Princeton: Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, a Photographic Guide. That many photos and so many birds in 443 pages is asking a lot, but all is crisply delivered. Source: www.startribune.com

Latest News

  • This new guide to raptors has it both ways

    03/21/17 ,via Minneapolis Star Tribune

    Thirty-two excellent color plates offer the usual basic ID information. There are over 200 color photos, some of them full-page. The photos and accompanying text comprise the bulk of the book. Each bird is discussed in several hundred words describing 

  • Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

    03/21/17 ,via BBC News

    "We need to maintain a broader surveillance of bird flu to identify which strains have this mutation." The research, published in the journal, Nature Communications, will help scientists understand more about how bird flu viruses adapt to infect humans.

  • Learn about our feathered friends at March 30 nature program

    03/23/17 ,via Chicago Daily Herald

    It will cover the basics of bird identification -- what to look for, how to find birds by silhouette, shape, size, behavior and song. No experience is necessary. They will have some binoculars to loan. Advance registration is required. Call (630) 444

  • The Bird Watcher: Tips for taking great photos

    03/21/17 ,via NorthJersey.com

    I've been photographing birds for approximately a decade — ever since digital photography made it semi-affordable. I photograph birds because it reinforces my bird-identification skills (or lack thereof). They supplement my writing in a very visually

  • BETHLEHEM LIBRARY: The Bard abridged

    03/22/17 ,via Spotlight News

    The supplies come in a cute clear backpack and include binoculars, bird identification books and an easy-to-follow bird chart. They can be borrowed for a week at a time and are located in the Children's Place near the board games. We're also

Books

  • The Art of Bird Identification

    Stackpole Books. 2017. ISBN: 9780811731966,0811731960. 135 pages.

    A straightforward approach getting good, then better, at identifying birds in the field-and having fun doing it.

  • The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

    A&C Black. 2014. ISBN: 9781472905536,1472905539. 400 pages.

    This ebook covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information. As well as detailed texts, the books include extensive illustrations of all relevant ages and plumages of the species concerned.

  • Bird Identification and Fieldcraft

    New Holland Publishers. 2017. ISBN: 1847731376,9781847731371. 128 pages.

    Provides a guide to over 80 species of mammal, bird, insect and reptile found in British and European gardens. This title is aimed at 8-12 year olds. It features an introduction explaining how important gardens are for wildlife, how to make your garden a better place for wild creatures, and what to look for in each season of the year.

  • Birds of Texas Field Guide

    Adventure Publications(MN). 2004. ISBN: 1591930456,9781591930457. 415 pages.

    THIS BOOK MAKES BIRD IDENTIFICATION EASIER, MORE INFORMATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE. CONTAINS 170 SPECIES--ONLY TEXAS BIRDS!

  • Bird Identification

    1995. 379 pages.

    Bibliography of articles in ornithological journals from 1975-1994 containing tips for field identification of species occurring in the western Palearctic and Arabia.









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