Learn how to identify 150 North American birds
From the tiny ruby-throated hummingbird to the powerful bald eagle, there’s a fascinating variety of unique and beautiful birds that call North America home. This compact field guide is the perfect introduction to birding. You’ll find essential information about 150 North American species and expert advice on how to get started on your bird-watching journey.
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Get to know your feathered neighbors with this field guide to the birds of North America.
“This funny, enthusiastic book grabs you by the hand and drags you through a fast, witty, rundown of all you need to know to start spotting and identifying birds in North America. It'd be great fun even if you're not interested in the subject. If you are interested in starting to bird watch, this is an excellent place to begin.” —Paul Cornell, author and TV writer
“Sharon Stiteler has written a guide with practical, no-nonsense advice and information for beginning birder watchers, even down to the common terms and slang used by more advanced birders. It's an inside look into the world of bird watching that will draw in new birders but is entertaining and informative enough for those of all skill levels. Sharon's expansive knowledge of birds and the natural environment imparts fun facts about common bird species and how to locate and identify them, and her wit and humor shine through on every page.” —Stephanie Seymour, hawk counter for Purple Chickadee Hawk Watch and creator of the album There Are Birds
“This book does a fantastic job of introducing a novice to bird watching. I've always enjoyed seeing birds in my yard and when I've explored national parks but haven't spent a lot of time thinking about the basics when it comes to expanding my appreciation. Sharon provides a good primer for someone to get involved in bird watching without feeling overwhelmed.” —Tim Wick, comedian, podcaster, playwright, and national park enthusiast
SHARON STITELER loves birds; it’s just the way she’s wired. When not leading bird tours or speaking at birding and nature events, she works for the National Park Service.