Books and Pocket Guides
The Joy of Bird Feeding: In this book, Jim Carpenter, founder and president of Wild Birds Unlimited, answers common hobby problems and provides fun bird feeding activities to share with family and friends. The ultimate reference for backyard bird watchers and bird feeders. It offers practical tips and solutions to attracting and identifying birds, offering the best foods for the birds you want to see, and how to deter those unwanted guests to feeding stations. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of the hobby and guides readers to the essential steps of bird feeding mastery.
Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of North America: In celebration of the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson's birth comes a historic collaboration among renowned birding experts and artists to preserve and enhance the Peterson legacy. This new book combines the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds into one volume, filled with accessible, concise information and including almost three hours of video podcasts to make bird watching even easier (40 new paintings). Digital updates to Peterson's original paintings, reflecting the latest knowledge of bird identification. All new maps for the most up-to-date range information available. Text rewritten to cover the U.S. and Canada in one guide. Larger trim size accommodates range maps on every spread.
The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America: This guide features 853 North American bird species and more than 3,400 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket! Includes a special downloadable CD with more than 600 bird sounds (from Lang Elliott and Kevin Colver) and 150 photographs of common North American species.
Birds of Texas Field Guide: Make bird watching in Texas even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. This book features 170 species of Texas birds, organized by color for ease of use. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition: The second edition of this handsome, flexibound volume offers a wealth of improvements and updates, including illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail, nearly 7,000 paintings digitally remastered from original art for enhanced print quality, expanded text that includes habitat information and voice description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the field, along with more than 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare species and additional paintings of common species and regional populations, and lots more.
The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds: This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds.
For the Birds: A Month-by-Month Guide to Attracting Birds to Your Backyard: In this accessible, easy-to-use guide, you’ll learn how to attract beautiful wild birds to your own backyard, year-round. The unique month-by-month format gives you the information you want when you need it, explaining what birds are looking for in terms of food, habitat, water, and nesting every month of the year.