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Bird Books (identification, behavioral, biology, historical)

A Listmania! list by nightheron (Ontario, Canada)
 
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Sixth Edition
1.  Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Sixth Edition by Roger Tory Peterson
The list author says:
  "My personal favorite field guide to North American birds."
CDN$ 15.64   Used & New from: CDN$ 15.15
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Peterson Reference Guides to Gulls of the Americas
2.  Peterson Reference Guides to Gulls of the Americas by Steve N.G. Howell
The list author says:
  "Detailed well illustrated hardcover reference book on one of the trickiest realms of bird identification: gulls. Includes many real world photos illustrating gulls in all plumages (all stages from juvenile to adult and breeding/nonbreeding)."
CDN$ 27.55
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding
3.  Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding by Kenn Kaufman
The list author says:
  "Birding legend Kenn Kaufman describes the toughest bird identification challanges and how to overcome them through easy to read text, drawings and photos. A must have for every serious birder."
CDN$ 15.64   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.31
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Birding by Ear: Eastern and Central North America
4.  Birding by Ear: Eastern and Central North America by Richard K. Walton
The list author says:
  "Far more than a basic library of bird vocalizations, this three disc set teaches how to identify bird song and how to distinguish between species with similar songs."
CDN$ 23.83   Used & New from: CDN$ 18.68
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

More Birding by Ear Eastern and Central North America: A Guide to Bird-song Identification
5.  More Birding by Ear Eastern and Central North America: A Guide to Bird-song Identification by Richard K. Walton
The list author says:
  "Includes 96 species including many common warblers not covered in Birding by Ear."
CDN$ 24.57   Used & New from: CDN$ 19.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In Flight
6.  Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In Flight by Jerry Liguori
The list author says:
  "Shows how to identify raptors in flight. Well illustrated with many real world photos."
CDN$ 15.12   Used & New from: CDN$ 13.02
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors
7.  Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors by Jerry Liguori
The list author says:
  "Raptors are often only seen from a distance and this book will help you sort them out."
CDN$ 15.12   Used & New from: CDN$ 13.20

A Field Guide to Warblers of North America
8.  A Field Guide to Warblers of North America by Kimball Garrett
The list author says:
  "Very detailed reference book covering all birds in the family Parulidae (warblers) that occur in North America. Species accounts include very detailed identification information."
CDN$ 15.64   Used & New from: CDN$ 2.54
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior
9.  The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior by NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
The list author says:
  "Going beyond the field guide, this reference book looks at bird families as a whole and discusses their behavior and biology in depth"
Used & New from: CDN$ 9.45
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function
10.  Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function by Noble S. Proctor
The list author says:
  "A detailed yet readable university level reference on bird biology. Particularly useful for the birder is the section on bird topography."
CDN$ 36.10   Used & New from: CDN$ 29.60
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Handbook of Bird Biology
11.  Cornell Lab of Ornithology Handbook of Bird Biology by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
The list author says:
  "The ultimate ornithology text by the world's leading authority on ornithology. This 1200+ page book covers all aspects of bird biology in detail. Very readable; no biology degree needed to read this."
Used & New from: CDN$ 1,606.69

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Birder's Handbook
12.  Birder's Handbook by Paul Ehrlich
The list author says:
  "Though I haven't read this book in great detail this book on bird behavior that goes beyond the field guide is highly regarded by others"
CDN$ 16.92   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.65
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Stokes Guide to Bird Behavior
13.  Stokes Guide to Bird Behavior by Donald Stokes
The list author says:
  "Sadly long out of print, this fantastic book describes in fascinating detail the behavior 25 common bird species. Includes information behind the meaning of calls, song, and displays. Volume 1 of 3"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Guide to Bird Behavior
14.  Guide to Bird Behavior by Lillian Stokes
The list author says:
  "Covers an additional 25 species of birds not covered in volume one. Volume 2 of 3"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.38
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Guide to Bird Behavior, Vol. 3
15.  Guide to Bird Behavior, Vol. 3 by Lillian Stokes
The list author says:
  "Covers an additional 25 species of birds not covered in volume one or two. Volume 3 of 3"
Used & New from: CDN$ 13.20
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Sparrows and Finches of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America
16.  Sparrows and Finches of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America by Chris Earley
The list author says:
  "Excellent companion to any field guide to birds. Unlike other field guides that use drawings or paintings, this identification guide uses real world photos. Fits nicely in a backpack."
CDN$ 12.24   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.63
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Warblers of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America
17.  Warblers of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America by Chris Earley
The list author says:
  "Same as above. Includes a handy fold out comparison guide showing side by side photos of warblers in spring plumage and fall plumage"
CDN$ 12.24   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.72
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Hawks and Owls of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America
18.  Hawks and Owls of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America by Chris Earley
The list author says:
  "Same as above except covers hawks and owls"
Used & New from: CDN$ 5.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Waterfowl of Eastern North America
19.  Waterfowl of Eastern North America by Chris Earley
The list author says:
  "Same as above except covers waterfowl. Incudes handy side by side photos of hard to distinguish species such as Lesser and Greater Scaup."
CDN$ 14.40   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.91

Sparrows of the United States and Canada: The Photographic Guide
20.  Sparrows of the United States and Canada: The Photographic Guide by David Beadle
The list author says:
  "All Emberizid sparrows in North America are covered in this very detailed volume on the identification of sparrows. Includes over 350 real world photos and behavior information."
CDN$ 19.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

National Geographic Bird Coloration
21.  National Geographic Bird Coloration by Geoffrey E. Hill
The list author says:
  "The fascinating subject of bird coloration is brought to a general audience. Find out the hows and whys of the dazzling colors of birds."
CDN$ 21.42   Used & New from: CDN$ 10.99

Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region (3 CDs)
22.  Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region (3 CDs) by Donald Stokes
The list author says:
  "A must have collection of high quality bird songs and calls. Includes over 350 species."
Used & New from: CDN$ 32.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding
23.  Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding by Scott Wiedensaul
The list author says:
  "Anyone interested in the history of birding will enjoy this inexpensive book"
CDN$ 13.68   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01

The Warbler Guide
24.  The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson
The list author says:
  "This huge reference covers all warbler species in North America. Includes real world photos of just about all sex and plumage stages for each species."
CDN$ 19.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Shorebird Guide
25.  The Shorebird Guide by Michael O'Brien
The list author says:
  "Invaluable reference book for anyone interested in shorebirds. Includes detailed species accounts and hundreds of real world photos showing each species in various plumages."
CDN$ 19.75   Used & New from: CDN$ 13.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 13/08/13
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