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The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America [Paperback]

Donald Stokes , Lillian Stokes
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Book Description

Oct. 25 2010 Stokes Field Guides
The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, the new STOKES FIELD GUIDE includes more species, more photographs, and more useful identification information than any other photographic field guide.

The 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!

The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies, and birds in flight. Also included
* the newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order;
* special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape;
* detailed descriptions of songs and calls;
* important behavioral information;
* key habitat preferences of each species; and
* the newest range maps, detailing species' winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes.
* a special downloadable CD with more than 600 bird sounds (from Lang Elliott and Kevin Colver) and 150 photographs: the calls and songs of 150 common North American species.

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The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America + The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region
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"Birders worldwide will eagerly welcome this comprehensive and all-inclusive new field guide from Donald and Lillian Stokes. Brimming with 3400 stunning photographs illustrating 854 species, this is unequivocally the most spectacular compendium of North American bird identification photographs ever assembled between two covers. ...this monumental volume offers birders the most up-to-date information on field identification of North American birds currently available. ...[it] significantly resets the bar for North America field guides."

Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society

"This is by far the most comprehensive North American field guide I have in my possession. [It] is so chock-full of quality photos, complete descriptions, maps and so forth...There are so many nice modern features that make this field guide extremely useful and user-friendly. I could go on and on...Yet another quality product from the Stokes, the endearing Ma & Pa of the birding world."—Robert Mortensen, Idaho Birding Blog

"[I]f one is going to own a photographic field guide for the birds of North America, the Stokes now have the most complete book on the market...The list of each species subspecies and hybrids is a wonderful touch; I can't think of any other field guide that ever included such information...you can't go wrong with this guide."—Cory Finger, 10,000 Birds Blog

"This is a glorious book put together with loving attention to detail...a superb, good-value field guide."—Mark Cocker, BBC Wildlife

"The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America is an easy-to-use, superbly designed field guide that is detailed enough to be useful for birders of all experience levels. Highly recommended, this field guide is sure to be a delightful addition to any birder's library."—About.com Birding Guide

About the Author

Don and Lillian Stokes are widely recognized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their books include the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to Birds, the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire and Georgia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Super June 2 2014
By G Mac
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Ordered this to replace / update from my old 1983 National Geographic Edition of the same name. Wow, what a difference 30 years makes & going from drawings to photos is fantastic! I have the New Western Edition coming too & I hope that will be as impressive as this book. Haven't listened to the CD yet, but I'll bet it is of great quality too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America Sept. 5 2012
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It is a well documented book including life pictures of the different species of birds in full color, great book for any bird watcher, really going to enjoy this book for years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The stokes fgtt birds of north america March 4 2012
Donald and Lillian stokes have outdone themselves with this book. They are a true asset to the bird watching population. Whether a veteran or novice, this field manual is second to none I have seen. The photography is beyond reproach as the images almost leap off the pages. The included CD or 150 bird songs is just another demonstration of the Stokeses commitment and obvious love of birding to put out such a great product. Kudos to you both.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best bird ID book we've used Oct. 22 2014
The best bird ID book we've used. A little to big to carry but a very good reference. Great for birders from novice to expert. A complete guide for birds of North America.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! Sept. 30 2011
By K. Wark TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I've just started getting into birding a bit more seriously and this field guide is brilliant! This appears to be a thorough cataloguing of birds in North America, and the bird song CD is a neat bonus. A very useful tool in helping to identify birds with tons of details - even includes photos of the variations between male and female (which is marked in a lot of cases) and juvenile birds. Just awesome. I'll be pouring over this book for years to come.
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