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Winging It: A Beginner's Guide to Birds of the Southwest Hardcover – Nov 15 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 135 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (Nov. 15 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826330681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826330680
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 18.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,494,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A kid-friendly beginner's book that will delight bird lovers of all ages. . . . The design of the book is pleasing and comprehensive, and includes striking, clear photographs, engaging drawings of birds, nests, eggs, and tracks, bird-related quotations, amusing stories of child-bird backyard encounters, and even a mini-glossary at each chapter's end."

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A beginner's field guide to birds of the mountains, valleys, and deserts of the Southwest. Ages 10 and up.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa02d72d0) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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HASH(0xa01e8504) out of 5 stars An ideal guidebook, especially for the novice birdwatcher March 6 2005
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
The collaborative work of Catherine Coulter, Cynthia Lucina Coulter, James Coulter, Vivian Coulter, Jennifer Owings, Entire families and all ages with Southwest residence or affiliation will discover a treasure trove of detail in Winging It: A Beginner's Guide To Birds Of The Southwest, an ideal guidebook, especially for the novice birdwatcher, to birds of the Southwest pairing realistic. Enhanced with lovely drawings by Jennifer Owings Dewey, along with photos and discussions of birds, kids, and birdwatching, covering such issues as how to attract birds to making hummingbird nectar or identifying birds, all the basics are here, with a Southwest orientation. Highly recommended!
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HASH(0xa01e890c) out of 5 stars My Go-to Bird Book Jan. 17 2012
By Chester42 - Published on
There is little shelf space in my house so I must be selective about which books I keep, but Winging It has a permanent spot. The sheer quantity of beautiful, detailed illustrations and photos allow me to confidently match up what I see outside, rather than just guess from a small photo or two. Fun, informative stories complete the picture, making 'Winging It' a pleasure to use.
HASH(0xa02a6ea0) out of 5 stars Perfect for children. May 24 2013
By Cynthia Coulter - Published on
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The brief stories have captivated the kids, especially since they become acquainted with the same children in all the stories. The drawings are almost works of art. The information on each bird is interesting and not dry or overwhelming. A wonderful buy.
HASH(0xa01e8aec) out of 5 stars Basically a kids book. April 29 2014
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This book doesn't have a whole lot in it, seems to be more suited for children. So, keep that in mind.