12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2010
AS the husband of an avid birder, I prefer this to many of her more esoteric tomes. The photos are great and better than the typical painting/drawings in most texts. I also appreciate the North American inset that demonstrates the distribution.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2011
I really love this book. It has expanded my knowledge and love of our backyard birds. It's really well laid out and the information, drawings, photos and related species on each page is very helpful. One of the best books I've every purchased and a bargain at twice the price.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2014
I'm still making my way through this book and am enjoying it immensely. Previously, I had been getting my information from various Internet sites, but I've wasted lots of time that way, trying to find "matches" to birds I've seen in my area. This book is targeted to Canada and shows birds by province, so I find it very efficient. For me, a beginner bird watcher, the book is exactly what I was looking for...lovely illustrations and pictures, good information. Finally, I've been able to identify a mysterious (to me) bird that landed on my feeder this spring -- a beautiful female grosbeak!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2010
I have purchased this book for my grand-daughter. While too large for a field guide, the images and information is excellent and a good tool for either teaching young birders or identifying your own back yard birds.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2015
Excellent photos and (relatively fewer) illustrations. Clearly written descriptions, great graphics. Everything you'd expect from DK. That said, I personally prefer paintings to photographs, since artists can highlight identifying aspects more clearly with a generic illustration. National Geographic's Complete Birds of North America has the slight edge for this reason.