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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America Paperback – Mar 15 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic (March 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426207204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426207204
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Valuable, as both a reference and as a 'browsing' book." –Bird Watchers Digest

“Like everything published by the National Geographic Society, it's first rate…many of the bird illustrations painted by the foremost birding artist Jonathan Alderfer…What sets [it] apart is the inclusion of photographs, lists of preferred foods and nesting habitats, seasonal range maps, and keys to identification -- all tailored toward the backyard birder. –Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

“A great book to give to those backyard birdwatchers in your life--or any friend or neighbor who might appreciate the birds in their yard…attractively designed and chock-full of useful and interesting information…provides many ways to approach, identify, and enjoy birds. Each section includes noteworthy features that make it not only beautiful but useful.” –The Birdchaser 

“A handy-sized, easy-to-use tool for backyard birding…The information on each species is superb…fascinating nuggets…” –Birdfreak.com

 “Even inexperienced birders will be able to easily use this highly illustrated guide.”
 –Book News, Inc.
 
“National Geographic turns its considerable field guide expertise to birds of the backyard.”
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About the Author

JONATHAN ALDERFER is a nationally known bird artist and author who has worked on a number of National Geographic's birding books. His previous titles for National Geographic include Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America, Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America, Illustrated Birds, Birding Essentials, and Complete Birds of North America.

PAUL HESS, former chair of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee, is department editor for the "News and Notes" column in Birding magazine. A retired newspaper editor, he writes an "Ornithological Literature Notes" column for the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology newsletter and has written many articles in the journal of Pennsylvania Birds. 

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I love this book! The pictures are so crisp and clean. The narratives are wonderful to read. The best part is that my son has a photo in this book...how awesome is that!! :)
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What a fantastic book for novice backyard bird watchers. Easy to identify the birds and great information about them, plus lots of interesting facts. I am never disappointed by National Geographic.
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We have found it very informative.. however some of the pics are very small making the birds hard to identify
We are most fortunate in that we get so many different birds very close to our patio but even then some are hard to identify from the pictures shown. Otherwise the book itself is beautifully presented as one would expect from National Geographic
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you will enjoy this book...the pictures are large and the descriptions are very accurate. Easy reference and they really are birds of North America We were able to identify several species often seen in Northern Ontario
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Excellent book by its information and pictures. I own many books on birds this one is great for Canada. It would be a great gift for children. The layout is easy to understand and to retrieve information.
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Got it for my mom and she loves it. Great quality binding and paper, with beautiful colour pictures. Lots of neat facts, like how to attract different types of birds and the food they like, etc.
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bought this for my parents as they are new to Canadian birds , they love it it has most of the birds theyre likely to see in their garden and woods behind the house so well worth the money
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This was for my son's birthday and he started using it immediately. He identified some birds I had described to him, that normally are not in our area, and we were so excited. Thanks.
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