Common Birds and Their Songs


Author: Lang Elliott,Marie Read
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395912386
Category: Nature
Page: 127
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Describes the characteristics, behavior, habitat, and range of fifty birds, and includes recordings of their songs

The Stories of John Cheever


Author: John Cheever
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307743985
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner of the Pulitzer Prize When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection. Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stokes Field Guide to Birds

Eastern Region
Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316818094
Category: Nature
Page: 496
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The easiest-to-use and most comprehensive field guide to North American birds-from the country's preeminent writers on birds and nature Drawing on more than twenty years' experience as bird and wildlife experts, Donald and Lillian Stokes have produced field guides that are factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll find: * All the identification information on a single page-color photographs, range map, and detailed description. No more fumbling to match photos with text! * For fast reference-a compact alphabetical index inside the front and back covers. * More than 900 high-resolution color identification photographs. * An illustrated Quick Guide to the most common backyard and feeder birds. * Convenient colored tabs keyed to each bird group. * Concise and comprehensive text, with information on habitat; plumage variation; feeding, nesting, and mating behavior; bird feeder proclivity; and-for the first time in any guide-population trends and conservation status.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America


Author: Nathan Pieplow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547905602
Category: Nature
Page: 512
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The first comprehensive guide to the sounds of eastern North American birds, featuring an innovative visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field.​ Bird songs and calls are just as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. But until now, the only way to learn them was by memorization. With this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can learn to visualize sounds, without any musical training or auditory memorization. Picturing sounds makes it possible to search this book visually for a bird song heard in the field. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that sound alike. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online, through Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

Backyard Birds


Author: Jonathan P. Latimer,Karen Stray Nolting
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395922767
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, voices, and habitats of a variety of common birds, arranged by their color. Includes the Peterson System of identifying birds by their unique markings.

The Backyard Birdsong Guide

Western North America
Author: Donald Kroodsma
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811863971
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Western North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn how to pick out the wavering songs of a young Bewick's Wren, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.

Backyard Bird Song

Eastern and Central North America
Author: Richard K. Walton,Robert W. Lawson,Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780395712566
Category: Nature
Page: 32
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Features twenty-eight common species of eastern and central North American bird songs, grouped primarily by the acoustic similarity of the birds. Includes the sounds of three mammals whose vocalizations may be confused with those of birds.

Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America


Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395906668
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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This abridgment focuses on the North American birds most likely to be seen and features an informative introduction, and illustrated descriptions

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador
Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Edward L. Chalif
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395975145
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

A Field Guide to the Mammals

North America North of Mexico
Author: William Henry Burt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395910986
Category: Nature
Page: 289
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Describes species with common and scientific names with detailed information

Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains

Second Edition
Author: Jon Farrar
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 160938072X
Category: Nature
Page: 266
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From the mixed-grass prairies of the Panhandle in the west, to the Sandhills prairie and mixed-grass prairies in central Nebraska, to the tallgrass prairies in the east, the state is home to hundreds of wildflower species, yet the primary guide to these flowers has been out of print for almost two decades. Now back in a second edition with updated nomenclature, refined plant descriptions, better photographs where improvements were called for, and a new design, Jon Farrar’s Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains, originally published by NEBRASKAland magazine and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a visual treat and educational guide to some of the region’s showiest and most interesting wildflowers. Organizing species by color, Farrar provides scientific, common, and family names; time of flowering; distribution both for Nebraska specifically and for the Great Plains in general; and preferred habitat including soil type and plant community from roadsides to woodlands to grasslands. Descriptions of each species are succinct and accessible; Farrar packs a surprising amount of information into a compact space. For many species, he includes intriguing notes about edibility, medicinal uses by Native Americans and early pioneers, similar species and varieties, hybridization, and changes in status as plants become uncommon or endangered. Superb color photographs allow each of the 274 wildflowers to be easily identified and pen-and-ink illustrations provide additional details for many species. It is a joy to have this new edition riding along on car seats and in backpacks helping naturalists at all levels of expertise explore prairies, woodlands, and wetlands in search of those ever-changing splashes of color we call wildflowers.

The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America


Author: Bill Thompson, III,Julie Zickefoose
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547119342
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
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Featuring an abundance of color photographs, drawings, and maps, this ultimate birding resource is jam-packed with information on more than two hundred species.

Birds of North America

A Guide To Field Identification
Author: Chandler S. Robbins,Bertel Bruun,Herbert S. Zim
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466862491
Category: Nature
Page: 360
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, Birds of North America, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals. Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this invaluable resource provides: -All of North America in one volume -Over 800 species and 600 range maps -Arthur Singer's famous illustrations featuring male, female, and juvenile plumage -Sonograms that picture sound for easy song recognition -Migration routes, feeding habits, and characteristic flight patterns -American ornithologists' classifications -Convenient check boxes to record birds you have identified -Color tabs for quick references

Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion

A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds
Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544135687
Category: Nature
Page: 736
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In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.

Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America


Author: Vladimir Dinets
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544373278
Category: Nature
Page: 368
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A guide to finding and observing 420 species of North American mammals, including the art of mammal watching, the best locations, and a species-finding guide.

The Big Year

A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
Author: Mark Obmascik
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439107459
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus's hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record -- one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested...finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest -- or maybe the worst -- birding contest of all time. With an engaging, unflappably wry humor, Obmascik memorializes their wild and crazy exploits and, along the way, interweaves an entertaining smattering of science about birds and their own strange behavior with a brief history of other bird-men and -women; turns out even Audubon pushed himself beyond the brink when he was chasing and painting the birds of America. A captivating tour of human and avian nature, passion and paranoia, honor and deceit, fear and loathing, The Big Year shows the lengths to which people will go to pursue their dreams, to conquer and categorize -- no matter how low the stakes. This is a lark of a read for anyone with birds on the brain -- or not.

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America


Author: Sheri Williamson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618024964
Category: Nature
Page: 263
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A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.

Eastern birds


Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780395643563
Category: Nature
Page: 356
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Gathers the illustrations Peterson created for the purpose of identifying birds by portraying them in similar poses and pointing out differences