Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547905602
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547905587
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395975145
Format: PDF, Docs
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Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547152462
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the eastern and central areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Sheri Williamson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618024964
Format: PDF
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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.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547152707
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the western areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544867106
Format: PDF
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A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.

The Young Birder s Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Bill Thompson III
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054772747X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covering 300 of the most common birds in all of the United States and Canada, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America is loaded with color photographs, drawings showing typical behaviors, range maps, an easy-to-use checklist, fun facts, and authoritative information about each bird, its vocalizations, and its habitat. While other field guides might overwhelm kids who are new to birding, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America was created with help from kids. Bill Thompson’s own son and daughter and their elementary school classes helped select the content. Kid tested, kid approved!