Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan,Oliver Komar

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544867106

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 6571

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.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 7809


Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547345857

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 9147

Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work—a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing—should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547905610

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 4136

A comprehensive field guide that uses an innovative Sound Index to allow readers to quickly identify unfamiliar songs and calls of birds in western North America. Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird’s repertoire, it’s difficult to sort through them all. Now, with the western edition of 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 translate what they hear into visual recognition, without any musical training or auditory memorization. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that are likely to be confused because of the similarity of their songs. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online. 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 Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America

Author: Rick Wright

Publisher: Peterson Reference Guides

ISBN: 0547973160

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 5655

Sparrows are as complicated as they are common. This is an essential guide to identifying 76 kinds, along with a fascinating history of human interactions with them. What, exactly, is a sparrow? All birders (and many non‑birders) have essentially the same mental image of a pelican, a duck, or a flamingo, and a guide dedicated to waxwings or kingfishers would need nothing more than a sketch and a single sentence to satisfactorily identify its subject. Sparrows are harder to pin down. This book covers one family (Passerellidae), which includes towhees and juncos, and 76 members of the sparrow clan. Birds have a human history, too, beginning with their significance to native cultures and continuing through their discovery by science, their taxonomic fortunes and misfortunes, and their prospects for survival in a world with ever less space for wild creatures. This book includes not just facts and measurements, but stories--of how birds got their names and how they were discovered--of their entanglement with human history.

Kissed by an Angel

Author: Elizabeth Chandler

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732002217

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1440

Ivy hat ihr Leben lang den Engeln vertraut und sie oft um Hilfe gebeten, wenn es ihr schlecht ging. Aber als sie und ihre große Liebe Tristan zusammen im Auto verunglücken und Tristan dabei getötet wird, verliert Ivy ihren Glauben an die Himmelswesen. Und so kann sie auch nicht spüren, dass ihr geliebter Tristan selbst nach seinem Tod bei ihr ist - als ihr persönlicher Schutzengel. Während Ivy mit ihrem Schmerz kämpft, bemüht sich Tristan verzweifelt um ihre Aufmerksamkeit. Darüber vergisst er fast seinen himmlischen Auftrag: Herauszufinden, wer ihn töten wollte.Ihn - oder vielleicht Ivy? "Kissed by an Angel" ist der erste Band einer Trilogie.

A Field Guide to Feeder Birds

Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Virginia Marie Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618059447

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 8346

Provides advice on how to set up and stock a bird feeder, and fend off squirrels and predators, and offers information on identifying and feeding birds that visit feeders in eastern and central Canada and the United States.

A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

Author: James Bond,Roger Tory Peterson,Don R. Eckelberry,Arthur B. Singer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618002108

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6076

Descriptions of more than 400 species of birds found in the islands of the West Indies include local names of birds, notes on migrants and winter residents -- as well as birds that breed there -- and voice, habitat, and range information. More than 340 illustrations aid in identification.

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

View: 9530

Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

Finding Your Wings

A Workbook for Beginning Bird Watchers

Author: Burton S. Guttman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618782161

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 9576

A step-by-step guide to bird watching for novice birders utilizes a variety of hands-on exercises, quizzes, and a host of images to help readers learn how to really see birds, sort birds by category, and identify species, covering everything from how to analyze a bird's food selection according to bill type to sketching the shapes of different types of birds and more. Original.

Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis,Shanda Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811758613

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 1953

More than 200 plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in eastern wetland habitats are featured in this detailed field guide.

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Steven Foster,James A. Duke

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395988145

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 411

View: 3858

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.

Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Peter Alden,John Sill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618307227

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 6211

From the brilliant blue of an Indigo Bunting to the scarlet red of a Summer Tanager, coloring your own field guide is the most enjoyable way to learn about birds. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains. Place the new color stickers next to the drawings for a visual reference while coloring. Coloring the drawings helps reinforce the color, image, and shape of each bird, improving your memory and perception while offering a pleasant and easy way to learn. Fun for adults as well as children, beginning and experienced naturalists alike.