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: 8277

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.

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: 7876

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

Birds of Mexico and Central America

Author: Ber van Perlo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 996

Birds of Mexico and Central America is the only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of bird in Central America from Mexico to Panama, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Written and illustrated by Ber van Perlo, this handsome work covers more than 1,500 species. Information on key identification features, habitats, songs, and calls is included as are distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence. Enhanced with ninety-eight color plates, the book provides illustrations of all plumages for the adult males and females as well as the juveniles of each species. Illustrations appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference. Comprehensive and highly portable, this guide is a must for any birdwatcher visiting the region. More than 1,500 species described and illustrated Information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls Distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence Illustrations of all plumages for each species 98 color plates, which appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference Comprehensive and highly portable A must for all birdwatchers visiting the region

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: 8646

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 Wildflowers

Northeastern and North-central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Margaret McKenny

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911723

Category: Nature

Page: 420

View: 2433

This book is a guide to the wildflowers in the Northcentral and Eastern regions of the United States.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547905602

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 9174

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 the Mammals

North America North of Mexico

Author: William Henry Burt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910986

Category: Nature

Page: 289

View: 5817

Describes species with common and scientific names with detailed information

A Field Guide to Western Birds

A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618132188

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 1717

Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, a guide to more than 1,000 birds from 700 species, including summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data on easy-to-read maps.

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Virginia Marie Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547345857

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 6469

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.

The Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Richard Garrigues

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780801479885

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 691

"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Costa Rica. Includes descriptions, range maps, and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island. Includes alphabetical quick-find indexes of groups and families on the inside back cover"--

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022130

Category: Nature

Page: 600

View: 1836

Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 578 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of Texas.

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

Author: Fiona Reid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195343220

Category: Nature

Page: 346

View: 2586

This is the only comprehensive guide to mammals in Central America and southeast Mexico. Unlike most field guides, it covers smaller mammals in depth and also provides and extensive bibliography. In addition to detailed species accounts and range maps for all species, the book has 52 full-color plates. The 49 animal plates cover almost all the species in the region. 4 color maps are new to the second edition, detailing parks, elevations and biomes in the region.