National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America

December 5, 2015 - Comment

New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Now, to better serve the expanding market, we’ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage

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New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Now, to better serve the expanding market, we’ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains. These new volumes deliver in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in the specified area, with illustrated accounts of the different plumages and life stages, along with hundreds of color-coded range maps.

Unique features set these guides apart from the competition and promise to win a new generation of readers: A full-color visual index, printed on the inside covers, makes the content accessible visually —a real boon to beginning and intermediate birders. Annotated artwork highlights birds’ key physical features, making identification easier. Thumb-tabs help readers find information fast. Durable covers stand up to outdoor use, with integrated quick-reference flaps that double as place-markers.Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America details 619 species and contains 560 new range maps, plus illustrated accounts for 85 casual and accidental birds and an appendix listing 70 rarities.

Product Features

  • Birds
  • Bird guide
  • eastern North America
  • plumage
  • life stages

Comments

David D. Gersten says:

Better quality, new features, and new drawings make this the best guide yet The National Geographic fieldguide to the Birds of North America was the standard-bearer for fieldguides from the mid-eighties, when it replaced the Eastern and Western Peterson guides as the favorite among critical birders, until the release of David Sibley’s guide in 2000. The Sibley guide brought many new innovations but was too large for field use and, absent any habitat setting, the drawings were not lively. Seeing little need for wholesale changes to keep pace with Sibley, recent editions of the National Geographic continental guide have offered just a few innovations. Likewise, the printing quality of the National Geographic continental guides was compromised in the 4th and 5th editions, with some drawings appearing duller than in earlier editions and a blue bleed on the wingbars for several species. In 2003 the Sibley guide was published in portable editions for Eastern and Western North America. Somehow Sibley was able to keep most of the flight drawings that continue to…

Marilynn Wigand says:

A great regional version – neck & neck with Sibley’s regionals The NG has reached another level of quality with its latest October 2008 Eastern Regional edition for intermediate and veteran birders. Many of the changes have been carried over from the recent & excellent NG all North American 5th edition. Eastern’s notable features & my comments are: 

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