Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides)

December 5, 2015 - Comment

Field Guide to Western BirdsProduct Description With all-new range maps, updated text, and 40 new paintings, the completely revised editions of two classic Peterson Field Guides are sure to be valuable additions to any birder’s pocket or daypack. At a trim size of 5 x 8, they are portable but also beautifully illustrated. Photographs, while

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Field Guide to Western BirdsProduct Description
With all-new range maps, updated text, and 40 new paintings, the completely revised editions of two classic Peterson Field Guides are sure to be valuable additions to any birder’s pocket or daypack. At a trim size of 5 x 8, they are portable but also beautifully illustrated. Photographs, while modern looking and colorful, capture just one moment in time. The paintings in these guides, however, show all of a bird’s key field marks and use the Peterson Identification System to make bird identification easier for beginning and intermediate bird watchers. A team of professional birders has updated the text, the maps, and the art for these authoritative guides. Expert birders also created 35 entertaining and easy-to-use video podcasts, which are available to download. They make fun and educational viewing on a computer desktop or MP3 player.

Last updated in 1990, the Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds covers nearly 600 species on 176 color plates, with 588 comprehensive range maps, now included with the illustrations. Every bird watcher in western North America will want to own this long-awaited, up-to-date fourth edition.

A Look Inside Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds
(Click on each image below to read about the bird group)

Finchlike Birds Grosbeaks Parakeets and Parrots

Product Features

  • Author: Roger Tory Peterson
  • ISBN: 0547152701

Comments

Bridget J. Wilson says:

Life-long Love for the Peterson Guide There is a stack of bird books sitting near the window in my living room from which I watch a bird feeder and its visitors every day. I have an ancient 2nd edition of Peterson that really started me watching birds. So, I admit that I have a sentimental attachment to my Peterson Guides. I have hauled Peterson Guides over 4 continents. The National Geographic Guide is a back up for me, when I am trying to compare characteristics of the birds I see. Sibley I keep for comparison and because I love books-and as a general U.S. Guide. But, day-to-day, year-to year, I still carry my Peterson in a knapsack with my maps and snacks and use it as my comfortably dog-eared companion. 

Buried By Books says:

New Edition of a Classic Nature Reference I love this book. This isn’t a book set up for ornithologists. This is a book designed with the non-bird expert in mind. Not that it’s dumbed down in any way, far from it, but it makes finding and identifying species easy based on where you saw a bird and what it looks like. 

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