Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. Itís simple with this classic field guide, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals.
Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this invaluable resource provides: over 800 species and 600 range maps; Arthur Singerís famous illustrations featuring male, female, and juvenile plumage; sonograms that picture sound for easy song recognition; migration routes, feeding habits, and characteristic flight patterns; American ornithologistsí classifications; convenient check boxes to record birds you have identified; and color tabs for quick references. Updated ranges and nomenclature.