=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Full of interesting facts and useful information, Birds of New England is a field guide geared to both the casual backyard observer and the experienced naturalist. The book features 320 of New England's most abundant or notable bird species, each one illustrated in color. You'll also find a Quick Reference Guide, organized into color-coded family groupings, as well as a map of the best birding sites and descriptions of a number of New England's most notable viewing locations. The book includes a glossary of terms, birder's checklist and separate indexes for scientific and common names. There is also a color-coded guide to the bird groups on the back cover.