New Arrival: Birding New England: A Field Guide to the Birds of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine,
Birding New England: A Field Guide to the Birds of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Birding New England opens the world of birding to the novice and expert in this complete guide to getting the most out of birding in New England. Birding New England includes sections on birding technology, equipment, identification techniques, birding by ear, where to view birds, field guides, optics, and other essentials to get birders of all skill levels into the field to identify birds throughout New England. Especially valuable are descriptions of habitat, feeding, nesting, and migration-informing the reader not only about what kind of bird is on the other end of the binoculars, but what it is up to as well. Also includes: GPS coordinates for each species of the top three to five locations where you're likely to see the bird, and the best season to look for it; full-color photos of every species; over 300 species covered.
If you're used to the FalconGuides birdfinding format, this new book is a huge departure. Birding New England is a photographic field guide with a page devoted to each of the 300 species covered. Accounts include at least one color photo, a large color range map, English and Latin name, field marks, size, similar species, season, habitat, food source, nest, call, states and Hot Spots. Hot Spots lists accessible places in New England where the bird has been seen consistently. Each includes the nearest town or city, the state, and GPS coordinates for the entrance or location. Appendices include a checklist of birds by state, a list of species by color, and a "Realistic" checklist of the birds of New England. The book also includes Resources, an index by Hot Spot and an index by species.