=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
From lush forests and rocky coastlines to lakes, mountains, and rolling fields, spectacular natural beauty and diverse habitats make Maine a wonderful place for seeing and hearing some of North America's most iconic birds. This fresh new book highlights the birds that are loved by Mainers and essential to why millions of tourists visit each year.
Written by well-known birders and native Mainers, and based on their years of experience answering questions, leading bird walks, and teaching people about birds, Maine's Favorite Birds puts the focus on Maine's most-loved and best-known birds. This makes the book uniquely suited to bird enthusiasts who want to identify and learn more about the birds around them without the expense and confusion of more advanced field guides. Maine's Favorite Birds features each bird beautifully illustrated in large format, accompanied by clear and concise identification tips, habitat references, and easy-to-remember song descriptions. It also includes 'birding hot spots' and ways birders can put their observations to use for science and conservation. Maine's Favorite Birds is perfect for everyone from kids to grandparents, parents to teachers, Mainers and tourists alike - anyone who wants to know and better appreciate the birds they see in backyards, parks, wild areas, and nature preserves.
Our Opinion: This book covers common and interesting Maine species in a modern field guide format, with text opposite color plates. The text includes English and scientific name, key field marks and description, voice, and size. The color illustrations by Evan Barbour are quite exceptional, with a certain simplicity but great attention to detail, and a strong sense of life and animation.
The book ends with a Birding in Maine section, listing the details of the best spots throughout the state, and Take Action for Birds, with recommendations and contact information for getting involved and sharing your passion for birds.
This is an excellent guide for beginners and backyard birdwatchers, but a lovely book for birders of all levels.
Publisher: Tilbury House, Publishers
Year of Publication: 2012
Page Count: 72
Weight: 0.5 lb