The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America

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Overview

Let an internationally celebrated birding expert and National Geographic introduce you to the joys of birding across the North American continent.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: Birding Basics: Bird Origins and Taxonomy
  • 2: Basic Bird Anatomy
  • 3: Size, Shape, and Color as Birding Tools
  • 4: Bird Distribution, Status, and Endemism
  • 5: Habitat and Season as Birding Tools
  • 6: Introduction to Birding Optics
  • 7: Tactics for Better Birding
  • 8: Using Bird Behavior to Identify Birds
  • 9: Understanding Variations in Plumage
  • 10: Birding by Ear
  • 11: Essentials of Bird Migration
  • 12: Birding at Night
  • 13: Pelagic Birding
  • 14: Waterbirds, Shorebirds, and Game Birds
  • 15: Diurnal Raptors
  • 16: From Doves to Kingfishers
  • 17: Passerines: From Flycatchers to Thrushes
  • 18: Passerines: From Thrashers to Warblers
  • 19: Passerines: From Tanagers to Finches
  • 20: Photography for Birders
  • 21: Birding Sites in Eastern North America
  • 22: Birding Sites in Western North America
  • 23: Birds and People
  • 24: Birding Ethics and Conservation