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by Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

ePub Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guides) download
Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes
Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (January 29, 1996)
Nature & Ecology
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you can't go wrong with this guide.

by Lillian Stokes and Donald Stokes. Impressed with the expository and striking photography. My kids ages: 9, 6, and 3 all pick-up the book and recognize brids from the quality photos in this book. It is clear in checking other materials that the Stokes Field Guides are above other bird books. Pretty Stoke'd about this Bird Book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. There's not a bird that can get by me with this book in hand.

Their newest book, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, is the most comprehensive photographic field guide to birds ever published.

You can never go wrong with books by Donald and Lillian Stokes.

Jun 05, 2016 Annette rated it it was amazing. We bought this bird book and its companion for the Western Region because we were living in a motor home and traveling all over North America. While I love the Golden Book guide to birds of North America, this one has photographs rather than drawings, and sometimes I need to see a photo of a bird to identify it. The Lewis's Woodpecker is one example of that situation. You can never go wrong with books by Donald and Lillian Stokes. I use this book when I go hiking and find a new unidentified bird, Great reference book !!

Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes.

Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes. This easy-to-use guide features 545 North American bird species and more than 2,000 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket! The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies, and birds in flight. Amazing small book, 126 pages, eastern range region of US on birds. Book shows photo on bird, male photo and female photos, some photos have summer & fall plumage of bird. voice, habitat, nesting & attracting information.

Narrated by: Kevin Colver, Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes. Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins. Their newest book, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, is the most comprehensive photographic field guide to birds ever published.

The 9 CDs in this audio book contain the songs of 648 different bird species, not 923. Incredibly, the product description added the 372 species in the Eastern Field Guide (3 CDs) to the 551 species of the Western Field Guide (4 CDs) to obtain an "incredible 923 species from all of North America," ignoring the fact that North America doesn't have that many bird species: about 914 (birdwatching. com) or 925 (birding. com) species have been seen in.

Birdwatching Guide Books. Whether you are a novice or experienced birder, this new Stokes guide will take your birding to the next level.

Birdwatching Guide Books. The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region - eBook. special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape. detailed descriptions of songs and calls. important behavioral information and key habitat preferences.

The easiest-to-use and most comprehensive field guide to North American birds-from the country's preeminent writers on birds and nature Drawing on more than twenty years' experience as bird and wildlife experts, Donald and Lillian Stokes have produced field guides that are factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll find: * All the identification information on a single page-color photographs, range map, and detailed description. No more fumbling to match photos with text! * For fast reference-a compact alphabetical index inside the front and back covers. * More than 900 high-resolution color identification photographs. * An illustrated Quick Guide to the most common backyard and feeder birds. * Convenient colored tabs keyed to each bird group. * Concise and comprehensive text, with information on habitat; plumage variation; feeding, nesting, and mating behavior; bird feeder proclivity; and-for the first time in any guide-population trends and conservation status.
  • Although the photos in the newest Stokes' guide are much better, this 1996 publication has valuable information that was not included in the latest edition.

    Also, the range graphics are much easier to digest at a glance (yellow/warm/summer; blue/cool/winter; green/evergreen/year-round) than the latest version.

    The migratory routes are a plus in the new addition, but the color coding is not intuitive like it is in this older version.

    Of the two, this 1996 edition is the one I'd prefer to take into the field.

  • Ok, it's your basic research/reference book on birds in the West.
    For somebody who can sit for hours watching them at my feeders in the mountains, I just HAD to know what birds I was looking at. You know... needed to show off my skills when somebody asked what bird had just landed on the birdbath.
    Anyway, it has helped. I have found that some of the pictures were not showing the birds at their best. Maybe it's very hard to get a good picture, but some photos are not as colorful, or sharp as they could be. I have also had a few birds visit that are not in this book, so either it's not as complete as it could be, or I have birds visiting from other geographical areas than Arizona, probably because I must have the BEST seeds and suet in the region. HA!
    Anyway, this book has been great to have around and soon I will be training my grandkids on the birds in Grammy's yard.

  • I am a beginner at bird watching and so I needed clear colored photographs and detailed descriptions of each bird. I had found a bird in our dirt driveway that didn't seem to fit any of the descriptions I saw in other books. I had taken movie pictures of the bird up close and it allowed me to even hold it. I took digital photos of the bird as well. I asked neighbors and they guessed it was a warbler or a grosse beak. It's beak was the unusual part of it. It was crooked. Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region, had the answer to question. The question bothered me until I found the correct answer in this detailed book. I LOVE DETAILS!!! Thank you so very much for helping my mind rest at ease with the correct answer. The bird is a female red headed Crossbill.
    Again Thank You,
    Lucinda M. Craven

  • All preferences for books are subjective but this one is one of my favorites. I must confess I use ibird a lot more but this book is really good for sticking in a pack where you are (gasp) out in the real country where there is no cell service.

  • I had this book for years, until my lab puppy chewed it (and my binoculars) up. I ordered the new version, yeah, she chewed it too, but I didn't like it as well. I like the format of this version better, and the identifying pictures are better. She's almost two, so maybe I'll be safe for awhile.

  • We have at least four other bird books and this is the one we always turn to (NOTE: we don't have the Sibley's that I've also heard is really good, so can't compare it to that). It's easier to find birds in, has the range maps right on the same page as the photo and other information (one of my pet peeves with some other books is that information is spread over several pages). Also tells if the bird is likely to be at your birdfeeder!

    You know it has to be good if we already owned four other bird books, saw this one at a friend's house, and came home and ordered it!

  • This book is great. I would not consider myself a bird watcher but we have a bird feeder outside and it's interesting looking the birds up in the Stokes guide. The pictures are fantastic and it's good that it's only Eastern birds, so it makes it easier to identify the ones in my area.

    Our kids really like it too and it makes it interesting to learn new facts. If you never realized what the visual differences are between male and female birds, it's worth it for that alone.

    Get a bird feeder and get the Stokes guide, it's a great combination.

  • This is a wonderful little book if you love birds. The pictures are beautiful and the Identification, Feeding, Nesting, Other Behavior, Habitat, Voice and Conservation sections on each page are very informative. There is also a map for the area of the country where the bird can be found. Even if the birds are not in my part of the country I still read up on them.