This expert bird field guideoffers tips for beginners and practiced birders alike for the ultimate birding adventure.
Sized for a backpack or pocket, this 272-page volume covers 168 species (each with a photograph and range map) with local expertise provided by experienced birders. Readers will make quick and confident identifications thanks to the uncluttered, easy-to-use format. An introductory locator map pinpoints top birding sites, and customized range maps detail each species' winter, breeding, migration, and resident ranges.
You’ll find: • An introduction from expert birder Allen Chartier, inviting birders to his favorite Michigan birding hotspots • Identification tips highlighting a bird’s size, shape, and markings • Behavior and habitat information • Local sites where you’ll find the birds in your state • Maps with year-round, winter, migration, and breeding ranges • Field notes with extra ID tips or amazing facts • Two indexes—one color, one alphabetical—for finding birds fast in the field
About the Author
Mel Baughman is an expert birder, a writer, and a conservationist. He is also the editor of National Geographic’s bestselling Reference Atlas to the Birds of North America and many of the company’s Field Guides to Birds, including those for California, Michigan, and New Jersey.