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Subject: looking for a bird field guide
Date Posted: 5/30/2009 11:37 AM ET
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I am in search of a bird book that would show good pictures and descriptions of birds in the Midwest thanks michele

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 7:35 AM ET
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My favorite is A Guide to Field Identification series: Birds of North America  (Western Publishing Co.) ISBN 0-307-336565

My parents had this book when I was young. We all used it so much it had to be held together with rubber bands! When I moved out on my own, Mom bought a new copy for me. I live in the Midwest and it works for us. Sarah

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 7:42 PM ET
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I'm looking for a good bird book too. I notice there are not many available here on PBS. They must be a popular item.

I have the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America (ISBN 978-0-16-112040-4) currently checked out from the library. It has nice color pictures and basic descriptions of each bird.  And it comes with a disc with downloadable bird songs.

Sarah, I'll check out the one you suggested too, thanks.

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 2:39 AM ET
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I just posted one, not sure if it's what you are looking for.

 

2 for 1 on paperback, 3 for 2 on hardcover.  or any other reasonable offer, if you want several books and I can save on shipping we can talk about more deals :-)

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 9:23 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/1/2009 9:37 AM ET
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I LOVE the books by Stan Tekiela.  He not only has bird identification books, but also trees/plants, mammals, etc.  Each book is small enough to carry on nature walks, and has checklists in the back.  They are full-color and printed on nice, glossy paper.  For the bird book, birds are sorted by color, and if the male & female are different colors, they'll be entered twice - once for each.  It shows their areas & migration patterns, and a bit of trivia and basic info.  Here's a link to the Illinois book at Amazon:

www.amazon.com/Birds-Illinois-Field-Guide-Tekiela/dp/1885061749

JC

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 9:48 AM ET
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Looks very good  thanks I will have to check it out.  Michele

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 12:14 PM ET
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Michelle,

Saw your other post on "book bazaar" and left some detailed info there you may want to check out.  I hope it helps you with finding the bird field guide. Good luck! Jeannie

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 6:31 PM ET
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I ran across this on the net today. I thought it looked interesting. Fandex Family Field Guide: Birds

 

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 11:16 PM ET
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This link may be helpful,too.

http://reimanpub.com

look for birds and blooms

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 9:14 AM ET
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thanks I forgot about this magazine I used to subscribe to it.