New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 6 inches by 4.25 inches. 192 pages. Illustrations (color). This is one of the National Audubon Society's Pocket Guides. Topics covered include How to Use This Guide, Birdwatching, Identifying Birds, How Birds Are Classified, Attracting Birds to Your Yard, Bird Conservation, and Appendices (including glossary and index). Wayne Petersen is director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Area (IBA) Program for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Throughout his career, Wayne has lectured extensively and conducted birding workshops across North America. His tour-leading experiences have taken him from arctic Canada to South America, Iceland, Africa, Madagascar, Antarctica, Australia, and New Zealand. Wayne is a New England Regional Editor for North American Birds, a founding member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee, and for twenty years has written an identification column for Bird Observer magazine. His other writing projects include authoring or coauthoring the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Songbirds and Familiar Backyard Birds (East), Birds of Massachusetts, and Birds of New England; co-editing the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas; and contributing to The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, and Arctic Wings. Wayne is especially interested in seabirds and shorebirds, and he derives great satisfaction from sharing his knowledge of the natural world with others. A portable, comprehensive field guide--brimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocket--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. This handy guide covers 80 of the most common and frequently encountered birds in backyards and suburban areas of eastern North America. The majority of species are songbirds, but here also are other backyard birds such as doves and woodpeckers. The region covered by the book extends roughly from the Atlantic Ocean west to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, north of Mexico. This traditional dividing line between eastern and western North America follows the 100th meridian, and marks a significant difference in habitats and species. The companion volume to western birds covers species west of this boundary. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Birdwatching, Bird Identification, Bird Classification, Bird Conservation, Guides, Hawks, Quail, Doves, Owls, Woodpeckers, Swallows, Chickadee, Cuckoos, Wrens, Starlings, Finches, Sparrows, Feeders, Birdbaths