Rare Birds of North America

Issue Media

Rare Birds of North America
Author(s):
Steve N. G. Howell, Ian Lewington & Will Russell
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Year:
2014
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
448
ISBN-13:
9780691117966
RRP:
£24.95

Covering 262 species, this guide provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds in North America.

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Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning colour plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions - the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution and status.

  • Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and Canada
  • Features 275 stunning colour plates that depict every species
  • Explains patterns of occurrence by region and season
  • Provides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migration
  • Includes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips