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Birds of Florida
Alsop, Fred.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 2002.
Physical Description:
400 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
Format :


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QL684.F6 A68 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The most comprehensive series of field guides to North American birds ever. This impressive collection highlights birds from all regions of the United States including localized areas such as the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest and New England. Whether birding in the foothills of New England, the prairies of the Midwest, or the beaches of Florida, Smithsonian Handbooks are the most comprehensive field guides to North American birds on the market. Looking for the Great Blue Heron or the Piping Plover while visiting the Great Lakes? Desperate to find the rare Long Billed Curlew or the Marbled Godwit during a hike in the Cascade Mountains? There's no need to look any further! Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, these amazing guides are an absolute staple for any birder or amateur ornithologist. Each local species receives its own profile, along with descriptions of habitats and annotated photographs that highlight specific characteristics and other points of interest. Take bird watching to new heights!

Author Notes

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO¬ģ books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
How this Book Worksp. 8
Guide to Visual Referencesp. 10
Anatomy of Birdsp. 12
Topography of a Birdp. 14
Variations within Speciesp. 16
How to Identify Birdsp. 18
Identifying Birds in Flightp. 20
Bird Silhouettesp. 22
Behaviorp. 24
Abundance and Distributionp. 26
Watching Birds in the Backyardp. 28
Watching Birds in the Fieldp. 30
How to Be a Better Birderp. 32
Conservationp. 34
Extinctionp. 35
Species Profilesp. 38
Accidental, Vagrant and Casual Speciesp. 370
Glossaryp. 385
Indexp. 391
Acknowledgmentsp. 399