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by Jack Griggs

  • ISBN: 0060527706
  • Author: Jack Griggs
  • ePub ver: 1847 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 400
  • Publisher: Collins Reference (November 12, 2002)
  • Formats: rtf doc mbr azw
  • Category: Reference
  • Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
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Series: American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide. Paperback: 172 pages. I saw a copy of "All the Birds of North America" at an Audubon meeting and after some consideration, decided to get a copy for myself.

Series: American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide. This is a bit of a different guide in that is also shows habitats and groups birds of similar appearance or habitat.

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All the Backyard Birds: East (American Bird Conservancy Compact Guide). This book is a very useable field guide for beginning birders. The book is organized to help you identify birds as quickly as possible. All the Backyard Birds: West (American Bird Conservancy Compact Guide). First, you decide whether you are looking at a water bird or a land bird; the first part of the book covers water birds, and the second part land birds.

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Jack Griggs is the author of the bestselling All the Birds of North America and the creator of the Cornell Bird Library series. He lives in South Haven, Michigan. Margaret A. Barker was the coordinator of Project FeederWatch for six years. She lives in Freeville, New York.

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A Surer, Faster, Easier Way to Identify Birds

At last, a guide that successfully organizes birds by field-recognizable features for quick identification. For lack of a better method, bird guides have traditionally placed birds in evolutionary sequence, resulting in birding's classic Catch-22 -- you must recognize an unknown bird and know its place in the sequence before you can took it up!

All the Birds arranges species by their feeding adaptations -- features that are easily observed. How a bird feeds largely determines its form. It's nature's way of organizing species to fit ecological niches. The powerful bills and tree-climbing habits of woodpeckers, for instance, are prominent feeding adaptations. Recognizing birds' adaptations for feeding is the natural, no-nonsense way to identify; learn, and understand them.

Comments (7)

Akinohn
I saw a copy of "All the Birds of North America" at an Audubon meeting and after some consideration, decided to get a copy for myself. This is a bit of a different guide in that is also shows habitats and groups birds of similar appearance or habitat. Although several artists were employed, the styles seem to merge better than the first editions of the National Geographic guide (since corrected). Indeed, Jack Griggs and his editorial group did a remarkable job and in edition the book is practically indestructible and narrow enough to easily slip into a pocket. There is a newer (2002) edition (or probably more of a reprint), but it has since gone out of print.
Note: This is an identification guide, not a book on bird biology, so don't expect a lot of information on the latter. For what it is, and notwithstanding being dated a bit it is a great book, well worth the price of a used copy.
Dandr
This is my favorite birding field guide. I have 5 different guides (Nat Geo, Sibley, Audubon, and some others), and though this is now out-of-print, I still like this book the best.

Pros:
Narrow size - will fit in your pocket or small pack/purse
Side-by-side comparison illustrations of birds that look very similar (ex. swallows)
Background illustrations that show what type of habitat you would likely see the species in
Illustrations of birds in flight (often how I see them during surveys)

Cons:
Out-of-print - so hasn't been updated. There are a few species that have since had name changes

Otherwise, I really love this guide!
Lightseeker
I've been birding for 35 years and have used Peterson's, the Golden Guide, National Geographic, and Sibleys. However, this is the book I reach for first and if I only take one book with me on a birding trip - this is the one. It is really a creative masterpiece. Some may find it too unconventional, but to me it is #1. Reasons: the organization of the book is intuitive and works extremely well, the illustrations are excellent, great descriptions of the bird vocalizations, I love how the birds are show with natural habitat backgrounds, and the size of the book is perfect - the only of my field guides that easily fits in a pocket. Why don't other publishers use a logical field guide size like this? The weight of paper, materials (water resistant) and construction of the book are also top-notch, and very tough. I was riding my motorcycle after birding before work one day, and the book fell off my rear rack on a busy city street. I didn't notice until 15 minutes later - I went back and the book was lying in the middle of the street, and had obviously been run over at least once by a heavy truck (evidence - the tire tread impressions on the cover), but the book's binding did not break, both covers were intact, and not one page was missing! I'm still using the book 2 years later.
sergant
For most of my life I viewed birds as a wonderful bounty of nature but didn't relish them like Jack did. He loved everything about them. His intellect opened avenues of curiosity that, seemingly, drove him to learn more and more about his passion. When Jack passed away in 2009, his family gave me a copy of this book and I keep it handy to identify the many birds that come around my Florida home. It is amazing how easy it is to find out exactly what that beautiful bird may be visiting on the azaleas outside my window or in the tall live oak hanging overhead. Truthfully, I would have never pursued educating myself about birds if Jack had not written this book. Take it from a novice (there are many of us out here), it is a pleasure to know I can find out quickly what I want to know about birds and appreciate them even more. It should come as no surprise that every time I pick up his book, I say, "Thank you, Jack".
fetish
My favorite bird book. Not in print, I think. Fits in a pocket. Good arrangement by beak type makes it easier to find unusual birds. Paper is durable in case you get caught in the rain.
Alianyau
Somewhat disappointed, as very little information on most species for field guide. (Maybe too many species for one field guide)
porosh
Great in helping identify the birds at our feeders
I bought this for my grandson. I already have one just like it and he wants to join his Nana in feeding and identifying the birds

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