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Birding by impression : a different approach to knowing and identifying birds / Kevin T. Karlson and Dale Rosselet ; sponsored by The Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the National Wildlife Federation.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 598.072 KAR (Text) 37323005226082 NONFIC Checked out 05/24/2018
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 598 KAR (Text) 30032010659602 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 598.072 KARLSON (Text) 33946003088288 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780547195780
  • ISBN: 0547195788
  • Physical Description: xiii, 286 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 277) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword by Pete Dunne -- Preface -- INTRODUCTION -- How to use this book -- The problem and the solution -- BBI: The why and how -- BBI basics -- Sample field ID scenarios using the BBI approach -- ACCOUNTS -- Ducks, geese, and swans -- Grouse, quails, ptarmigans, wild turkey, ring-necked pheasant, plain chachalaca, and partridges -- Loons and grebes -- Albatrosses, Northern fulmar, petrels, shearwaters, storm-petrels, alcids, tropicbirds, magnificent frigatebird, boobies, Northern gannet, cormorants, anhinga, and pelicans -- Herons, egrets, ibises, wood stork, roseate spoonbill, bitterns, flamingos, cranes, and limpkin -- Rails, gallinules, and American coot -- Raptors -- Shorebirds -- Gulls, jaegers, and skuas -- Terns and black skimmer -- Pigeons and doves -- Cuckoos, greater roadrunner, and anis -- Owls, nightjars, and nighthawks -- Hummingbirds and swifts -- Kingfishers -- Woodpeckers, nuthatches, and brown creeper -- Tyrant flycatchers -- Shrikes and vireos -- Jays, crows, and ravens -- Swallows and purple martin -- Chickadees, titmice, verdin, and bushtit -- Wrens -- Larks, pipits, and wagtails -- American dipper and wrentit -- Gnatcatchers and kinglets -- Bluebirds, Townsend's solitaire, and Northern wheatear -- Thrushes -- Mockingbirds, gray catbird, and thrashers -- Phainopepla, waxwings, European starling, and common myna -- Warblers -- Tanagers, Northern cardinal, and pyrrhuloxia -- Grosbeaks and buntings -- Dickcissel and white-collared seedeater -- Towhees, sparrows, longspurs, and buntings -- Meadowlarks, bobolink, cowbirds, grackles, blackbirds, and orioles -- Finches and Old World sparrows -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix -- Photographer credits -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"Birding is an extremely rewarding and fun hobby, but some situations can be frustrating or unsuccessful because of a variety of challenging viewing conditions. This guide to identifying birds offers the holistic "birding by impression" method, which not only helps with these difficult conditions, but also develops an efficient mental identification process using left- and right-brain skills. It begins with a conscious assessment of a bird's unchanging physical characteristics, including general size, body shape, structural features (bill, legs, neck, and wings), and behavior. Using this approach, birders can quickly assess all birds and distinguish new and uncommon species from familiar ones. They can then examine more detailed field marks to fine-tune the identification. Rather than a traditional field guide, this book presents an interactive how-to approach to a more complete identification process." --Publisher's description.
Subject: Birds > Identification.
Bird watching.
Birds > Behavior.
Birds > Morphology.
Birds > Pictorial works.

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