Birding 101: A Folding Pocket Guide for Beginning Birders
Birders use many kinds of information to identify birds, including size and shape, color pattern, markings, behavior, habitat and calls. This handy guide puts basic birding skills at your fingertips, explaining simple techniques that allow you to sort birds into categories for easier ID. It also discusses equipment needs, resources and tools for the beginning birder, as well as tips for attracting birds to your backyard.
Watching birds is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. The pocket guide series helps people enhance their enjoyment of birds by learning more about them. Complete with detailed species information, photos, illustrations, and maps, these titles cover a wide range of topics for everyone who is curious about birds ― from Birding 101 to Nests & Eggs of North American Backyard Birds. "Birds are so beautiful and ubiquitous that millions of people are hooked on watching birds and asking all kinds of questions about what they're seeing," said Miyoko Chu, senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. "These guides get to the heart of those questions by revealing how to attract diverse birds to your yard, how to identify birds by sight and sound, and how to witness them raising their families ― sometimes right in your own backyard. (Adventure Sports Outdoors)