Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Western Region.
By: Donald Stokes and Lilian Q. Stokes.
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Published: Little Brown and Company, 1996.
Whether you want to identify the birds that come to your backyard feeder
or you've decided to take up bird-watching as a hobby, Donald and
Lillian Stokes have created the best beginner's guides to birds ever
published. From the easy-to-use color coding to the more than 130
gorgeous full-color photos, the Stokes guides are factually, visually,
and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll
find coverage of 100 species in each book - more than any other
beginner's guide; organization by birds' plumage colors - a unique
format that makes identification much easier for beginners;
user-friendly color tab index for quick reference; color photographs of
each species, including separate images of male and female when plumage
differs; handy tips for purchasing binoculars and attracting birds to
birdhouses, feeders, and gardens; and more specifics on each species
than any other guide on the market, including information on voice,
habitat, nest, eggs, incubation time, population trend, behavior,
birdhouse and feeder preferences, and much more.