The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, the THE NEW STOKES FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS: Western Region is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other photographic field guide available.
This easy-to-use guide features 636 North American bird species and more than 2,000 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket! The guide includes:
* the newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order
* special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape
* detailed descriptions of songs and calls
* important behavioral information and key habitat preferences
* the newest range maps, detailing species' winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes
Whether you are a novice or experienced birder, this new Stokes guide will take your birding to the next level.
Praise for The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America:
"This is unequivocally the most spectacular compendium of North American bird identification photographs ever assembled between two covers. ...this monumental volume offers birders the most up-to-date information on field identification of North American birds currently available. ...[it] significantly resets the bar for North America field guides." - Massachusetts Audubon Society
This is by far the most comprehensive North American field guide I have in my possession. There are so many nice modern features that make this field guide extremely useful and user-friendly. I could go on and on. - Idaho Birding Blog
[I]f one is going to own a photographic field guide for the birds of North America, the Stokes now have the most complete book on the market...you can't go wrong with this guide. - 10,000 Birds Blog
This is a glorious book put together with loving attention to detail...a superb, good-value field guide. - BBC Wildlife
The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America is an easy-to-use, superbly designed field guide that is detailed enough to be useful for birders of all experience levels. Highly recommended. - About.com Birding Guide