Birding by Impression

Birding by Impression

A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds

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A guide to help birders use important, unchanging features of size, shape, body language, and behavior to create impressions of birds and identify them.

A highly visual guide to identifying birds in the field based on the important, unchanging features of size, shape, structure, and behavior

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.
 


Baker & Taylor
Iintroduces a new way to identify birds more easily by looking at both a bird's unchangeable features and their plumage details.

Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2015
Description: xiii, 286 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9780547195780
0547195788
Branch Call Number: 598.07234 Kar

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