The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)

The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)

The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)

Covering 300 of the most common birds in all of the United States and Canada, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America is loaded with color photographs, drawings showing typical behaviors, range maps, an easy-to-use checklist, fun facts, and authoritative information about each bird, its vocalizations, and its habitat.

While other field guides might overwhelm kids who are new to birding, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America was created with help from kids. Bill

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  1. William E. Webb "digitalzen" says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful For Young Birders Of Any Age, August 5, 2012
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    William E. Webb “digitalzen” (Florida, USA) –
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    I’ve been reading field guides to birds for about fifty years. Bill Thompson’s “Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America” is, without question, the best I’ve seen for beginning birders. I’ve purchased one for my granddaughter and another for a family of young nieces. I’m quite sure that they are not the last.

    When Bill wrote the book, he got plenty of input from his son Liam, daughter Phoebe, and her 5th grade class. It shows. There is plenty of information for interested folks of all ages, but it is carefully written so as to neither patronize young readers, nor to be too far over their heads. I read my granddaughter’s copy before handing it over, and there was a lot that was news to this old birder.

    There are about three hundred species included, with identifying marks, information about habits, range maps and a variety of photographs, in addition to drawings by his wife, the wildlife artist Julie Zickefoose. The book is readable, portable, durable, and complete enough to satisfy most bird lovers who are interested in the birds in their backyards and local woods. It might require a bit of supplementation when the Spring and Fall migrants are moving, but in most situations it will get the job done. More importantly, it entertains as well as informs.

    The author is editor of “Bird Watcher’s Digest,” and leads birding trips all over the world. He, Julie and the kids, are well-known in birding venues. He also plays guitar, sings and writes for The Rain Crows, a band popular in Eastern Ohio and in birding sites across America.

    Disclaimer: the Thompson family are friends, but I was not asked to write this review. If I hadn’t liked the book, I would simply not have written anything.

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  2. gayle51 says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great first birder book!, June 15, 2012
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    This a beautiful book! Gave it to my 10 year old grandson and he is enjoying it. Just enought information, but not too much. Each page has some interesting tidbit about the bird species. Quite complete, not childish. Great job!

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  3. Tero "we are all made of stars" says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Ideal for kids and serious beginners, September 21, 2012
    This review is from: The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides) (Paperback)

    The young birder’s guide covers 300 birds for the continent. Though I
    have 300 US birds in my life list, there are birds here I have never
    found. So it is more of an advnced beginner book. Not necessarily for
    children only. And well beyond back yard birder. They layout is ideal,
    with a page for each bird. A color picture and a black and white
    drawing of behavior. Seasonal plumage appears sometimes in pictures but often only in text description.

    Well done! Need more of these simple guides. Many guides have too much
    info. I just want to ID the bird with minimal marks.

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