☆ National Geographic Birding Essentials ☆ Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn, National Geographic Birding Essentials, Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn, National Geographic Birding Essentials Birding is the fastest growing wildlife related outdoor activity in the U S with at least a million new birders a year estimated to join an already robust group some million strong For these beginning and intermediate enthusiasts National Geographic Birding Essentials is a must Comprehensive and authoritative yet engaging and user friendly it teaches re ☆ National Geographic Birding Essentials ☆ Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn - National Geographic Birding Essentials, National Geographic Birding Essentials Birding is the fastest growing wildlife related outdoor activity in the U S with at least a million new birders a year estimated to join an already robust group some million strong For these beginn

  • Title: National Geographic Birding Essentials
  • Author: Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn
  • ISBN: 9781426201356
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback

☆ National Geographic Birding Essentials ☆ Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn ☆ National Geographic Birding Essentials ☆ Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn - National Geographic Birding Essentials, National Geographic Birding Essentials Birding is the fastest growing wildlife related outdoor activity in the U S with at least a million new birders a year estimated to join an already robust group some million strong For these beginn

  • ☆ National Geographic Birding Essentials ☆ Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn
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National Geographic Birding Essentials

About "Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn"

  1. Jonathan Alderfer Jon L. Dunn

    Jonathan K Alderfer is an art consultant and a bird artist whose illustrations appear in National Geographic field guides He began his career as a painter in the 1980s as an illustrator of articles for The Western Tanager, the Los Angeles Audubon Society s newsletter.Jonathan is an avid, expert birder.

226 thoughts on “National Geographic Birding Essentials”

  1. On the bird walks, there were many things I heard from other birders that I didn t understand And I couldn t fathom how birders, no matter how experienced, could look up at a bird and quickly declare its species name.When I saw the beautifully illustrated book, National Geographic Birding Essentials, on the to be cataloged cart at the library, I flipped through it, and knew I needed to buy a copy The writers have put together a comprehensive guide for the beginner to intermediate birder They exp [...]


  2. An excellent book, particularly for the inexperienced birder Suggestions for success are easily understood and easy to find As I expected from a National Geographic publication, the color photos were absolutely beautiful I found that I didn t need to read one page followed by the next This book offered interesting and instructional information on every page and every chapter.



  3. Writing a guide for an inherently in the field hobby is a difficult task, and the editors of this book got things right than they did wrong The organization is a bit haphazard for instance, long discussions of the fine point of feather structures of birds are presented without much insight into why this is important.It s a worthwhile read for the general tips on fieldcraft, identification between different groups of birds, ideas about avian structure, and what to look for out in the field I d s [...]


  4. Jonathan Alderfer and Jon Dunn, accomplished birders and writers, prepared Birding Essentials National Geographic, 2007 for the novice birder Their straight forward style is refreshing and I like their cut to the chase attitude I found two chapters particularly informative bird anatomy and identifying birds in the field I have been birding for than 25 years and I learned a lot from these two chapters alone But there is much to this well illustrated and clearly written book Beginners and experi [...]


  5. As others have mentioned, there is a lot of information here for the beginning birder, all of which can t be devoured in one sitting However, this is a great reference book to come to as you hone your birding skills What I really liked about the book are the quick reference pictures with the parts of a bird annotated on various birds in various positions The book covered all that I hoped it would and in a relatively short read My only gripe was that there were a few grammatical oversights a hug [...]


  6. This is an excellent resource for beginner birders The first few chapters cover identifying parts of birds If you re birding somewhere and trying to describe characteristics of a bird to someone, it helps to use the correct terminology This subject along with the How to Identify Birds and Fieldcraft chapters is ideal for beginners The chapters that I found most interesting however were the ones covering variation, identification challenges, and taxonomy nomenclature Seasonal, geographical, and i [...]


  7. A great book for the beginning birder It was, however, incredibly dense and, therefore, a fairly slow read with information, terms, examples and comparisons.National Geographic is well known for the high quality of their guides to the natural world around us, and this volume by Alderfer Dunn is no exception It is definitely a book I will be referencing regularly as I continue on my journey to learn about the avian critters I happen across while volunteering in the parks.


  8. I learned a great deal from this book The pictures were stunning and the tips were very helpful The middle of the book, where they focused on difficult birds to identify was too much for a beginner, but overall, I enjoyed reading this I gained the most from the chapters on bird topography and how to maximize your birding experience.



  9. Hooray I finally finished it Definitely had some good info about birdwatching, and was definitely worth the clearance 1.99 I paid for it at Borders sniff RIP Borders



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