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Birding by Impression : A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds (Hardcover) (Kevin T.

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A highly visual guide to identifying birds in the field based on the important, unchanging features of size, shape, structure, and behaviorBirding 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.
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.
Number of Pages: 286
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Birds
Series Title: Peterson Reference Guides
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Kevin T. Karlson & Dale Rosselet
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2015
TCIN: 16735603
UPC: 9780547195780
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7545

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