Princeton Press Archive

I love birds! And I would love to go on an extended birding holiday seeing as many birds as I possibly can… a year, two? I would LOVE that… but alas it is not possible quite yet. So, the next best thing is to go through all the bird field guides I can and prepare for the day I can… read about all the lovely birds and choose the path I will one day take to see as many interesting birds as I can. So, in my journey towards a birding paradise holiday, I am reading (and reviewing) as many bird field guides as possible! =) I’ve been reading them for months but I thought I should share them with you as well. Why not? [&hellip

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Hello fellow bird lovers! I have another field guide review for you today. The Princeton Field Guide: Birds of the Middle East by Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall. This field guide is not unlike the other Princeton Field Guides1. It begins with a succinct but informative introduction, giving some insight into the area being covered in the guide, why certain birds were excluded, why some disputed birds were included. It includes a thorough illustrated diagram of bird topography (what a bird looks like, naming its various parts) and gives a good explanation of the voice (or call/song) of each bird. The authors even go into detail about how voice recordings lag far behind photographic identification of birds. The opening pages are not at all lengthy [&hellip

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Hello Nerd Birders! I have another wonderful guide book to tell you about. Like the Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific Princeton Guide, this guide, Birds of North America and Greenland by Norman Arlott is an excellent hand guide for birds in North America and Greenland. It features the same type of amazing illustrations of the various birds on the right side pages and the descriptions on the left. Each bird is identified by its multiple names, where it can be found, when it can be found there, its habitat, its specific calls/songs, distinguishing characteristics and a colorful illustration of each particular bird. Like the other books in this series, Birds of North America and Greenland is made with water [&hellip

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