Sparrows & Finches of the Great Lakes Region & Eastern North America
Sparrows and Finches offers birders information on this rich variety of species right in their own backyard. It's hard to keep all those little brown birds apart. This handy, bring-along guidebook is designed to help beginner and advanced birders to identify accurately over 48 types of sparrows, finches, and their look-alikes.
Sparrows and Finches focuses only on these two families within a defined geographical location: the Great Lakes and eastern North America. As result, it offers comprehensive coverage in a small, convenient format.
The book is heavily illustrated with 220 full-color photographs taken by award-winning photographers that show these birds in their natural habitats. Comparison pages group similar-looking birds on a single spread for quick reference. Concise and accurate information on each bird includes:
Sparrows and Finches will prove indispensable to naturalists, students, and birders at all levels of experience. A special section entitled What Can I Do to Help the Sparrows offers simple ways to attract sparrows and finches to your own backyard. This is an engaging and friendly guide that reveals the rich diversity among a seemingly common family of birds so often taken for granted.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing
Very brief, both in the number of photos which fail to document representative plumages of ages/sexes -- and in narrative (a few sentences each). This is not a field guide in any sense of the term. A very generous 3 stars. Read full review
LBJs and you
Classification of the birds