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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

There is no longer any need to assemble a birding library. Buy a Sibley Guide, add this wonderful door-stop, and you are all set. There's not a single illustration here. It is just full of Dunne-isms, observations and winsome, quaint nicknames of all of North America's birds. Read full review

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User Review  - birdsetcetera - LibraryThing

Dunne's book provides all the exhausting detail that the other field guides don't have room to include, without one glaring detail (photographs or paintings of the birds themselves), hence the ... Read full review

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User Review  - lorax - LibraryThing

As the title implies, this is not a field guide. There are no illustrations and no maps. Rather, this is the next best thing to going birding with an expert -- the little details and intangibles that ... Read full review

Pete Dunne's essential field guide companion

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

What, a bird book without pictures? That's right. This field guide companion is not intended to be taken into the field. Accomplished birder Dunne (director of the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape ... Read full review

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Pete Dunne has touched my heart. He speaks my mind and birds like I do, with a holistic and broad brush approach. I found myself captivated by his narratives and descriptions. In much the same way as the early colonial explorers were required to rely upon their field notes and personal sketches, Dunne uses text to identify birds in a world where graphics and digital photography seems to rule. And he makes the birds so real I can almost see them in front of me. This is the most refreshing excursion into a bird guide that I have taken in a very long time.
I am acquainted with each of the other birding guides he refers to and have used most of them. It seems we agree on their characteristics so much it was as if he read my mind. Peter Dunne refers to this as a field guide companion and I think he has depicted it well. It is an adjunct resource for the photo and graphics driven bird guides. A reference to return to time and time again. Thank you, Peter Dunne.

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User Review  - Asata - LibraryThing

Excellent book--entertaining descriptions and details, keeps you laughing while you learn essential items for field use. Read full review

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