When many birders go out looking at waders, they see a distant mudflat with grey-brown birds of various shapes and sizes and have no idea where to begin the identification process. When advanced birders look at that same flock, they can identify the vast majority with a quick scan of the binoculars. Experts use the simplest, most easily observed characteristics, or jizz - size, structure, behaviour and general colour patterns - almost subconsciously, and they can identify most birds before the complexities of plumage detail need to be considered. The Shorebird Guide allows birders of all levels to identify Nearctic waders quickly and accurately. With more than 870 stunning colour photographs, images are sequenced to give a general impression of a species first, progressing to more detailed photographs of the birds at various ages and plumages. Captions list characteristics in order of importance, reflecting the process of elimination and deduction that experts use to identify these tricky-to-separate birds, while each species is accompanied by a full-colour map plus details on taxonomy, status, behaviour, migration, moult and vocalisations. The Shorebird Guide is acknowledged as one of the finest photographic guides to any avian group available; it is a superb addition to the Christopher Helm list.
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'A well-designed guide by knowledgeable and talented field birders and photographers that will benefit both beginner and advanced birders alike.' Birdwatch "the strength of this jizz- based book is its reliance on well over 800 excellent images of mainly Neartric Shore birds." Birdwatch
About Kevin T. Karlson
Michael O'Brien is a renowned artist and tour-leader, and an expert on bird identification. Richard Crossley is a wader specialist with particular expertise in identifying birds at a distance - a crucial skill for wader enthusiasts - while Kevin Karlson is a wildlife photographer, focusing on Arctic wildlife.
The Shorebird Guide by Kevin T. Karlson
Kevin T. Karlson
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