The Shorebird Guide (Hardcover)

The Shorebird Guide By Michael O'Brien, Richard Crossley, Kevin T. Karlson Cover Image
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An all-new holistic approach to identifying shorebirds.


Join the experts in birding by impression, a revolutionary approach to bird identification. Experienced birders use the most easily observed characteristics — size, structure, behavior, and general color patterns — to identify birds even before looking carefully at plumage details. Now birders at all levels can learn how to identify shorebirds quickly and simply. This guide includes more than 870 stunning color photographs, starting with a general impression of the species and progressing to more detailed images of the bird throughout its life cycle. Quiz questions in the captions will engage and challenge all birders and help them benefit from this simplified, commonsense approach to identification.

About the Author

Michael O'Brien currently serves as an Associate Naturalist with Cape May Bird Observatory in New Jersey. He is also the co-author of The Shorebird Guide, Flight Calls of Migratory Birds, and America’s 100 Most Wanted Birds.

KEVIN T. KARLSON is an accomplished birder, tour leader, and wildlife photographer. He is a coauthor of The Shorebird Guide and two other books. He lives near Cape May, New Jersey. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618432943
ISBN-10: 0618432949
Publisher: Collins Reference
Publication Date: April 24th, 2006
Pages: 496
Language: English