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010      2005021110 
020    9780618236480 
020    0618236481 
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050 00 QL681|b.D882 2006 
082 00 598/.07/2347|222 
100 1  Dunne, Pete,|d1951- 
245 10 Pete Dunne's essential field guide companion /|cPete 
246 18 Pete Dunne's field guide companion 
246 30 Essential field guide companion 
264  1 Boston :|bHoughton Mifflin Co.,|c2006. 
300    xi, 710 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Includes index. 
505 00 |tAcknowledgments --|tIntroduction --|gA|tguide to the 
       guide : how to make this book work for you --|tSpecies 
       accounts --|tWaterfowl - geese, swans, and ducks --|tGame 
       birds - chachalaca, quail, pheasant, and grouse --|tLoons 
       --|tGrebes --|tAlbatrosses --|tPetrels and shearwaters --
       |tStorm-petrels --|tTropicbirds --|tSulids (boobies) --
       |tPelicans --|tCormorants --|tHerons, egrets, and ibis --
       |tStorks, vultures, and flamingos --|tDiurnal raptors - 
       kits, hawks, eagles, and falcons --|tRails, coots, limpkin,
       and cranes --|tShorebirds - plovers and sandpipers --
       |tSkuas and jaegers --|tGulls --|tTerns and skimmer --
       |tAlcids - auks, murres, and puffins --|tPigeons and doves
       --|tParrots and parakeets --|tCuckoos, roadrunner, and 
       anis --|tOwls --|tNighthawks and nightjars --|tSwifts --
       |tHummingbirds --|tTrogons --|tKingfishers --|tWoodpeckers
       --|tFlycatchers --|tShrikes --|tVireos --|tJays, crows, 
       and ravens --|tLarks --|tSwallows --|tChickadees, titmice,
       verdin, and bushtit --|tNuthatches --|tDipper and bulbul -
       -|tKinglets --|tOld World warblers and gnatcatchers --
       |tThrushes and wrentit --|tMimids - catbirds, mockingbirds,
       and thrashers --|tStarlings and mynas --|tWagtails and 
       pipits --|tWood-warblers --|tTanagers --|tSeedeaters, 
       towhees, sparrows, juncos, and longspurs --|tCardinals, 
       grosbeaks, buntings, and dickcissel --|tIcterids - 
       blackbirds and orioles --|tFinches --|tOld World sparrows 
520    In this book, bursting with more information than any 
       field guide could hold, author and birder Pete Dunne 
       introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding," an
       approach to identification that gives equal or more weight
       to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall
       impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of 
       Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After 
       determining the most likely possibilities by considering 
       such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses 
       characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, 
       flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The 
       book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful 
       clues. This supplement to field guides shares the 
       knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to 
       identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable 
       pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Dunne 
       combines playfulness with the work of identification.--
       From publisher description. 
650  0 Birds|zNorth America|vIdentification. 
856 41 |3Sample text|u
856 41 |3Table of contents only|u
856 42 |3Publisher description|u
856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|u
856 42 |u
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