By: Ann. H Whitman
Of all wild creatures, birds are the most conspicuous and colorful. Even in our crowded cities, there are many kinds of birds, easily noticed and identified. Learning to identify birds is an enjoyable pursuit - an end in itself or the first step in an intensely absorbing hobby that can last a lifetime.
This new guide covers 80 of the most frequently encountered and abundant birds of the West. This easy-to-use guide is divided into three parts: introductory essays; the color plates and species accounts; and appendices.