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A FIELD GUIDE TO UPLAND BIRDS AND WATERFOWL
Author: Christopher Smith
Publisher: WILDERNESS ADVENTURES PRESS, Jun 2000
Over 70 North American upland game bird and waterfowl species with full color illustrations by noted wildlife artist Chris Smith. From the American Woodcock to Canada Geese, comprehensive info is provided for special features that aid in the identification of each species along with range, habits, courtship, and preferred habitat. Distribution maps. 4x7 inches, 128 pgs.
This full color pocket field guide includes everything needed to correctly identify 73 species of North American waterfowl, and game birds. Chris Smith's excellent full color illustrations detail every important aspect of each bird and are complemented by concise, informative descriptions. From grouse and quail to puddle ducks and divers, every important game bird in N. America is covered. There has never been such a thorough, useful field guide for important game birds.
You will find 23 N. American upland game birds and 50 waterfowl species covered, along with:
* Detailed full color illustrations
* Full color distribution maps for each species
* Thorough descriptions covering special ID features of habitat, breeding habits, vocalizations, and flock information for waterfowl
* Special features of identification are also illustrated, including the wings of each waterfowl species to aid in identification of individual species and between male and female within a species
There are also diagrams for both upland game birds and waterfowl showing every part of the bird that is used in its identification. A flyway map of N. America is accompanied by a detailed list showing the degree of occurrence for each waterfowl species in the different flyways. Lay-flat softcover binding; 4.25x7 inches, 170 pgs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Smith is a wildlife artist living in Interlochen, MI. He has illustrated over a dozen books and is the contributintg artist for the Retriever Journal and Pointing Dog Journal, and co-author of Waterfowling Horizons, a book about modern waterfowling methods.
Sales Points: 30 million birders in the US; 14 million bird hunters nationwide.