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Birding by Ear CD

Brand: Houghton Mifflin

The best tool for learning how to identify bird song. Using techniques such as phonetics, mnemonics, and descriptive words, the authors provide a context for learning the songs and calls of 85 species of birds found east of the Rockies. 3 CD's.

Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide

Brand: University Press of New England

*Price includes shipping* With nearly 450 species of birds recorded, Maine offers an abundance of birding opportunities for people of all levels of interest and experience, from those looking beyond their backyards for the first time to knowledgeable visitors looking to plug a hole in their list of sightings. The state’s wealth of undeveloped land and its extensive coastline, countless islands, and varied habitat combine to host an impressive diversity of birds at all times of year. Birders travel to Maine from near and far to seek hard-to-find species, from the only Atlantic Puffins breeding in the United States on offshore islands to Bicknell’s Thrushes high in the mountains. This book fills an important niche for the birdwatching community by offering comprehensive entries detailing the best locations for finding birds throughout the state for enthusiasts of all levels of skill and interest. It contains descriptions of 201 birding sites in Maine, with explicit directions on how to get there, for all sixteen of the state’s counties (several as large as other New England states!). Each chapter features a county map, a brief overview by Derek J. Lovitch, numerous specific site guides, and a list of rarities. The book also contains a detailed and useful species accounts guide for finding the most sought-after birds. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Birdwatching in Maine is the best available resource for finding birds in the largest of the New England states.

Common Birds and their Songs CD

Brand: Houghton Mifflin

Beginners' guide to 50 common and widespread North American birds. Contains a photographic book with informative text, along with a 65-minute CD presenting field recordings of the songs and calls of each bird, track-coded for easy access.

Flight Identification of European Seabirds Book

Brand: Helm

Indispensible to the birder who is interested in sea-watching. Most species covered in this book occur on our side of the Atlantic. Extensive flight photos and text for every species likely to be encountered in European waters, in all plumages, are covered. Very difficult to get in the U.S.!!

How To Be a Better Birder

Brand: Princeton University Press

*Price includes shipping* This unique illustrated handbook provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Derek Lovitch offers a more effective way to go about identification - he calls it the "Whole Bird and More" approach - that will enable you to identify more birds, more quickly, more of the time. He demonstrates how to use geography and an understanding of habitats, ecology, and even the weather to enrich your birding experience and help you find something out of the ordinary. Lovitch shows how to track nocturnal migrants using radar, collect data for bird conservation, discover exciting rarities, develop pathc lists - and much more. NOTE: Call us at the store if you wish to receive an autographed copy! And, if you are only purchasing this book, call us to order so that a more cost-effective shipping option can be used.

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America Book

Brand: Houghton Mifflin

This easy-to-use, complete field guide to North American butterflies uses digitally edited photographs to depict butterflies in natural poses.

Maine Amphibians and Reptiles Book


A comprehensive guide to 38 species of amphibians and reptiles that occur in Maine and Atlantic Canada. Contains extensive text that is easy to read, drawings, and a CD with all of the songs and calls of the covered species.

National Geographic Guide to Birds of North America 6th edition


6th edition. The most complete guide to North American birds available. Covers 967 species in all, including vagrants.

Official Checklist of Maine Birds Book

Brand: Freeport Wild Bird Supply

Exclusive publication. The most complete checklist of Maine birds. Includes all 431 species that have been documented by the Maine Bird Records Committee,...

Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior Book

Brand: Knopf Publishing

Combining illustrations by David Sibley and text from 48 expert birders and biologists, this book takes the reader beyond identification to show us how birds live. The book is organized into 80 family-by-family chapters.