general birding book
Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:04 PM
Is there a really good book on birdwatching along the lines of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide by Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer? That book has been indispensable to me since I started stargazing. I'd love to find something similar in the birdwatching world. Thanks!
Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:24 AM
Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:39 AM
I use the Sibley Birds and iBird Apps for Android, and the Sibley and National Geographic field guides (books) in the field. I find myself using the Android tablet more and more, and the physical books less and less.
For your purposes, I'd look at the Peterson field guides first.
Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:45 PM
Bird Watching for Dummies
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:51 PM
I like using Peterson's guide. I am certain that there is a guide for western America. I have not found iPhone birding apps to be very useful. I like looking at a well printed page.
Happy bird watching,
Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:36 PM
But I have Ibird Pro on my Android phone and tablet and what with the calls and songs and the various features, it's what I use these days and I parted with most of my library.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:01 PM
There is also a nifty iphone app thru Cornell University that's been pretty useful so far.