The Resource Beginner's guide to bird watching, by Alicia King ; foreword by Perk Perkins ; preface by Scott Weidensaul ; photography by Bruce Curtis and F-Stop Fitzgerald

Beginner's guide to bird watching, by Alicia King ; foreword by Perk Perkins ; preface by Scott Weidensaul ; photography by Bruce Curtis and F-Stop Fitzgerald

Label
Beginner's guide to bird watching
Title
Beginner's guide to bird watching
Statement of responsibility
by Alicia King ; foreword by Perk Perkins ; preface by Scott Weidensaul ; photography by Bruce Curtis and F-Stop Fitzgerald
Title variation
  • Orvis beginner's guide to bird watching
  • Orvis beginner's guide to birdwatching
  • Bird watching
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides answers to the most-often asked questions ranging from what to wear to where to go and how to make the best use of your binoculars, field guide, and backyard feeder. Index"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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King, Alicia
Dewey number
598.072/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL677.5
LC item number
.K56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bird watching
  • Bird watching
Label
Beginner's guide to bird watching, by Alicia King ; foreword by Perk Perkins ; preface by Scott Weidensaul ; photography by Bruce Curtis and F-Stop Fitzgerald
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
At head of title: Orvis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Bird Watching Basics Introduces the reader to the exciting world of bird watching -- Key benefits of birding for individuals, families, and friends -- The various ways bird watching can be enjoyed -- Authors tips for successful and satisfying bird watching -- How best to use this book -- Chapter 2: First Things First: Getting Started Everything the beginner needs to know to get started quickly and effectively -- The best time and place to begin birding -- How to be equipped for maximum birding enjoyment -- What exactly does a bird watcher do? -- Birding etiquette: how to enjoy yourself without ruffling any feathers -- Chapter 3; Getting the Most out of Your Equipment How to use your basic birding equipment like a pro -- How to choose and use binoculars Letting your field guide be your guide -- Clothing and other equipment used by bird watchers -- Chapter 4 Identifying the Birds -- Is that a warbler or a widgeon? -- Learning how to tell the difference -- Starting with what you already know: ten birds you can identify without a field guide -- Getting to know the birds: understanding general and specific characteristics? Developing your observation skills? Keeping records: Starting a life list or birding journal? How can I know if I¿fve misidentified a bird? Chapter 5 Backyard Birding Some of the best bird watching may be right outside your window? Attracting birds to your backyard? Types of bird feeders? Types of bird seed? Making water available for the birds? Providing shelter? Landscaping and gardening for the birds -- Protecting your backyard birds -- Chapter 6 ; Birding on Location Taking your hobby on the road -- Where to go -- Birding by foot -- Birding from your car or other vehicle -- Birding as part of an organized group -- Chapter 7 ; Im Not a Beginner Anymore Now What -- Taking your hobby to the next level -- Honing your observation skills -- Learning more -- Branching out: photographing and sketching birds -- Extreme birding: The World Series of Birding and other competitions Chapter 8: Birding with a Purpose Putting your skills and enthusiasm to good use -- Annual bird counts: Helping the researchers and scientists -- Volunteering: Helping the birds and the organizations that protect them -- Creating your own opportunities -- Appendix Additional Resources: A comprehensive list of additional resources for birders -- Organizations -- Publications -- Books -- Birding online -- Glossary -- Birds of North America (checklist)
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040019195
Label
Beginner's guide to bird watching, by Alicia King ; foreword by Perk Perkins ; preface by Scott Weidensaul ; photography by Bruce Curtis and F-Stop Fitzgerald
Link
Publication
Note
At head of title: Orvis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Bird Watching Basics Introduces the reader to the exciting world of bird watching -- Key benefits of birding for individuals, families, and friends -- The various ways bird watching can be enjoyed -- Authors tips for successful and satisfying bird watching -- How best to use this book -- Chapter 2: First Things First: Getting Started Everything the beginner needs to know to get started quickly and effectively -- The best time and place to begin birding -- How to be equipped for maximum birding enjoyment -- What exactly does a bird watcher do? -- Birding etiquette: how to enjoy yourself without ruffling any feathers -- Chapter 3; Getting the Most out of Your Equipment How to use your basic birding equipment like a pro -- How to choose and use binoculars Letting your field guide be your guide -- Clothing and other equipment used by bird watchers -- Chapter 4 Identifying the Birds -- Is that a warbler or a widgeon? -- Learning how to tell the difference -- Starting with what you already know: ten birds you can identify without a field guide -- Getting to know the birds: understanding general and specific characteristics? Developing your observation skills? Keeping records: Starting a life list or birding journal? How can I know if I¿fve misidentified a bird? Chapter 5 Backyard Birding Some of the best bird watching may be right outside your window? Attracting birds to your backyard? Types of bird feeders? Types of bird seed? Making water available for the birds? Providing shelter? Landscaping and gardening for the birds -- Protecting your backyard birds -- Chapter 6 ; Birding on Location Taking your hobby on the road -- Where to go -- Birding by foot -- Birding from your car or other vehicle -- Birding as part of an organized group -- Chapter 7 ; Im Not a Beginner Anymore Now What -- Taking your hobby to the next level -- Honing your observation skills -- Learning more -- Branching out: photographing and sketching birds -- Extreme birding: The World Series of Birding and other competitions Chapter 8: Birding with a Purpose Putting your skills and enthusiasm to good use -- Annual bird counts: Helping the researchers and scientists -- Volunteering: Helping the birds and the organizations that protect them -- Creating your own opportunities -- Appendix Additional Resources: A comprehensive list of additional resources for birders -- Organizations -- Publications -- Books -- Birding online -- Glossary -- Birds of North America (checklist)
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040019195

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