Publisher description for Reference atlas to the birds of North America / [edited by Mel M. Baughman.

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Counter The National Geographic Reference Atlas to the Birds of North America combines stunning full-color photographs, the latest maps, and authoritative information into an accessible reference for every birder to enjoy. With lively and astute essays from leading ornithologists, conservationists, and other prominent experts, here is valuable insight into each bird family that will enhance birdwatching adventures anywhere from backyards to the most remote areas. Designed for accessible cross-referencing, this definitive volume provides vital statistics, specialized sidebars, charts, and full-spread maps dedicated to species comparisons, locations, behaviors, and endangered statuses.

Edited and compiled by Mel Baughman, director of the National Geographic Birding Initiative, with contributions from leading authorities in the field, this reference also provides answers to pressing questions regarding extinction, effects of global warming, and protective efforts to preserve species and ensure the growth of this increasingly popular pastime.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Birds North America, Birds North America Geographical distribution, Birds North America Maps