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The Sibley Guide to Birds
by David Allen Sibley
(Paperback -- October 3, )

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior
by David Allen Sibley
(Hardcover -- October 2, )

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America : Revised and Updated
by Jon L. Dunn
(Paperback -- April )
 

A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America
by Roger Tory Peterson, Virginia Marie Peterson (Preface)
(Paperback -- April 4, )

A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of ...
by Roger Tory Peterson (Illustrator)
(Paperback -- May 15, )

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
by Jonathan Weiner
Listed under Finches
 

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
by National Geographic Society, John Fitzpatrick (Introduction)
(Paperback -- November )

Sibley's Birding Basics
by David Sibley
(Paperback -- October 1, )

Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival
by Carl Safina
Hardcover: 416 pages 
Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805062289; 1st edition

Stokes Hummingbird Book : The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds
by Don Stokes, et al
Listed under Hummingbirds

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Western Region (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
by Miklos D. F. Udvardy, et al
(Hardcover -- February )

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region
by John Bull, et al
(Leather Bound -- September )

The Birds of Heaven: Travels With Cranes
by Peter Matthiessen, Robert Bateman
Listed under Waterbirds

Birding by Ear: Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides(R)) [ABRIDGED]
by Richard K. Walton, Robert W. Lawson
(Audio CD -- April 4, )

Birders: Tales of a Tribe
by Mark Cocker
Cold, wet, cramped, exhausted, and having the time of his life, nature writer Mark Cocker finds deep satisfaction in bird watching. His book Birders: Tales of a Tribe combines elements of memoir, manifesto, and anthropological study in its examination of how and why these hobbyists go about their sometimes obsessive work. Cocker's writing is lively and compelling--even readers who'd rather stay warm and comfortable quickly find themselves longing for a quick glimpse of the Himalayan Satyr Tragopan. Following the adventures of the author, his acquaintances, and famous and infamous birders across the world, the book uncovers essential truths about human strengths and follies while sharing the rare pleasures of the close observer of nature. Watching birds is often seen as an eccentric hobby, but the value added to environmental monitoring and other scientific endeavors by these legions of amateur spotters is tremendous. What could have been a patronizing showpiece in the hands of a less sensitive writer becomes a rapturous celebration of quiet passions. --Rob Lightner - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 240 pages
Atlantic Monthly Pr; ISBN: 0871138441; 1 Amer Ed edition

The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds
by David Wentworth Lazaroff
Listed under Hummingbirds

Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region
by Donald Stokes, et al
(Audio CD -- May )

A Neotropical Companion
by John Kricher, et al
A second revised edition of John Kricher's well-received 1989 text, A Neotropical Companion distills whole libraries of information on the Americas' tropics. Kricher explores the workings of a rainforest with admirable clarity, discussing matters such as regeneration pathways and ecological succession. He also takes a sidelong glance at current issues in evolutionary theory, using his deep knowledge of the tropics to add to the literature on speciation and various hypotheses surrounding it. Ethnobotanists in particular will want to have a look at Kricher's catalog of tropical medicinal plants, in which lie the promise of cures and reliefs for a host of modern illnesses. Amazon.com
Paperback: 504 pages
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691009740; 2nd Rev edition (August 16, )

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America
by Steven N. G. Howell, et al
Listed under Birds of Central America

A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies
by Herbert A. Raffaele (Editor)
(Hardcover -- May 11, )

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides(R))
by Sheri L Williamson
Listed under Hummingbirds
 
 

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