The Shorebird Guide

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The Shorebird Guide is an excellent guide if you are searching for a way to improve your birding skills regarding shorebirds. Very helpful method of identifying. Excellent photographs!


Author: Michael O'Brien, Richard Crossley, Kevin T. Karlson
ISBN: 9780618432943
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 2006

The Shorebird Guide is an all-new holistic approach to identifying shorebirds, sometimes known as “peeps”…

All of the North American species of shorebirds are covered here in great detail, with several photos per species; including male, female, juvenile, post-juvenal molt, breeding, and non-breeding. They include an effective mix of standing and in-flight photos, with other behavioral postures. An added benefit is the fact that the authors include similar species in the photos, for easy comparison.

Join the experts in birding by impression, a revolutionary approach to bird identification. Experienced birders use the most easily observed characteristics — size, structure, behavior, and general color patterns — to identify birds even before looking carefully at plumage details.

Now birders at all levels can learn how to identify shorebirds quickly and simply.

This guide includes more than 870 stunning color photographs, starting with a general impression of the species and progressing to more detailed images of the bird throughout its life cycle.

Quiz questions in the captions will engage and challenge all birders and help them benefit from this simplified, commonsense approach to identification.

The Shorebird Guide emphasizes identification by impression (also known as GISS, or General Impression of Size and Shape). The photos aren’t like those in most field guides, as they are not all uniformly sized super close-up shots of one single bird. They are sized to better emphasize certain characteristics, and often show multiple birds of different species so as to give a better comparison of size, shape, and plumage.


Additional information

Weight 2.2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 1.2 × 9 in