Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Titles


1) Dunne, Pete. The Art of Bird Identification. 2012. Stackpole Books. Paperback: 135 pages. Price: $16.95 U.S.

SUMMARY: This book will tell you how to get good, then better, then even better at identifying birds in the field-and have fun doing it . It's a straightforward approach from Pete Dunne, one of the country's top birders and birding instructors, written in his distinctive style. This book includes descriptive information for 75 bird groups to help get the ID process off on the right foot. It contains practical, expert advice and entertaining in-the-field examples of birding successes and common mistakes.
RECOMMENDATION: Beginning birders should find this book useful!



2) Latta, Steven C. and Kate J. Wallace. Ruta Barrancoli: A Bird-finding Guide to the Dominican Republic. 2012. National Aviary. Paperback: 241 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. SUMMARY: In this book the two authors combine their expertise to present a guide to 44 premier birdwatching sites in the Dominican Republic. Grouped in five regional "birding trails," each site account includes descriptions of habitat, directions for reaching the site and navigating within the site, lists of special target species, and nearby food, accommodations and cultural attractions.This book includes 33 maps, 8 check-lists, and original plates of all 32 endemic species. RECOMMENDATION: This book is a must have for those birding the Dominican Republic. Contact Steven Latta to order this title: steven.latta@aviary.org

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