Saturday, May 3, 2014
1) Floyd, Ted and Brian E. Small. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Colorado. 2014. Scott & Nix, Inc. Flexibound: 281 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: From the tiny rufous hummingbird to the majestic bald eagle, Colorado is home to more than 496 types of birds, making it one of the finest birding destinations in the world. Preserved habitats created by local, state, and national authorities have helped foster and protect nesting sites for hundreds of species, 235 of which are featured in their natural habitats, from Great Plains to Rocky Mountains, in this ornithological guide. The birds are organized by type from waterfowl to finches and appear in beautiful color photographs accompanied by clear and concise introductions, identification tips, and habitat and birdsong descriptions. The book also includes a complete state bird checklist and a directory of birding destinations, making this field guide the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning more about the natural history of Colorado and the diversity of the state’s birds and where to see them.
RECOMMENDATION: Beginning birders of the state will find this guide useful. A guide to the birds of New Jersey by Rick Wright is also available.