Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online
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Learn to Identify Birds in Maryland and Delaware!

Make bird watching in Maryland and Delaware even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in your area. This book features 140 species of Maryland and Delaware birds (including Washington, D.C., and Chesapeake Bay), organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

About the Author

Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the originator of the popular state-specific field guide series. Stan has authored more than 190 educational books, including field guides, quick guides, nature books, children’s books, playing cards and more, presenting many species of animals and plants. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 30 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

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Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis

Size: 8-9" (20-22.5 cm)

Female: buff brown bird with tinges of red on crest and wings, a black mask and large red bill

Male: red bird with a black mask extending from face down to chin and throat, large red bill and crest

Juvenile: same as female, but with a blackish gray bill

Nest: cup; female builds; 2-3 broods per year

Eggs: 3-4; bluish white with brown markings

Incubation: 12-13 days; female and male incubate

Fledging: 9-10 days; female and male feed young

Migration: non-migrator

Food: seeds, insects, fruit; comes to seed feeders

Compare: The Cedar Waxwing (pg. 125) has a small dark bill. The female Northern Cardinal appears similar to juvenile Cardinal, but the juvenile has a dark bill. Look for female’s bright red bill.

Stan’s Notes: A familiar backyard bird. Look for male feeding female during courtship. Male feeds young of first brood by himself while female builds a second nest. Their name comes from the Latin word cardinalis, which means “important.” Very territorial during spring, it will fight its own reflection in a window. Non-territorial in winter, they gather in small flocks of up to 20 birds. Both male and female sing and can be heard any time of year. Listen for their “whata-cheer-cheer-cheer” territorial call in spring.

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Michelle B
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Not exhaustive, but imminently practical
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2020
According to Maryland DNR, A total of 436 bird species have been documented in the state. This book covers 140 species, which at first glance sounds like a whole lot is missing - what''s not here are the rare birds, the ones that only happen after a crazy storm or a... See more
According to Maryland DNR, A total of 436 bird species have been documented in the state. This book covers 140 species, which at first glance sounds like a whole lot is missing - what''s not here are the rare birds, the ones that only happen after a crazy storm or a strikingly unusual season, the ones with just a few confirmed sightings, the ones impossible to differentiate without a PhD. What''s left are the birds most likely to be spotted by the kind of birdwatcher who''s in need of a beginner field guide. This guide is small enough to fit into a bag or generous pocket without weighing you down (the most useful guide is the one you actually take with you!) and being arranged by main body color means that it''s easy to flip through all the "yellow bird" photos until you confirm that thing you see in the tree is a common yellowthroat. The pictures are clear, and though a few fail to show off the most distinctive field marks, the description and "similar birds" paragraph on the facing page fills in any gaps.
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Corbett B. Coburn III
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Perhaps as good as a Peterson Field Guide
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
This was a gift to a lady who has the misfortune to live in Maryland -- that capital of quarantine. She likes to look at birds out of her front window. Being unable to find a Peterson for Maryland, I sent this book instead. She has found it very useful and is full of... See more
This was a gift to a lady who has the misfortune to live in Maryland -- that capital of quarantine. She likes to look at birds out of her front window. Being unable to find a Peterson for Maryland, I sent this book instead. She has found it very useful and is full of praise for the book. She keeps it on a cabinet by ger front window so she can identify new birds at her feeder.
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John
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Great field guide...
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019
Pretty good guide all in all. Compact sized so it''s easy to carry and fit in a day pack and well laid out so it''s easy to look up birds. It groups the birds by color so you don''t have to go through the entire book to find the bird you''re looking for. It gives plenty of info... See more
Pretty good guide all in all. Compact sized so it''s easy to carry and fit in a day pack and well laid out so it''s easy to look up birds. It groups the birds by color so you don''t have to go through the entire book to find the bird you''re looking for. It gives plenty of info on each bird and at over 300 pages it''s very complete. Besides Delaware and Maryland it includes the Chesapeake Bay and DC areas.
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R & the triplet's Grandma
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Can actually identify birds with this book.
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2012
Update: 4-25-2018 Our copy is still going strong, pages are intact. The identical boy triplets are now 9 years old and big sister is 12. The book has served them all. Also used by most people who visit. Everyone loves how easy it is to use. It is not a book for... See more
Update: 4-25-2018 Our copy is still going strong, pages are intact. The identical boy triplets are now 9 years old and big sister is 12. The book has served them all. Also used by most people who visit. Everyone loves how easy it is to use. It is not a book for extensive research, but it does identify birds so that you can look them up. Too many guides are written for people who are really into birds and are impossible for those of us who have a casual interest in birds to use.
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Most guides have so many entries that it is impossible for a beginner to use. My 6 year old grandaughter has been easily able to identify birds coming to my bird feeder with this book.

As many have stated, it is organized simply by color with separate entries for male and female when needed.

A few improvements would have made it a 5 star.

-One of my neighbors was unable to find a bird that nests in his yard here in Central Maryland. It simply is not there. Missing a few birds?

- So many entries for brown birds. Needs to be a way to break the category down more. Perhaps all brown, brown and white, etc.

- Not sure why the hawks are listed so far apart in the book. red shouldered on p.179, red-tailed on 191.

- Would be nice to have more views of the birds from different angles.
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RC
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Best bird guide EVER
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2021
This is the best guide I have ever seen for identifying birds...The clear photos make it easy to identify males or females; the exact descriptions help enormously when you are trying to distinguish between birds that look similar; the layout (by color) enables the reader to... See more
This is the best guide I have ever seen for identifying birds...The clear photos make it easy to identify males or females; the exact descriptions help enormously when you are trying to distinguish between birds that look similar; the layout (by color) enables the reader to quickly turn to the right section; the knowledge of the author is truly vast; and the author has included every bird you can think of in the area of coverage. If you are just buying one guide, this one will be the perfect choice!
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RW
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Hours of entertainment for the kids
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2020
To keep the kids (6 and 8) busy during our stay-at-home time we put up a birdfeeder in the backyard and got them this book to identify our guests. They love using the book to find each bird and tell me what they''ve learned about it. Pictures are great and contains lots of... See more
To keep the kids (6 and 8) busy during our stay-at-home time we put up a birdfeeder in the backyard and got them this book to identify our guests. They love using the book to find each bird and tell me what they''ve learned about it. Pictures are great and contains lots of great info.
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D Frieman
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Best Backyard Book!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2018
The best bird book ever. It has all you need to keep record of the birds you see. The photos showing the male and female birds is fabulous. In the back, there is a please to check off the birds you see. I highly recommend this book
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4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Nice guide to birds in the mid-Atlantic area
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2021
Nice guide to the birds, I just wish there were more photos of each bird - a front and back view of them would be very helpful, as well as one of them flying, which a few do have. It''s hard to tell what kind they are from just one photo.
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micro guide d''identification local complet et bien illustré
Reviewed in France on November 14, 2016
livre anglophone broché souple de format poche ancien (2005) consacré à l''avifaune des états côtiers de Maryland et Delaware; l''auteur, ornithologue américain réputé a entrepris de proposer une série de guides d''identification de terrain adaptés à chaque état des USA; après...See more
livre anglophone broché souple de format poche ancien (2005) consacré à l''avifaune des états côtiers de Maryland et Delaware; l''auteur, ornithologue américain réputé a entrepris de proposer une série de guides d''identification de terrain adaptés à chaque état des USA; après quelques pages de généralités, chacune des 140 espèces sélectionnées dans ce cas bénéficie d''une double page avec photo pleine page en couleur à gauche largement suffisante compte tenu du format; en complément, en face à droite, une fiche d''identité systématisée de l''espèce comprenant, fait rare et appréciable pour un si petit format, une mini carte de distribution couleur adaptée aux deux états en question; ce petit guide d''identification compact (tenant dans la poche) mais assez complet ravira tous les amateurs de nature et d''oiseaux en particulier en partance pour un voyage d''affaire ou d''agrément dans une région spécifique des USA en complément d''un guide américain continental ou hémi-continental genre Peterson ou plus moderne; un guide qu''ils pourront sans hésitation offrir ou conseiller à leurs hôtes ou famille résidant sur place lors de leur départ; à acquérir sans réserve en seconde main à bas prix selon les opportunités; ce commentaire vous a-t-il aidé à vous décider? merci de cliquer ci-dessous:
livre anglophone broché souple de format poche ancien (2005) consacré à l''avifaune des états côtiers de Maryland et Delaware; l''auteur, ornithologue américain réputé a entrepris de proposer une série de guides d''identification de terrain adaptés à chaque état des USA; après quelques pages de généralités, chacune des 140 espèces sélectionnées dans ce cas bénéficie d''une double page avec photo pleine page en couleur à gauche largement suffisante compte tenu du format; en complément, en face à droite, une fiche d''identité systématisée de l''espèce comprenant, fait rare et appréciable pour un si petit format, une mini carte de distribution couleur adaptée aux deux états en question; ce petit guide d''identification compact (tenant dans la poche) mais assez complet ravira tous les amateurs de nature et d''oiseaux en particulier en partance pour un voyage d''affaire ou d''agrément dans une région spécifique des USA en complément d''un guide américain continental ou hémi-continental genre Peterson ou plus moderne; un guide qu''ils pourront sans hésitation offrir ou conseiller à leurs hôtes ou famille résidant sur place lors de leur départ; à acquérir sans réserve en seconde main à bas prix selon les opportunités;
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Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

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Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

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Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

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Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

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Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

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Birds of Maryland & Delaware discount Field Guide: Includes popular Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay (Bird Identification Guides) online

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