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“An enticing entry point for new birders and a helpful reference for those with experience…my family and I won't be going on a hike without it!”
—Clara Moskowitz, senior editor at Scientific American

Get out and see the birds! With Kids’ Field Guide to Birds in hand, spot and learn about dozens of species of common birds—wherever your family is exploring. Featuring a bright, illustrative design, this guide offers accessible species profiles along with birding basics and a selection of activities to help you and your kids learn more about the birds found in cities, backyards, and various ecosystems. Fun facts appear throughout, and spotlights cover everything from protecting birds from window collisions to a fun bird-beak experiment. The species inside include many of North America’s most common birds in all sorts of settings: 

  • City Sights (Urban Birds): American Crow, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, House Sparrow, Killdeer, Mallard, Monk Parakeet, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon
  • Birds and Blooms (Garden, Park, and Feeder Visitors): American Goldfinch, Anna’s Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Bullock’s Oriole, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, House Wren, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow, Tufted Titmouse, Western Bluebird, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow
  • Freshwater Fans (Lake, River, and Marsh Birds): Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Canada Goose, Common Loon, Common Yellowtail, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Red-winged Blackbird, Sandhill Crane, Wood Duck
  • Seabirds and Shorebirds (Coastal Birds): Brown Pelican, Common Tern, Royal Tern, Great Egret, Herring Gull, Roseate Spoonbill, Sanderling, Snowy Plover, White Ibis, Wood Stork
  • Desert Dwellers (Arid-Climate Birds): Cactus Wren, Gambel’s Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Pyrrhuloxia, Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Wide-Open Spaces (Birds in Fields, Plains, and Prairies): American Kestrel, Barn Owl, Barn Swallow, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Kingbird, Greater Sage-Grouse, Loggerhead Shrike, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Snowy Owl, Swainson’s Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Western Meadowlark,
  • Forest Friends (Woodland Birds): Barred Owl, Common Raven, Downy Woodpecker, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-eyed Vireo, Western Screech-Owl, Western Tanager, Wild Turkey

Return to this captivating and essential reference again and again as you make amazing birding memories!

9.8 in H | 7.5 in W | 0.8 lb Wt
Paperback, 96 pages, May 21, 2024.