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by Robert H Armstrong
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  • Author:
    Robert H Armstrong
  • ISBN:
    0882404628
  • ISBN13:
    978-0882404622
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  • Publisher:
    Alaska Northwest Books; 4th edition (June 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    322 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Nature & Ecology
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    4.2
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This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska. My first field guide to birds used photographs instead of illustrations, as does this book. It was great for a beginner because I could see what the birds looked like in real life, not a "sketch".

This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska. I think that many others that are new to birding feel that way as well, hence the popularity of Stoke's, National Geographic, etc. Now that I am well into my 2nd decade of birding I have found that field guides with drawings of the birds (like Peterson's and Sibley's) are much more reliable and dependable.

Thanks to the donation of many photographs from others this goal was reached. Now each purchase of this book helps in the conservation of birds in Alaska.

4 people found this helpful. Thanks to the donation of many photographs from others this goal was reached.

Best Book on Birds of Alaska! Published by Thriftbooks. Every photograph pictures the birds in full color, often showing both the male and female, which adds to the usefulness and value of this book. Definitely a Bible for any nature lover.

This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska, including th Guide to the Birds of. .

This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska, including th Guide to the Birds of Alas ka has been a must-have for Alaska birders for more than twenty-five years. Every bird will be illustrated including the casuals and accidentals.

Every bird is now illustrated including the casuals and accidentals. This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska. Pages: 368. ISBN 10: 1941821421.

GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA has been a must-have for Alaska birders for more than thirty years. Every bird is now illustrated including the casuals and accidentals. This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska, including the 499 species on the 2013 list.

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Ix, 309 pages : 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-301). Foreword - Acknowledgments - Introduction - A guide to the family headings and status and distribution charts - Checklist of Alaskan birds - Bird families. Loons: Gaviidae ; Grebes: Podicipedidae ; Albatrosses: Diomedeidae ; Shearwaters, petrels, fulmars: Procellariidae ; Storm-petrels: Hydrobatidae ; Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae ; Herons, bitterns: Ardeidae ; Swans, geese, ducks: Anatidae ; Hawks, eagles, harriers: Accipitridae ; Ospreys: Pandionidae ; Falcons: Falconidae ; Grouse, ptarmigans:.

This popular field guide offers the most authoritative and comprehensive information on all 443 species of Alaska's birds.

Rexfire
My first field guide to birds used photographs instead of illustrations, as does this book. It was great for a beginner because I could see what the birds looked like in real life, not a "sketch". I think that many others that are new to birding feel that way as well, hence the popularity of Stoke's, National Geographic, etc. Now that I am well into my 2nd decade of birding I have found that field guides with drawings of the birds (like Peterson's and Sibley's) are much more reliable and dependable. They are usually much more scientific and can show you field marks that are not easily seen in even the best of photographs.

That being said, when I planned a birding trip to Alaska I decided on the Guide to the Birds of Alaska for several reasons. First, Sibley's Field Guide to Birds of Western North America contains birds that I have no chance on seeing on my trip, making it a little harder to use (no Roadrunners in Alaska). Second, since I have never birded Alaska I wanted a book focused on that state only so that I could study it before the trip. Lastly, I like looking at the photos. The quality of the photography is very, very good for a field guide. A few of them (the Black Oystercatcher on a nest with a snowcapped mountain behind it and the shot of a Cassin's Auklet skimming across the water) are beautiful photos in their own right.

One thing that it took me a little time to get used to was the Distribution Chart. Most field guides have small maps on each page and are color coded for where and when a bird might be found. This guide uses a chart and codes instead. However, once I got used to it I actually liked this feature. Another thing; the order of the families seemed unusual and does not follow the established ornithological precedent of listing the oldest species first, then graduating to more recently evolved birds. Still, it was close enough that it didn't throw me off too badly.

All it all I would recommend this guide to anyone heading to Alaska and is interested in wild birds. However, I have to confess that I also brought my Sibley's (just as a back up!).

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
Wnex
I would recommend this book for those who plan to travel Alaska. It lists most all of the birds that live and migrate to the great state. It lists both birds that live on the land and also those that live near the sea or ocean. It also lists accidental birds to the state. I've used this book to identify most every bird I've seen in Alaska. Compared to the older version, this one is more colorful. I encourage bird enthusiasts to purchase this book to easily identify the birds in Alaska.
Taun
Great book for Alaska travel
tref
I too have the big seabird books and Sibley and National Geographic, but we took this on a two week birding cruise of the coast of Alaska and the Aleutians. It was very very helpful as a quick reference, and has. Birding list in front. It reminded me of a book onHawaiian birds by Jim Denny. Forewarned is forearmed.
Enone
This is a great book for the beginner or expert. I used it in Alaska for two weeks while on vacation and it was invaluable as many of the birds were new. What I especially liked was the how the book broke the state into sections then listed the species as common, uncommon, or rare for each season of the year in each section of the state. This quickly narrowed the possible choices. There is also at least two pictures of each bird. A good choice if visiting Alaska.
Dandr
I live in rural Alaska This author has gone to a great amount of trouble and no doubt expense to procure good photos and acurate info about many birds in Alaska. My Husband likes to photograph birds, and this is a good identification book. We also know how hard it is to get good photos of birds. FYI Alaska is three times the land mass of Texas, and much of it is remote where many types of birds abound; rarely seen by humans. So this book will make it easier to identify them and it will also allow more people to see the wonders of God's creation of beautiful birds. Thanks!
Saithi
Looks better than the other Alaska bird guides I considered buying. I bought it for a trip I haven't taken yet, but I think it will work. I used guides with a similar format in Hawaii and Europe, and they both helped me identify most of the birds I saw.
Love this book , fast delivery , happy customer !