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Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2012
This is a frustrating little guide. I'm constantly coming across birds that don't seem to be in this book. If you're a beginner and don't know many birds at all this might be a nice intro but you'll out grow it in a week or two and if you already know most of the common birds in your area this little guide will be almost worthless. I don't care how portable it is. I'd stick with the full sized guides and if you don't want to carry them in the field carry a pencil and note pad to write notes on the birds you see and then use the bigger guides at home. You'll be less frustrated and learn to observe more.