Top critical review
Good guide to selected birds, but omits some great birds
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2018
I found this pocket guide to be a great source of information on the selected birds, but I am baffled how they decided which birds to include. For example, it omits my favorite bird, the pileated woodpecker. For those who aren't familiar, the pileated woodpecker is a large, fairly common woodpecker found over large parts of the US and Canada. The cartoon character Woody Woodpecker was a pileated. Why they decided to leave out an iconic bird like the pileated woodpecker is baffling, and makes me wonder what other significant birds have been left out. I think they should have expanded the number of birds included, rather than leaving out an iconic bird such as the pileated. I see some other reviewers have the same issue with this guide.
Nice guide for the selected birds, but omits common and iconic species.