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This book seems to have all the birds we commonly see here, with mostly decent pictures to help with identification.
Here's what you get (as of the edition available in May 2014): One full color picture of each species (there's no color with an e-ink reader, of course) Interesting information on the bird (size, markings, what and how they eat, migratory patterns, mating and nesting patterns)
What could be better: One or two of the bird pictures aren't very high quality (the hairy woodpecker especially) No easy/fast way to look up a bird based on what it looks like - if you don't know the name of the bird you're left with flipping through the entire book Only one picture of each bird, resting - if the male and female look different it would be nice to have a picture of the female, or the young. A picture in flight would also be a great addition.
The biggest improvement for the book's target audience would be a quick-look picture index, something like the table of contents with pictures of each bird inline. The other areas for improvement can easily be covered by a larger reference once you've used this book to find the name.
Wow! Did this book ever help me get through a class! It was awesome to have as a reference and this book is exceptional! I highly recommend it to anyone wanting or needing to learn more about the amazing birds of the Pacific Northwest!
This is a great little book boiling down lots of info nicely 😀. Pictures of both the female and male are provided. Great to have when you are beginning to bird ... starting out in one of the best ways .... Checking out the birds in you backyard! Thanks for all your hardwork purting this book together .. .. Much appreciated!
I didn't need a complex, hard to read book. Just something easy, fast, informative. Love this little gem. Inexpensive and easy. I am a total beginner having fun in the backyard of Woodinville, WA. Thanks for this little bird book for the Northwest!!
The book we have next to our back door was too general and didn't have many of the bird that come to our feeder. I bought this for my Kindle not only to identify the birds we see everyday, but to have handy when I wanted to show others what we had observed.