Monday, April 8, 2013

Birds of Eastern Canada

9781553631934LBirds of Eastern Canada
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Ideal for Canadian birdwatchers and bird lovers of every age! Each of these regional field guides are filled with page after page of magnificent close-up photographs and helpful full-page profiles of hundreds of commonly seen species.
With an East / West division made at the 100th meridian (approximately Winnipeg) these handy books offer scientifically accurate and readable accounts of notable characteristics and information everything from behavior and habitat to nest construction and conservation status. Each profile also features diagrams of flight patterns and statistics of size, wingspan and lifespan.
These invaluable reference guides are both detailed and accessible, with a user-friendly format that will make it easy for birders to enjoy either studying one species account at a time or browsing to make cross comparisons.

  • Features over 350 full-colour photographs
  • Each page includes a notes section for recording bird-watching activities

    My Thoughts

    Since spring arrived on March 20th, I can’t help but spot the birds that are coming back in the neighborhood.   Canadian geese are invading our space both in the air and on the ground while other species are slowly making  an appearance.  Last Sunday, as we were walking toward the church I was surprised by the magnificent song of the red-winged blackbird.   This morning a robin was close to our truck as I went to do some errands and went to an appointment.   When I came back, I heard a beautiful song from the top of a pine tree.  I lifted my eyes and saw my first house finch of the year.

  • Yes spring has arrived and I look forward to observe the birds everywhere I go.    I sure hope to be able to spot the Baltimore oriole I saw once at our campground about two years ago.  Since then every time I venture in the woods I hope to spot it again.  It’s marvelous orange color were a delight to spot when I saw it for the first time.  

    This year I had the privilege to review the Birds of Eastern Canada from DK Canada.  This book will find it’s place in our RV as well as our homeschool as we explore nature.   If you are interested in ornithology and want to learn more about birds this book is absolutely fabulous!   You will learn about birds in general in the first few chapters in the book but then you will have a species guide to help you identify the ones you have observed – game birds, waterfowl, loons, tubenoses, grebes, ibises and herons, pelicans and relatives, birds of prey, rails and cranes, shorebirds, gulls, auks, pigeons and doves, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, swifts, hummingbirds, kingfishers, woodpeckers, flycatchers, vireos, jays and crows, chickadees, titmice, swallows, wrens, nuthatches, trashers, thrushes, pipits, finches, wood-warblers, orioles and blackbirds, American sparrows, tanagers, and cardinals.  There is even a special section about rare species.

    Like I mentioned I saw an house finch this afternoon.   If you go to page 301 you will get the page talking about the house finch with images, a map, and information about the bird, the similar species, the occurrence, the length, wingspand, weight, lifespan and more.   At the complete end of the page, you will find a spot to write the date, time and location where you saw the bird.  In all you will find more than 350 species in this book – quite enough to entertain your sense of adventure if you want to participate to the Big Year – an informal competition among birders. 

    If you are interested in discovering birds and learning more about them, I highly recommend this book for you!

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