In 2000 Houghton Mifflin first published the Kaufman Focus Guide to the Birds of North America. Critically acclaimed for its innovative design, the Kaufman guide began introducing a new generation to birding. In 2005, this new Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America is now the most up-to-date field guide, including dozens of changes by the American Ornithologists’ Union in official names of birds; the addition of new species to reflect the latest scientific discoveries; and dozens of updated range maps. Additional information helps beginning birdwatchers get started, all in the same compact format that has made this guide the easiest to use for fast identification in the field.
Author: Kenn Kaufman
Contributors: Rick Bowers; Nora Bowers; Lynn Hassler Kaufman
Organized by bird family groupings rather than strict taxonomic classification - a feature that will appeal especially to beginners
Text descriptions and range maps for each species appear on the page facing the plate of respective bird images
Important field marks are highlighted
Color-coded tabs identify each grouping of birds (waders, warblers, sparrows, etc.) for quick thumb indexing