- Title: The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America
- Authors: Donald Stokes and Lilian Stokes
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
- Publication date: 2010
- Format: Softcover
- Page count: 791
- . ISBN 9770316010504 Check
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This book is beautiful. I don't even know how to describe it. Most pages have four photographs a page, but some have anywhere from two to six or more.
The types of birds are colour-coded. For example, American sparrows and buntings are dark green. It is colour-coded like Birds of Maharashtra. This is a nice, quick reference! I don't know very many books quite like this.
- Quick index in the front flap
- Many photographs including birds flying or swimming
- Colour-coded groups of birds
- Includes some of the vagrants to NA
- Nice glossary
- A few mistakes, but not enough to effect the book
- Includes ABBA birding codes
- Heavy, weighs about 3 lbs.
- Binding might come off
- For errors, see its article
Many pictures in the book, beautifully presented. Birds are alive and healthy. No captive birds are used.
Decent descriptions of birds, mostly descriptions but doesn't include many behaviours; however, it includes the bird's voice and what it looks like when it's flying
Binding is all right, but it may come off book if the book is looked at too many times (like what I do...)
Glossary is nice, but it doesn't include any gull topography.
Book has errors, but it doesn't effect the overall book
The overall length is excellent.
Book is big and might be cumbersome in the field.
Range maps are nice, but might be hard to see for people that need reading glasses.
Though the birds aren't in TiF order, they certainly try their best. The Siberian Rubythroat, Bluethroat, Red-flanked Bluetail, European Stonechat, Northern Wheatear are sadly, classed with the thrushes; if they weren't, there would be eight stars.
This is one of my favourite books. I've flipped through it so many times that the book has (almost) come off the binding and I accidentally spilt Dr Pepper on it...