The ultimate pocket-sized guide to more than 200 of North America’s feathered residents.
Can American dippers stay underwater for as long as half a minute? Why does the golden eagle have feathered legs while the bald eagle’s legs are bare? Is the long-legged, scrappy roadrunner truly able to run circles around a rattlesnake? Whether you are a budding bird-watcher hoping to find species in woodland or someone curious about the feathered visitors in your own backyard, you can look for answers to all these questions and more in this pocket-sized guide to many of the birds in North America.
From the common American robin to the elusive California condor, the North American continent is home to a rich variety of bird species, which number at more than 2,000. Each one is amazing in its own way, and this fact-filled bird book for kids aged 8–12 helps you learn about many of them.
Soar into the pages of this brilliant bird book to explore:
- Individual entries on birds, with a caption and accompanying data icons including sex, size, habitats and map
- Explanatory spreads delve deeper into bird features and lifestyles, habitats, identifying birds, and helping birds
- Birds covered also include tropical species from Central America
- Reference spreads at the end of the book provide further amazing facts
Organized clearly by the bird order and family, the entries in this book are easy to navigate. Stunning, color photographs are paired with small, bite-sized chunks of information on each species, including bits on body, feeding style, habitat, range, nests, or call. Maps provide information on the seasonal ranges of each bird and useful annotations and data icons – habitat, size, and sex – help you in identifying them.
Ideal for the dedicated bird-watcher, this beautiful bird-watching book includes stunning full-color photographs of over birds, revealing each species with unrivaled clarity. The reference pages pack in more data with lists of record breakers and endangered species, as well as many other fun facts. The Pocket Genius series is perfect for all children, whether they are learning about birds or are amateur bird spotters already!