05E6E66A-F6D3-4933-9B2A-9F324BE51864Welcome to my stop on the Complete Birds of North America blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!

About the Book:

This desk reference is the most up-to-date and comprehensive source of knowledge on North American bird identification, distribution, behavior, habitat, and conservation concerns available today.

More an encyclopedia than a field guide, National Geographic’s Complete Birds is a browsable treasure trove of facts. This comprehensive volume profiles every bird observable in the continental United States and Canada, featuring species accounts with details that include calls and songs, breeding behaviors, molting patterns, and the vast extent of their polar and neotropical migrations. The precision maps, illuminating photographs, and more than 4,000 exquisite pieces of annotated art make this the biggest and best bird book ever.
This third edition, thoroughly updated, includes:
  • Information on more than 1,000 species and subspecies
  • Overviews of every family
  • Organization reflecting current taxonomy
  • 850 range maps, more than half updated since the last edition
  • Sidebars on identification challenges such as distinguishing between Bay-breasted and Blackpoll Warblers in fall or separating the various species of white egrets
These 752 pages add up to a lifetime of learning for all devoted birders, from those just beginning birders to those who have been building their life lists for decades.
Bird lovers will appreciate many other titles from National Geographic, including:
  • Field Guide to the Birds of North America
  • Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
  • How to Know the Birds
  • Birds of the Photo Ark

My Thoughts:

Anyone else a birdwatcher? It’s a tradition, though not a formal one, passed down to me by my grandparents and great aunts. My dad also knows a wealth of information about birds, and when I was in college, a required biology course included that we recognize all local birds by their songs. I’ll never forget it.

So to say that I was thrilled to receive a copy of this National Geographic complete book of birds would be an understatement. I will continue flipping through these beautifully photographed pages learning more about North America’s birds.

I received a gifted copy.

What is your favorite bird? I have many, but one is our local Carolina Chickadee. I love its song and the way it hangs out with other birds. Also, I love a cardinal, our state bird. Visits from cardinals are said to be your loved ones, and I believe it. Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR