Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Field Guides Update

Just a few days after I made the My Field Guide posts, our friends gave us back a bird guide they had been borrowing for a while. It was one we got from our Opa, and we let them borrow it when we got home from Ontario, so I hardly remember it.  A week or so after that, our friends in Alberta sent us some Christmas presents, including another field guide.

The one that our friends were borrowing was a Golden Guide to Field Identification of Birds. Here is the cover of the book.

It's an average field guide, with the drawings and maps beside. Occasionally it has a sonogram for a species.

The one our friends gave to us is the Ted Floyd Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America.

The thing I like about this one is that is has photos instead of drawings. We don't really have any books like this with just photos. The Birds of Canada Book has a small picture in the corner, which is unlabeled for which plumage it is. This is nice, because in some cases I like photos better than drawings.

The Ted Floyd Field Guide is from 2008, and as far as I can tell the other one is from 1986.

I should really get to the last Churchill post, so I hope it will be out soon.

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