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Pete Dunne on bird watching : the how-to, where-to, and when-to of birding

Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
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The bird expert provides an introduction to the world of birding, outlining the tools and techniques of birdwatching, ten keys to bird identification, the art of birding by sound and by scope, and how to locate difficult to find birds.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pete Dunne
ISBN: 0395906865 9780395906866
OCLC Number: 50228297
Description: xvi, 334 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Back-yard birding, front-seat adventure --
Stefancik's corollary --
America's fastest-growing outdoor activity --
Landscaping for birds --
Bird-feeding problems --
Attracting birds with water --
Nest boxes --
The other side of the fence --
2. The tools of the trade : binoculars and a field guide --
Of chimney swifts and larceny --
Binoculars : the defining tool of birding --
Field guides : the rosetta stone to birds --
Clothing --
Other things you'll need --
3. The fundamentals of birding --
Like grosbeaks for purple finch --
Where, when, and how to go birding --
Basic bird identification --
Learning to see critically --
Keeping records --
4. Resources : dipping into the pool of knowledge --
The man of the mountain --
Clubs and chums : the social link --
Hooking into the publication and communication network --
Birding tours --
Events, functions, festivals, and other birders --
5. Expanding horizons : finding and facing new challenges --
That story about the harrier --
Sight : spotting scopes and tripods --
Sound : birding by ear --
Travel to new birding locations --
Mastering difficult identifications --
6. Applied birding : for fun, purpose, even profit --
October 4, 1977, Cape May Point, New Jersey --
Bird censusing --
The game birders play --
7. Tips to better birding --
At birding's horizon line : standing with Will --
Equipment tips --
Technique tips --
8. Ethics and responsibilities --
Looking for Baird's sparrow, walking on eggs --
Keeping birding safe for birds --
The etiquette of birding --
Courtesy to nonbirders --
Conservation.
Responsibility: Pete Dunne.
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The bird expert provides an introduction to the world of birding, outlining the tools and techniques of birdwatching, ten keys to bird identification, the art of birding by sound and by scope, and how to locate difficult to find birds.

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