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Monday, October 31, 2011

Review: The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America,, "among best photographic guides... ever"


Rick Wright reviewer for the American Birding Association, known for his tough reviews, just gave our new, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, high praise and says he "raised my eyebrows higher and higher in happy surprise as I read the book: not every one of the authors' ambitions is perfectly realized, but they have indeed succeeded in producing a very fine book, easily among the best photographic guides to North American birds ever, and one that--in the reviewer's cliche--every birder with more than a casual interest in identification, distribution, and geographic variation will consult with profit...
As a photographic resource for geographic variation, it is without equal, and the project of "quantification" is an interesting way to inspire birders to look more critically and more carefully at their birds... it is highly recommended as one that every birder can use with pleasure and with profit."
For the full review go here.

4 comments:

Kevin said...

Congrats on the excellent review. In my opinion, I'd get rid of "among" and call it "easily the best photographic guide to North American birds ever."

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Thanks, Kevin!!!

Kay G. said...

What a wonderful review! Many times the bird photographs in bird guides will not look very much like the bird you are trying to identify! Hopefully, your photos sound like they are spot-on!
Great review! I know what is going on my wish-list for Christmas.

Birding is Fun! said...

Great comments for birdings most thorough field guide reviewer. Congrats!