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Sunday, January 09, 2011

The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, current favorite..

Fun fact: This Pileated Woodpecker photo on the back of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America was taken by Lillian Stokes, at the Sanibel, FL, Lighthouse park. The bird flew off a tree (not at a nest) and Lillian got the photo.

We continue to get praise for our new field guide. Here is some of the latest:

"Each of the last four years has brought us a new photographic field guide to the birds of North America. They’ve each had their merits, but The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America is my current favorite photo-based guide. It is an excellent reference that is worth having even if you already have a dozen other NA field guides."
From, The Birder's Library Book Reviews

"I've had it a short time and won't leave home without it. I already find myself reaching for it first when I've got a perplexing sighting to resolve or I want more information on a particular species. I could go on and on about this excellent birding resource."

"An outstanding guide, the many pictures of birds with different molting conditions as well as the pithy comments make this guide an essential for birders. The section on Gulls alone makes this worthwhile."
P. Mishell

"Beautiful Pictures, excellent descriptions, and a sweet surprise.,
We ordered this item as a Christmas gift for my mother and am now thinking of ordering a second for our home."
Miss Manda


Ruth Hiebert said...

I would echo the praises of others.This is a fantastic book and resource.I got mine from my Granddaughter,for Christmas.

Marilyn Kircus said...

I am trying my best to wait until our gift shop at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge gets it. I've already given it as a gift and can't wait to have my own.

I live and work as a permanent volunteer at the refuge and like to also buy my books from the Friends of Anahuac so my money will also help the refuge - currently we are working to replace habitat, including the now extant world famous Willows.

Kat said...

The Pilated is my most favorite bird ever, other than the Ivory Bill. We have had a pair of the Pilated's on our place for years. They are so illusive, I don't know how you get photos of them. I am lucky if I can see them, I hear them a lot.

Kat said...

P.S. I am waiting for your book to come in the mail!!! Can't wait to get it.

Lillian Stokes said...

Thank you all for your nice comments and we hope you all enjoy our new field guide!

JRandSue said...

Outstanding, photography at it's very best.