National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


A bestseller with more than a quarter of a million copies sold, this completely revised and updated edition is the most authoritative, sought-after guide to birds of North America on the market - for birders of all levels. Pages have handy cut-out thumb-tabs to quickly browse to the different major bird groups. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide—comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.

Among the the new edition's key elements and practical improvements:

  • Every North American species—more than 960, including a new section on accidental birds—classified according to the latest official American Ornithologists' Union checklist
  • 4,000 full-color illustrations by the foremost bird artists at work today and newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data
  • New durable cover for added protection against adverse weather, plus informative quick-reference flaps that double as placemarkers
  • New reader-friendly features like thumbtabs that make locating key sections faster and easier, and a quick-find index to direct users straight to the information they need.