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A field guide to North American birders : a parody
Harmon, Margaret
Adult Nonfiction PN6231.B46 H37 2001

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Map of North Americap. x
Part I - Birder-watching
Using This Guidep. 3
Anatomy of a Birderp. 5
Birder Songs and Callsp. 7
Stages of a Birderp. 10
Birder Maturationp. 12
Attracting Birders to Your Yardp. 13
Identifying Birdersp. 15
Part II - Birders Described and Illustrated
Early Birder Podilymbus aurorap. 18
Worldwide Fulmar Fulmarus terrarump. 20
Blue-shoed Booby Sula erratosap. 22
Great Gracious Heron Ardea suaviloquensp. 24
Queen Eider Somateria reginap. 26
Family Mergansers Mergus familiellusp. 28
Car Plovers Charadrius sedentusp. 30
Loner Yellowlegs Tringa separata and Silent Sandpiper Calidris tacitap. 32
Napoleon's Gull Larus bonapartip. 34
Medical Tern Sterna medicap. 36
Underemployed Razorbill Alca furiosap. 38
Gregarious Eagle Aquila amicap. 40
Big Birder Haliaeetus felixp. 42
Thin-skinned Hawk Accipiter membranap. 44
Competitive Falcon Falco competitorp. 46
Steadfast Quail Callipepla fidap. 48
Duhrect Dove Zenaida obliviosap. 50
Greatest Roadrunner Geococcyx maximusp. 52
Great Helpful Owl Bubo adiutorp. 54
Theorying Owl Athene cogitatiop. 56
Tomboy Swift Chaetura liberap. 58
Ruby-lipped Hummingbird Archilochus caelestisp. 60
Paradoxical Woodpecker Melanerpes contrariusp. 62
Future Kingbird Tyrannus futurusp. 64
Frugal Phoebe Sayornis parsimoniap. 66
Opinionated Jay Cyanocitta opinionatap. 68
Host Wren Campylorhynchus hostusp. 70
Saturday Morning Kinglet Regulus satrapa saturdiurnaliap. 72
Audubon's Solitaire Myadestes audubonip. 74
Laser-tongued Shrikes Lanius acerbusp. 76
Essential Mockingbird Mimus necessitasp. 78
Bavarian Waxwing Bombycilla elegansp. 80
Scope-weaseling Warbler Dendroica turnivorap. 82
Paintable Bunting Passerina picturap. 84
Well-married Towhees Pipilo connubialisp. 86
Mystical Meadowlark Sturnella mysticap. 88
Mouse Finch Carpodacus timidusp. 90
Soiree Grosbeak Coccothraustes socialisp. 92
Part III - Support for the Serious Birder-watcher
Getting Seriousp. 97
Birder-watching Equipmentp. 98
American Birder-watching Society (ABS) Code of Ethicsp. 101
American Birder-watching Society Decalp. 104
American Birder-watching Society's Rules for Counting Birdersp. 105
A Birder-watcher's Big Yearp. 107
Prevention of Common Birder-watching Injuriesp. 108
Conservation Notep. 111
North American Checklist of the American Birder-watching Societyp. 112
Field Notesp. 114


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