Ornithology B/C

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby purplepeopleeater » December 31st, 2010, 6:15 pm

lol, just realized you had it :)
thats funny
was putting another bookshelf up in my room and realized the only thing on my horizontal shelf (6 feet across) is ornithology field guides, ornithology books, and ornithology encyclopedias!! i have built up quite a collection!!!
im still amazed they upped it to two sheets of notes and two BOOKS not just field guides...
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » January 3rd, 2011, 12:31 pm

sorry to jump in...im doing orno for the second year, and i was just wondering about field guides, since last year we were only allowed to take one...i have a peterson right now, but im thinking about getting either a smithsonian, stokes, or Birds of North America by Francois Vuilleumier...im not sure which has better info, well, more complete and alot... :(

oh, and as for the Birds of North America by Francois Vuilleumier , paleonaps, which one?? because on amazon there is one that is hardcover and published feb 2009, and the paperback which is march 2010....which one is better??
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby chia » January 4th, 2011, 5:39 pm

Beh... started going through the process of finding all the bird calls again (the ones I saved last year mysteriously disappeared). For some, like the Red-throated Loon, I'm not sure which call/sound they're looking for, so I have a few of the same bird...
Thank goodness for junglewalk. Except when the few calls it has for a bird all suck. :|
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Teawizard » January 4th, 2011, 7:22 pm

For your situation, I would say to buy stokes.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby scientist » January 4th, 2011, 8:23 pm

just a suggestion if anyone has a ipod get the ibird pro app I think it has all the calls and birds, it also has tons of info, where the birds live, and pictures!! it's worth getting

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » January 5th, 2011, 1:32 pm

ok...thanks teawizard!! well, im gonna see if anyone else will share their opinion...as in my case, im not a field guide specialist, im an ornithologist!!! :D :D :D :D :D...wait teawizard, do you have a stokes field guide???
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby scientist » January 5th, 2011, 2:35 pm

petersons guide is easy to use and find stuff but sibley behavior guide is better for identification but harder to use

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » January 5th, 2011, 2:46 pm

petersons guide is easy to use and find stuff but sibley behavior guide is better for identification but harder to use
The Sibley BLB is not better for identification, the Sibley GtB is. And I'd have to disagree about it being hard to use; I personally find the Peterson more difficult, but that's probably because I'm used to Sibley's layout.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby kjhsscioly » January 5th, 2011, 8:50 pm

Has anyone found a good background info book? ordinarily I use sibleys, just because the layout is convenient, but because we get a second, I want a book that will balance out sibley's lack of background info. I have looked into DK, but that has a greater focus on ID. I was also considering sibley's guide to bird behaviour, since it has lots of background and general info.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby chia » January 5th, 2011, 9:22 pm

...boy, now I almost wish I had an itouch.
kjhsscioly, we did buy a copy of sibley's last year, right?
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