Sibley's Birding Basics
2002. David Allen Sibley. This compact book is designed to carry with you to identify birds according to their calls, shape and size, characteristics and more. Birding Basics is exactly that-it teaches the birder the concepts of bird identification. Tells when and where to look for birds, how best to note and interpret the characteristics, and how to use observable behavior, habitat information, and bird call in the service of identification. 192 pages, flexibind, full-color illustrations.