Identifying birds can be overwhelming. Where and how do you start? The good news is that most people already know more than they realize about birds, which can greatly simplify the identification process.
Written in a helpful, conversational style and illustrated with numerous photos, this program starts with the basics. Following all of the twelve steps will help you learn and hone various techniques of finding and identifying birds. This method will help anyone, whether you are a beginner or you are looking to enhance your skills.
Steve N. G Howell is an international bird tour leader with WINGS, a popular speaker and trip leader at birding festivals, and author of numerous books and articles
Brian Sullivan works on eBird and digital publications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He has conducted fieldwork on birds throughout North America for the past twenty-five years.