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North American Raptors (1 Viewer)

Mickster1000

Mickster1000
Is there a good illustrated guide to North American raptors.

I should be honest and state that it's the artwork I really like and have no real intention to use such a book in the field - I'd use my Sibleys for that.

I guess that I really like illustrated guides and own Gensbol, Naoroji and Ferguson- Lee (albeit the Helm paperback and not the full guide). I await Clark's African Raptors next year and I'm interested in John Cantelo's review of the Olsen/Tofte Danish book.

Alderfer's Nat. Geo. Birds of North America sites proudly on my bookshelves and the artwork is great. However, I would like to own a more in-depth illustrated North American raptor guide.

Any helpful suggestions would be very much appreciated
 

Mickster1000

Mickster1000
Thank you very much for the info.

I might get a copy of the Peterson. Amazon "market place" are offering a v. good copy for less than £8.00, inc. P&P.

It looks like there's a gap in the market. Not just for people like me; but for the whole N. American birding community.
 

jedigrant

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I've either read or heard (can't remember now) that Brian Wheeler was working on another raptor guide, but this one using his illustrations, not photos. I don't even know if that's still in the works, but if so it certainly isn't close to publication.

I know it's not paintings, and the approach doesn't work for everyone, but at least check out Crossley's raptor guide. I think it's not only great helping you learn ID, but very aesthetically pleasing as well.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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