The Resource The guide to birding in North America, James Currie

The guide to birding in North America, James Currie

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The guide to birding in North America
Title
The guide to birding in North America
Statement of responsibility
James Currie
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Language
eng
Summary
In these 24 highly enjoyable lectures, National Geographic takes you into the multifaceted world of birding, focusing on the astonishing range of bird species in North America. With its wide spectrum of wildlife habitats, North America is an endless region of interest for birders from around the world. Within the course, you'll make an in-depth study of bird identification, covering bird size, shape, and color, flight patterns, geographic range, habitats, and much more. You'll also explore core elements of birding such as - The functions and dazzling variety of bird plumage; - The remarkable phenomenon of birdsong; - Understanding avian migration; - The marvel of bird behavior; - Exciting tactics for locating, observing and approaching birds in the field. Mr. Currie brings a depth of experience of birding and his encyclopedic knowledge of the bird world to this course, opening doors to every aspect of this fascinating activity, using filmed demonstrations, field videos, and recordings of birdsong, as well as a huge wealth of visual images. After learning the basics of birding, you'll devote six lectures to a broad view of the bird species of North America, using vivid color photos of our incredible range of birdlife. Beginning with ocean birds, you'll encounter waterfowl and shorebirds, raptors, forest and desert dwellers, and bird families containing the cuckoos, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, kingfishers, and many others, before taking a three-segment tour of the Passerine order, the perching or songbirds. Finally, you'll visit 23 of the top North American birding spots, locations which host hundreds of species. The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America is your doorway to the delightful world of birds and birding--in your own backyard as well as across the continent; an endlessly varied and rewarding pursuit which offers you a lifetime of enjoyment and discovery
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DAD
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videorecording
Dewey number
598.0/7234
PerformerNote
Lecturer: James Currie, Birding expert
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Currie, James Alexander
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Teaching Company
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Recorded Books, LLC
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses. Better living. Hobby
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Bird watching
Technique
live action
Label
The guide to birding in North America, James Currie
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  • "National Geographic"--Container
  • Course no. 7782
  • PDF course workbook in CD-ROM
  • The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 24 lectures
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birding basics: bird origins and taxonomy -- Basic bird anatomy -- Size, shape, and color as birding tools -- Bird distribution, status, and endemism -- Habitat and season as birding tools -- Introduction to birding optics -- Tactics for better birding -- Using bird behavior to identify birds -- Understanding variations in plumage -- Birding by ear -- Essentials of bird migration -- Birding at night -- Pelagic birding -- Waterbirds, shorebirds, and game birds -- Diurnal raptors -- From doves to kingfishers -- Passerines: from flycatchers to thrushes -- Passerines: from thrashers to warblers -- Passerines: from tanagers to finches -- Photography for birders -- Birding sites in eastern North America -- Birding sites in western North America -- Birds and people -- Birding ethics and conservation
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781501974694
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • GV0721
  • 7782
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • on1002110017
  • (OCoLC)1002110017
System details
DVD; some copies have PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader, some copies have a guidebook
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The guide to birding in North America, James Currie
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • "National Geographic"--Container
  • Course no. 7782
  • PDF course workbook in CD-ROM
  • The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 24 lectures
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birding basics: bird origins and taxonomy -- Basic bird anatomy -- Size, shape, and color as birding tools -- Bird distribution, status, and endemism -- Habitat and season as birding tools -- Introduction to birding optics -- Tactics for better birding -- Using bird behavior to identify birds -- Understanding variations in plumage -- Birding by ear -- Essentials of bird migration -- Birding at night -- Pelagic birding -- Waterbirds, shorebirds, and game birds -- Diurnal raptors -- From doves to kingfishers -- Passerines: from flycatchers to thrushes -- Passerines: from thrashers to warblers -- Passerines: from tanagers to finches -- Photography for birders -- Birding sites in eastern North America -- Birding sites in western North America -- Birds and people -- Birding ethics and conservation
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781501974694
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • GV0721
  • 7782
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • on1002110017
  • (OCoLC)1002110017
System details
DVD; some copies have PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader, some copies have a guidebook
Video recording format
DVD

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