Birds of Field and Shore
Grassland and Shoreline Birds of Eastern North AmericaeBook - 2000
This is one of the most invaluable bird guides to be published in quite some time. -Booklist
"Presented in a readable, easy to follow narrative a well-researched look at the birds and their lives." - Eirik Blom,Bird Watcher's Digest
Describes in nontechnical language the seasonal nesting, mating, feeding, migration, and other behaviors of over 40 common grassland and shoreline birds that spend all or part of the year in the region east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio River, with an emphasis on the ecological niche each species inhabits. Includes b&w line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Birds of Field and Shore describes how 42 common grassland and shoreline birds nest, mate, and rear their broods in spring; how they feed in summer; whether, how, and where they migrate in fall; and how they survive in winter. This seasonal approach, together with an emphasis on ecological niches, distinguishes Eastman's books from other field guides. Precise illustration complements informative text, making Birds of Field and Shore an appealing and educational guide for birders of any skill level. Entries are arranged in taxonomic order based on DNA testing. Selected bibliography and index are included.