This fully revised edition of the best-selling North American bird field guide is the most up-to-date guide on the market. Perfect for beginning to advanced birders, it is the only book organized to match the latest American Ornithological Society taxonomy.
With more than 2.75 million copies in print, this perennial bestseller is the most frequently updated of all North American bird field guides. Filled with hand-painted illustrations from top nature artists (including the ever-popular hummingbird), this latest edition is poised to become an instant must-have for every serious birder in the United States and Canada. The 7th edition includes 37 new species for a total of 1,023 species; 16 new pages allow for 250 fresh illustrations; 80 new maps; and 350 map revisions. With taxonomy revised to reflect the radical new American Ornithological Society taxonomy established in 2016, the addition of standardized banding codes, and text completely vetted by birding experts, this new edition will top of the list of birding field guides for years to come.
PERENNIAL BESTSELLER: Among the top ten National Geographic all-time bestsellers, four are different editions of this title.
NEW, REFRESHED CONTENT: 37 new species, 250 new pieces of art, and 30 brand-new maps (and 350 more adjusted or expanded) give this edition a freshened look and feel. All text, maps and illustrations have been carefully reviewed for accuracy and usefulness.
NEW HUMMINGBIRD ART: Hummingbirds are indisputably one of the most stunning species to grace the skies and gardens of North America, and are beloved by birders. All the hummingbird pages in the 7th edition have been completely revamped with 105 new paintings. All art in the National Geographic guide is custom-created by a proven team of the best bird illustrators in North America and Europe.
UNIQUE REFERENCE MATERIAL: This newly updated edition has more species than any other guide, includes more migratory and subspecies maps, and is the only book organized in the radical new AOU taxonomy established in 2016. The 37 added species have been newly sighted in North America or recently established as separate species.