Books and Pocket Guides

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At Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie we carry a wide range of nature and bird books, as well as pocket guides and posters. These are just a sample of some of the books and guides we have to offer. If you're looking for something specific, please give us a call or send us an email.

 

Books

The Joy of Bird FeedingThe Joy of Bird Feeding: Filled with useful information and illustrated with more than 800 images and 180 maps, The Joy of Bird Feeding is the essential guide for anyone who loves to feed the birds. The Joy of Bird Feeding is the ultimate reference for backyard bird watchers and bird feeders. It offers practical tips and solutions to attracting and identifying birds, offering the best foods for the birds you want to see, and how to deter those unwanted guests to feeding stations. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of the hobby and guides readers to the essential steps of bird feeding mastery. In this book, Jim Carpenter, founder and president of Wild Birds Unlimited, shares a lifetime of bird feeding passion and experience, answers common hobby problems and provides fun bird feeding activities to share with family and friends.

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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North AmericaThe Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 650 bird species plus regional populations found east of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations—more than 4,200 in total—with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include brand-new maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America is an indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative and portable guide to the birds of the East. OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION FOR A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF ONTARIO!

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Best Places to Bird in OntarioBest Places to Bird in Ontario: Written by Kenneth Burrell and Michael Burrell, Best Places to Bird in Ontario covers the top 30 birding destinations in Ontario, with up-to-date information on hard to find species, directions, birding tips, and much more! In this user-friendly guidebook, local experts Mike and Ken Burrell tour their favourite birding sites, from Point Pelee to Moosonee, Rainy River to Cornwall. Along the way they share insider tips for spotting more than 300 species, advise for exactly when and where to go for the best results, and helpful hints for finding rarely seen birds. Clear maps, beautiful colour photos, and a wealth of useful information make Best Places to Bird in Ontario an invaluable resource that will delight first-time and experienced birders alike.  Paperback. 266 pages.

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The Sibley Guide to Birds - Second EditionThe Sibley Guide to Birds - Second Edition:  The Sibley Guide to Birds represents more than 12 years of work by David Allen Sibley. Most two-page spreads show four species, with the images of birds in flight lined up across the top of the pages, birds at rest below that are arranged from the drabbest plumage at the top to the brightest at the bottom. Beneath that is the voice description and then the range map. The book can be thought of as a continuous strip to be scanned horizontally, with birds in flight across the top and range maps across the bottom. Arranging the birds in this orderly way allows the user to make comparisons easily between different plumages of the same species (by scanning up and down) as well as between similar plumages of different species (by scanning left to right).

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National Geographic Birds of North America (Sixth Edition)National Geographic Birds of North America (Sixth Edition): Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. The National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for field identification and the cornerstone of any birder's library. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide—comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.

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Pocket Guides

Pocket Guide to Butterflies of Southern and Eastern OntarioPocket Guide to Butterflies of Southern and Eastern Ontario: The Pocket Guide to Butterflies of Southern and Eastern Ontario is a beautiful fully laminated, lightweight, durable and weatherproof field guide to the butterflies found in Southern/Eastern Ontario. This guide features 110 species (ranging from common to rare) and 245 nature-pose field images for identification (showing both dorsal and ventral views). Separate images of male and female butterflies as well as seasonal and regional variants are also shown. Each species is accompanied by information about their size and status as well as flight season charts. The Pocket Guide to Butterflies of Southern and Eastern Ontario has an accordion fold when opens to show all the species, so there is no need to flip pages back and forth. Take it anywhere!

Dimensions: Folded 4” x 10” and open 28” x 10”

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Sibley Pocket Guide Birds of Ontario and QuebecSibley's Pocket Guide - Backyard Birds of Ontario and Quebec: The Sibley Pocket Guide Birds of Ontario and Quebec is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. This beautiful guide highlights over 69 familiar species with artworks by the talented Ornithologist and bird illustrator. Waterproof for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

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Sibley Pocket Guide Bees of Eastern NASibley's Pocket Guide – Common Bees of Eastern North America: The Sibley's Common Bees of Eastern North America Pocket Guide is a virtually indestructible, waterproof folding guide that covers the most frequently seen species in our region. The perfect size for your glove box, backpack or window ledge, the guide features 20 common bee groups with artworks by Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril, co-authors of The Bees in your Backyard. Waterproof for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

Handy fold-out format: 6 panels each 4″ X 9″.

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Sibley Pocket Guide Raptors Eastern NASibley's Pocket Guide - Raptors of Eastern North America: The Sibley's Raptors of Eastern North America Pocket Guide is a virtually indestructible, waterproof folding guide that covers the most frequently seen species in our region. The perfect size for your glove box, backpack or window ledge, the guide features 27 species (including in-flight silhouettes) with artworks by the talented Ornithologist and bird illustrator. Waterproof for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. 

Handy fold-out format: 6 panels each 4″ X 9″.

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Sibley Pocket Guide Warblers Eastern NASibley's Pocket Guide - Warblers of Eastern North America: The Sibley's Warblers of Eastern North America Pocket Guide is a virtually indestructible, waterproof folding guide that covers the most frequently seen species in our region. The perfect size for your glove box, backpack or window ledge, the guide features 38 species with artworks by the talented Ornithologist and bird illustrator. Waterproof for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

Handy fold-out format: 6 panels each 4″ X 9″.

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Sibley Pocket Guide Waterbirds of Great LakesSibley's Pocket Guide – Waterbirds of the Great Lakes Region: The Sibley’s Waterbirds of the Great Lakes Region Pocket Guide is a virtually indestructible, waterproof folding guide that covers the most frequently seen species in our region. The perfect size for your glove box, backpack or window ledge, the guide features 51 species with artworks by the talented Ornithologist and bird illustrator. Waterproof for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

Handy fold-out format: 6 panels each 4″ X 9″.

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