Birder's Guide

DEC 2014

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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13 December 2014 | Birder's Guide to Gear What Makes a Good Field Guide ? irder's Guide posed this question to a variety of accomplished birders in the U.S. and Canada. Read on to see what they said. Editor's Note: Just as this issue was going to press, the second printing of the second edition of The Sibley Guide to Birds was released. It was not considered by the bird- ers below. The second printing corrects both of the major criticisms of the frst: overly dark red tones and too-pale, gray, hard-to- read text on a white background. The reds are now paler and truer, and the gray text was turned to a high-contrast, easy-to-read black, making The Sibley Guide, in this birder's opinion, the feld guide to beat in the ABA Area. You can read reviews of the frst and second printings of the second edition on the ABA Blog at tinyurl. com/brum eld-on-sibley and, respectively. B

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