Back cover says, "A Guide to Bird Behavior invites bird watchers to go beyond mere identification and explore a new way of looking at birds: behavior watching. The guide is designed for enthusiastic nature lovers who are curious about the life habits of birds. Focusing on 25 birds common to backyard, city park and countryside, naturalist Donald Stokes translates the social patterns of birds into language we can understand. It is complemented by 25 original drawings by renowned bird illustrator J. Fenwick Lansdowne and 60 drawings by the author illustrating active behavior."
Roger A. Caras says, "It is one of the best bird-watching books I have every seen. It is what bird watching is all about -- understanding."
25 birds: Canada goose, mallard, American kestrel, herring gull, pigeon, chimney swift, common flicker, hairy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, tree swallow, blue jay, common crow, black-capped chickadee, house wren, mockingbird, gray catbird, American robin, starling, red-eyed vireo, common yellow throat, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, American goldfinch, song sparrow