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Birds of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
by Kenn Kaufman
ISBN 0395964644 / 9780395964644 / 0-395-96464-4
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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World-renowned birder Kenn Kaufman addresses a long-running paradox of bird field guides with his Focus Guide. While beginning birdwatchers prefer photographic guides like those by Donald Stokes, the physical traits that make identification easier are more readily discerned in the idealized paintings of illustrative guides like those by Roger Tory Peterson and National Geographic. Kaufman's groundbreaking work combines the best of both approaches by digitally enhancing photographic images to show the characteristics that are sometimes not apparent in photographs.
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