National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition

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Reviews on the National Geographic Field Guide towards the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition:

“Wow! … a 10% improvement in illustrations, plates now sprinkled with text to say key features, updated range maps, comprehensive subspecies maps, along with other useful the latest features. This classic guide just keeps evolving and improving. This is the direct you want using your field gear.”
-J. V. Remsen, Distinguished Professor and Curator of Birds, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University

“Jon Dunn’s masterful field familiarity with North America’s birds and Jonathan Alderfer’s unparalleled artistic ability and direction shine throughout this up-to-date overhaul of an classic guide. Birders whatsoever levels of experience take advantage of a guide that may be both comprehensive and accurate, and National Geographic Field Guide to your Birds of North America is really what they need.”
-Kimball L. Garrett, Ornithology Collections Manager, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

“The best birding field help you can buy…National Geo 6 is actually my default go-to guide. It is the design innovations that push this book to your front. You will not look for a field guide that provides you better and faster access on the information its content has.” –Minneapolis Star Tribune blog

“Shelve your complete other field guides for Dunn and Alderfer’s brand-new sixth edition, which leaps beyond previous editions, and also all competition…Study it in the home. Carry it afield. It has no peer.”
–Daniel Gibson (birding expert),

“This new, sixth edition is undoubtedly the best of this splendid guide’s incarnations until now. [It] is, to put it simply, one book every North American birder must have on the shelf. Beginners will discover it attractive, simple to operate, and portable; intermediate and advanced birders will consider it repeatedly with profit–and with surprise at just how much it can teach including the most experienced among us.” –The ABA Blog

“The 6th edition – thoroughly re-tooled by Jon Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer – contains more new material than some other previously published revision, which is most impressive…The mixture of organization, illustration, and design adds up to a magazine that should please birders at practically any level of experience.” –Birding e-Bulletin

“It belongs in most birder’s library! From beginner to expert, it will likely be useful to any birder. And for those thinking about geographic variation, it is usually a must.” –The Birder’s Library

“A must-have volume for birders of most abilities.” Dan Tallman’s Bird Blog

“This will probably be one on the most popular field guides to North American birders…[it is] by far the most up-to-date field guide in the marketplace.”

Reviews with the National Geographic Field Guide towards the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition:

“[National Geographic Field Guide for the Birds of North America Fifth Edition] can be an awesome work…probably the most up-to-date field guide out there…birders can perform no a lot better than to tuck this book inside their cars, backpacks, or bike sacks.” –Bird Watcher’s Digest

“The must-have resource for birders.” –Miami Herald

“Birders rejoice! National Geographic comes through once more.” –Booklist, starred review

“Libraries should feather their nests with [this].” –Library Journal

“You could do now much better than this thick compendium…” –Chicago Sun Times

“The field reference of choice for serious birders…Beginners and experts alike will flock to the present handy field guide.”

“Particularly good to produce the difficult identification process easier.” -The Star Ledger (Newark)
About the Author
Jon L. Dunn can be a leading expert for the identification and distribution of North American birds. He can be a consultant for Birding magazine, and former chair with the American Birding Association’s Checklist Committee.

Jonathan Alderfer is chief consultant for National Geographic’s Birding Program and also a widely published author and field guide illustrator. One in the nation’s foremost birding artists, he or she is well known for his authority on North American birds with the exceptional expertise to be a field ornithologist.

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