Guide Books

The world is a huge place filled with birds, insects, butterflies, reptiles, and more.  If you want to identify all the species that you can find, guide books are key.  They offer a wealth of knowledge and information – and I’ve picked up quite a few along the way.

If you’re interested in the books, click any of the links or photos.  I have linked to Amazon.com for each field guide.


The Sibley Guide to Birds

I own the Eastern North America version, and it is my primary ‘go-to’ book for all things avian.  Everything is illustrated in unbelievable detail, and in many cases, from multiple views.  Easy to use guide.


National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of NA

This field guide was the first one I owned once I picked up a digital camera.  It features full color photos of all bird species in North America.  It’s another valuable resource in my collection.


Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Field Guides)

This field guide extensively covers all of the butterflies found in North America, from the largest to the smallest species.  Excellent illustrations and a very easy to use guide.  The only butterfly book I own and you’ll ever need.


Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Once I learned just how many different species of moths were out there, I knew I would need a field guide. This Peterson Field Guide, released in 2012, is the only moth guide I own.


Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Guide)

Another great field guide with hundreds of full color photos featuring 300+ species of dragonflies and damselflies.  Once again, this is the only book on dragonflies/damselflies that I own.


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