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Birds of Virginia Field Guide
Birds of Virginia Field Guide
Birds of Virginia Field Guide
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Birds of Virginia Field Guide

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Identify Birds with Virginia’s Best-Selling Bird Guide!

Make bird-watching in Virginia even more enjoyable. With Stan Tekiela’s famous bird guide, field identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in your area. This handy book features 146 species of Virginia birds organized by color for ease of use. Full-page photographs present the species as you’ll see them in nature, and a “compare” feature helps you to decide between look-alikes.

Inside you’ll find:

  • 146 species: Only Virginia birds!
  • Simple color guide: See a yellow bird? Go to the yellow section
  • Stan’s Notes: Naturalist tidbits and facts
  • Professional photos: Crisp, stunning images

This second edition includes six new species, updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights. So grab Birds of Virginia Field Guide for your next birding adventure—to help ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Release dateNov 16, 2021
Birds of Virginia Field Guide

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    excellent for Virginia birders. Includes useful commentary.

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Birds of Virginia Field Guide - Stan Tekiela

Birds that are mostly black

Eastern Towhee

Pipilo erythrophthalmus





Stan’s Notes: Named for its distinctive tow-hee call (given by both sexes) but known mostly for its other characteristic call, which sounds like drink-your-tea! Will hop backward with both feet (bilateral scratching), raking up leaf litter to locate insects and seeds. The female broods, but male does the most feeding of young.

Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater




Stan’s Notes: Cowbirds are members of the blackbird family. Known as brood parasites, Brown-headed Cowbirds are the only parasitic birds in Virginia. Brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving the host birds to raise their young. Cowbirds are known to have laid their eggs in the nests of over 200 species of birds. While some birds reject cowbird eggs, most incubate them and raise the young, even to the exclusion of their own. Look for warblers and other birds feeding young birds twice their own size. Named Cowbird for its habit of following bison and cattle herds to feed on insects flushed up by the animals.

European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris




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