Gulls: A Guide to Identification

 
9780856610301: Gulls: A Guide to Identification

This second edition of Peter Grant's guide has been extensively revised and has been reset throughout. Importantly, a further eight species of gulls occurring on the west coasts of Canada and the USA have been added. The book now covers 31 species and has been increased in length from 280 to 352 pages. More than 280 new photographs have been added or substituted, bringing the total to 544, including 79 photographs for the eight North American additional species. The great increase in interest in gull identification since the publication of the first edition (and the author's series on that topic in British Birds) has helped bring much new information to light. As a result some revision was made to almost every text page and most of the identification drawings were improved in some way; in addition, changes were made to many of the distribution maps. These revisions and improvements were often quite minor, but others were substantial and important (see the author's Introduction). Until recently gulls were widely regarded as a difficult group and identification and ageing was often inaccurate or uncertain. This was largely due to the complexities of immature plumages, which of necessity were generally unrepresented in standard field guides. Birdwatchers need no longer be deterred or confounded by that deficiency. The book offers them the opportunity to advance their skill in field identification by accepting the challenge rather than shrinking from the difficulties.

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This paperback reprint of the second edition of Peter Grant's guide to the identification of gulls, brings this classic of modern field ornithology to an even wider audience than ever before. Long a favorite reference for the avid birder, it unlocks the secrets of the complex details of gull plumage, so variable in the successive age classes of the different species. Now it is possible to get to grips with those previously unidentifiable juveniles and to spot the vagrant species which often lurk in the midst of mixed species winter flocks.
The first edition so sparked an interest in the details of gull identification that a revision was soon necessary to include the results of all the patient work of the newly inspired gull watchers. This revision covers all 31 species found on the east and west coasts of the United States and Canada, as well as those found in Europe. All the plumages of every species are describe in detail and illustrated in 544 photographs and numerous detailed line drawings, making this the indispensable guide to this group of birds.
From a Review of the First Edition
"this definitive reference to the identification and ageing of gulls is a basic text belonging in every birder's library.
--AMERICAN BIRDING ASSOCIATION

Review:

From a Review of the First Edition
"...this definite reference to the identification and ageing of gulls is a basic text belonging in every birder's library."
--AMERICAN BIRDING ASSOCIATION

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Grant, P.J.
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