The all new Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests covers over 650 species—the majority of breeding birds in N. America from the United States/Mexico border north into the Arctic Circle—and is the first of its kind to do so while including 750 photographs, a comprehensive Key, species organization by nest design, and detailed family and species accounts. It is the most comprehensive guide to bird nests to date, and a rich ecological study of how hundreds of species have adapted nests to environs that range from tropical deciduous forest to Arctic tundra.
This guide provides exciting new tools and species arrangement to help categorize the overwhelming array of nests into manageable, digestible sections. Introductory chapters explore nest evolution, breeding behavior and biology, tips for recognizing nest components and design, and other topics that lend to the readers understanding of nests in general.
Casey McFarland is a Senior Tracker and External CyberTracker Evaluator working internationally to train and certify biologists, research teams, eco-tourism guides, and the general public in the skills of interpreting wildlife tracks and signs, and following wildlife trails. A skilled educator and all-around outdoorsman, Casey also provides a variety of backcountry expeditions and courses on birding, tracking and wildlife ecology. In his two decades of field instruction he has worked extensively throughout North America and run wildlife trainings in 8 countries. Casey is co-author of Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species (Stackpole 2010), and a contributing author to the 2nd edition of Mammal Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species, 2nd Edition (Stackpole, 2019)
From the hardwoods of the Northeast, to the temperate rain forests of the Pacific West, Matt has lived and worked across the United States. He has been involved in environmental education for over a decade. As an educator Matt provide adults with experience in the natural world through the study of wildlife tracking and birding. He has shared his expertise across the U.S. to a variety of organizations including naturalist schools, conservational groups, and state agencies. He established the Arizona Wildlife Tracking Club, an organization that teaches wildlife ecology to the general public throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Matt holds Level III Track and Sign certifications in four different ecoregions across North America through Cybertracker Conservation.