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  • Folding Pocket Guide: Nests & Eggs

Folding Pocket Guide: Nests & Eggs

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This guide is a convenient primer for locating and observing nests. It offers information on the basic types of nest structures, typical nesting habitat for each species, number of eggs a nest may contain, what the eggs look like, and more.

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Stumbling upon an egg-filled bird’s nest is one of the many delights of nature exploration. During the frenetic breeding season, this can happen across all natural areas and even in many built environments. If one or both parents are nearby, identifying the species occupying the nest is fairly straightforward; if not, it remains a mystery who the owner of the nest is. With this portable reference in tow, you can develop a deeper understanding of bird nests and eggs, while equipping yourself with the necessary identification tips. Beautiful illustrations of the typical nest and egg of 24 common species are annotated with notes on nesting habitat, eggs colors and patterns, and more. There is also an in-depth section on basic types of nest structures and common nest-related behaviors. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is a handy resource for educators, learners, naturalists, birders, and homeowners. Made in the USA.

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Their hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet. Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization whose vibrant community includes 400,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 14 million bird enthusiasts of all ages who connect online at All About Birds.