Birding for Beginners, second edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the art of birdwatching. This book opens the world of birding to the novice. Uniquely arranged to suit the needs of those new to birding, the guide begins with information on how to find birds and includes tips on birding online, as well as informative chapters on identification techniques, birding by ear, using field guides, and other essentials to help you get out into the field quickly to enjoy the birds. Especially valuable is the information on bird behaviors such as flight, courtship, nesting, and migration. You'll learn not only how to identify the birds you see but understand what they're doing.