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HMH Podcasts

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Arts
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Wilderness
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Richly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and sound recordings of featured birds, these video podcasts are an entertaining and educational supplement to the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.

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Richly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and sound recordings of featured birds, these video podcasts are an entertaining and educational supplement to the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.

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iTunes Ratings

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HMH Podcasts

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Richly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and sound recordings of featured birds, these video podcasts are an entertaining and educational supplement to the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.

Rank #1: Flycatchers

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Flycatchers as a family aren't as well known as warblers or finches, yet they comprise the most diverse family of birds in the New World. Take a peek inside the not-so-well-known but still fascinating family.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #2: Ducks, Geese, Swans

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Web-footed and water-loving, this large, diverse, and gregarious group of birds is a favorite of birders and nonbirders alike.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #3: Gulls and Terns

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Graceful, water-loving aerialists, gulls and terns are constant companions at the water's edge. Rather than an exhaustive identification seminar, this video focuses on the range of variation within this elegant group.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #4: Herons, Egrets, Bitterns

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Beautiful birds that are fun and easy to watch, these familiar waders are great for beginning birdwatchers.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #5: Greater Roadrunner

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Cartoons, however funny, don't capture the true personality of this classic desert bird.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #6: The Foremost Naturalist in the World

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Roger Tory Peterson had great impact as a writer, artist, educator, and conservationist, becoming a true celebrity and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #7: Common Loon

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Meet the uniquely adapted bird behind one of the wilderness's most haunting voices.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #8: Finches

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Finches are a diverse group united by their short, heavy bills designed for cracking seeds as well as a tendency toward bright colors and cheerful songs.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #9: How to Identify Birds

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Everyone wants to know of a bird: What is it? Here's how to start answering that question.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #10: Hummingbirds

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Found only in the New World, the hummingbirds are famous for their bold colors, nectar-feeding habits, seemingly endless energy, and their singular ability to fly backward.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #11: Owls

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Who doesn't love owls? With their big eyes, mysterious faces, and nocturnal habits, owls are just downright fascinating.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #12: Raptors Overview

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The diurnal birds of prey-hawks, falcons, and their relatives-are famous for their beauty, power, and command of the air.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #13: Raptors ID

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As exciting as they are, raptors pose a number of identification challenges. This video will help you identify hawks, falcons, and their relatives.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #14: Sparrows

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Sparrows are a family that deserve a second look. Often maligned as being dull-colored and confusing, with a little study sparrows become a favorite of many birdwatchers.

Mar 04 2009

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Rank #15: Topography

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In this case, topography refers not to mountains and valleys but to the parts of a bird. A basic knowledge of how birds are put together is incredibly useful in appreciating and identifying them.

Mar 04 2009

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