All About Backyard Birds, Eastern & Central North America

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Product Description

First in a series of beginner to novice birding books based on the #1 birding website (14 million unique users), from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority and voice for birders.

All About Backyard Birds builds on the huge success of the Cornell Lab's renowned website to deliver best-in-class content and proven user-friendly formats into print. Eastern/Central North America and Western North America versions each provide 120 of the most popular species in each region, filled with beautiful hand illustrations by Pedro Fernandes, plus charts and maps and other bird ID tools that make All About Backyard Birds more approachable than other birding books for beginner and novice birders.

All About Backyard Birds also includes a tutorial for MERLIN®, an interactive GPS-based bird identification multimedia app (available on iTunes and Android stores and already used by more than 1 million birders), plus our FREE Bird QR book companion app to tap-to-listen to bird song and learn more about special topics throughout the book.

As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of All About Backyard Birds goes directly to Cornell Lab to support projects such as children’s educational and community programs.


"Once again, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has created something that is both useful and beautiful."---Todd C Simmons,

About the Author


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Its 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 with a vibrant community that includes 400,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 14 million bird enthusiasts of all ages who connect online at

Pedro Fernandes is a freelance wildlife illustrator. Born in Lisbon, Pedro earned a degree in Earth Sciences, and later studied Science Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. As a child, Pedro wanted to be a condor when he grew up. Having failed at that, he settled for becoming a wildlife illustrator. He loves watching birds, drawing birds, and going places to see birds―his pretext to explore the natural world and an endless source of amazement and discovery. Pedro lives in Morocco.

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