In 2000, Kenn Kaufman’s first field guide, Birds of North America
, was published to acclaim for its innovative technique to identifying birds. Birds of North America
became the first field guide to introduce a new method of illustration: using digitally enhanced photographs instead of paintings to show birds’ field marks.
The digital enhancement deletes shadows and reflections, provides exact colors and sizes, and guarantees that all essential field marks are visible. An easy-to-locate color index system, quick one-page index, thumbnail range maps, and descriptions written from Kaufman’s extensive knowledge of birds and their habitats combine to make the guide easy to use.
Kenn Kaufman is considered a legend among birders. He is field editor for Audubon
magazine and a regular contributor to numerous birding magazines. A devoted conservationist, he works vigorously to promote the appreciation and protection of nature. Other books in his field guide series include the Kaufman Focus Guide to Butterflies
, the Kaufman Focus Guide to Mammals
, and the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects
, coming in winter 2006.
He also wrote the Peterson Field Guide to Advanced Birding
, Kingbird Highway
, and Lives of North American Birds
Attention, teachers and organization leaders:
teach your students about nature and the environment with a leading naturalist, Kenn Kaufman, author of the Kaufman Field Guide series.
Coming soon: a Kenn Kaufman video!
This video is designed as a teaching tool to advance the cause of environmental conservation and the importance of nature in everyday life. Use it with the Kaufman Teachers Guide
, which offers discussion topics, activities, and references to create an enjoyable lesson on the natural wonders that fill the outdoors, from the earth to the sky.