National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Seventh Edition, by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic, 2017, paperback, 592 pages.
What’s not to love about a fully updated, thicker Nat Geo guide? It has 16 more pages than the sixth edition, which was published in 2011, 37 new species, 80 new maps, and 350 map revisions. And it follows the taxonomic order of birds established by the American Ornithologists’ Society in 2016. So, for example, flamingos are now near grebes and pigeons and the falcons and parrots follow woodpeckers.