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8 new books for birders

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Gulls Simplified: A Comparative Approach to Identification, by Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson, Princeton University Press, paperback, 2018,
208 pages

Pete Dunne’s premise in this book is that the act of putting names to the white and gray birds of our shorelines shouldn’t scare off so many of us birders. Pete’s approach is to identify gulls as he does hawks: by looking at birds’ size, shape, behavior, structural features, habitat, and more characteristics that can be seen in the field. By sidestepping, “where feasible, the mostly plumage-centric approach embraced by gull mavens,” he gives readers the confidence to identify — and appreciate — gulls.

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