In the second edition of Finding Birds in the National Capital Area, Claudia Wilds updates her classic guide with new maps, directions, and descriptions, providing information on birding from Delaware to North Carolina accessible to the notice and detailed enough for the experienced birder.
In addition to the considerable revisions, this new edition has the same tone, wit, and charm that made the original so enjoyable. Repeatedly, Wilds takes dry factual information such as directions and enlivens it with humorous notes and mild cautions. . . . In short, anyone who regularly watches birds around Washington, D.C., will cherish a copy. (Audubon Naturalist News)
In 1983 the first edition of this work was hailed as a new standard in bird finding guides. Those accolades were richly deserved. This revised edition improves on that strong foundation. . . . Coverage extends from extreme western Maryland to the Delaware marshes, south to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, westward to the Blue Ridge of Virginia and the mountains to the west. . . . A must-have book for any active birder who lives in or visits this area. (The Wilson Bulletin)
Wilds doesn't merely report on the voice bird-watching spots in the region. She doesn't just give detailed descriptions of more than 300 native and migrant species that can be seen near here. Through gracefully opinionated commentary, she makes birding seem like a great way to spend an afternoon. She makes you want to try it. (Washington Post)
Finding Birds in the National Capital Area, Second Edition by Claudia Wilds