Full of interesting facts and useful information, this book has something for anyone with an interest in birds, from the casual backyard observer to the keen naturalist. You'll find full-page accounts, complete with color illustrations and range maps, for 318 birds that are found in Washington State on a regular basis. The notes cover habitat, nesting, feeding, voice and similar species. There's also a Quick Reference Guide, organized into color-coded family groupings and a map and descriptions of best birding sites in the state. An appendix covers 33 occasional and accidental species found in the state. The book also features a glossary of terms, a birder's checklist, and separate indexes for scientific and common names. On the back cover, there's a color-coded guide to the bird groups for quick and handy use in the field.