David Quady and his nationally acclaimed fellow authors have written text in a best-selling format: Description, Similar Species, Seasonal Abundance, Where to Find, Habitat, Diet and Behavior, Voice and Did You Know. Over 390 species from Monterey County to the northern border of California are expertly described. More than 500 photographs illustrate each primary bird, often in different plumages. The photos have been selected and reviewed by the team of authors for regional accuracy. Two maps illustrate key birding spots and the northern California habitats. A Quick Guide to Local Birds is found at the front of the book for easy reference with page numbers to a more complete description of the common birds. A ten page habitat section introduces the sixteen unique geographic regions that support the bird diversity of northern California.