Seeing or hearing a rare bird is an amazing treat. For this book 'rare' is defined as "...species for which, on average, only 5 or fewer individuals have been found annually in North America since around 1950...".
Species accounts are organized logically, give detailed comments and specifics for field identification. The artistry is very well done and shows different angles and identifying features.
I was most interested in the songbirds and of course most of the birds featured were no where near me; however, it was interesting to read about the Redwing which might make an appearance in a habitat near me.
Overall, it was very interesting to read about and see these rare birds, some of which there is only one account of in North America!
This book was received as an Advanced Reading Copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.