What is Field Guide?
Frequently Asked Questions about Birding #8
What is a Field Guide?
A field guide is a book which helps the birder to identify the birds in the field (in the wild). Some species of birds can be very similar. In Australia, for example, the thornbills are mostly little brown birds often jokingly called LBBs (Little Brown Birds). They can be infuriatingly hard to identify as they feed high the canopies of trees.
A field guide helps to sort out the different species and give them a name.
If you are lucky! And clever.