I was in Northwest Seed and Pet the other day, and at the checkout where some lovely bird books sitting there so nicely, whispering to me "You should buy me"! Just so happens that I had exactly enough money in my wallet to get it, so I figured what the heck, I haven't had a new birding book in quite some time. So I purchased "Birds of Washington Field Guide" by Stan Tekiela. It is a small pocket-sized book with beautiful, full-page pictures and the birds are grouped by color.
The last few days, when I have a few spare minutes, I've been looking through it and was pleasantly surprised that I have seen just about every bird so far and I'm about 1/2 way through the book. There's a neat check list in the back where you can mark off each bird that you have seen. I'll have to get busy and get to the rest of those birds! I need to get out and about in other areas in Washington to see a wider variety of birds.