Developed by C. John Ralph and Walter Sakai, the Tabular Pyle is designed to aid novice and experienced bird banders alike with North American landbird identification, ageing, and sexing. The "Tab Pyle" summarizes information contained in Peter Pyle’s landmark Identification Guide to North American Passerines (Pyle Guide) in a tabular format that provides a quick reference for 200 North American bird species.
Banders can now more quickly and efficiently identify, age, and sex birds, (thus reducing bird processing time and capture-related stress) by using Tabular Pyle in conjunction with the Pyle Guide.
A Tabular Guide: Pyle's Ageing and Sexing Methods for Landbirds (Version: January 2007) is available for purchase through Klamath Bird Observatory for banders who are already in possession of the Pyle Guide. To place an order, first download the Order Form and then fill it out and mail to KBO with check or money order payment. If you have any questions, please contact us. Click here to view the Guide's Table of Contents to see the list of bird species covered.