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Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Field Guide to the Birds of North America

  • Author: Jon L. Dunn,Jonathan Alderfer
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426218354
  • Category: NATURE
  • Page: 592
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Presents a guidebook which provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, locator and range maps, and plumage and species classification data on over one thousand species of birds found in North America.

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands

  • Author: Patricia E. Bradley,Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408189038
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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With a rich avifauna of more than 300 species, the three islands that make up the Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - form an increasingly popular birding destination. Although the islands' sole endemic species, Cayman Islands Thrush, was extinct by the 1940s, the islands have a healthy crop of regional scarcities and are an important migrant stopping point as they cross the Caribbean. Containing hundreds of stunning photographs by Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands, the latest addition to Helm's Photographic Guides series, provides full photographic coverage of every species on the Cayman Islands list. Concise text for each species includes identification, similar species, voice, habitats and behaviour, status and distribution. This guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting these beautiful islands.

Birds of the Northwestern National Parks

Birds of the Northwestern National Parks

A Birder's Perspective

  • Author: Roland H. Wauer
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292785437
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 151
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From the bald eagle to the pileolated woodpecker, the varied and abundant birdlife of the northwestern national parks is as impressive as the parks' dramatic scenery. To help both beginning and advanced birders make the most of their visits to these parks, Roland Wauer has written this finding guide, which introduces the most common birds and the most likely places to see them. The book opens with practical advice on getting started in birding—choosing binoculars, bird identification, proper field techniques, etc. Then after a concise discussion of the national parks as "islands" of bird habitat, the succeeding chapters fully describe each park, including its plant and animal communities and the facilities and interpretive activities available to visitors. Wauer takes readers on "walks" through each park's most popular and accessible places, where he explains the identification and behavior of the birds that visitors are most likely to see. He closes each account with a review of the park's bird life and a list of key species. Pen-and-ink drawings illustrate many of the birds.

Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Field Guide to the Birds of North America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

  • Author: James D. Rising
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408134608
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 379
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A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America. Species accounts include discussions of species': * Identification * Measurements * Voice * Habitat * Ecology * Nesting biology * Distribution * Taxonomy * Geographic variations * Historical and present status

Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

  • Author: Ted Eubanks,Robert A. Behrstock,Ron J. Weeks
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603445307
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 287
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In the last thirty years, the Upper Texas Coast has become a "must go" destination for birders around the globe. This book will serve as an essential companion to the customary field guide and pair of binoculars for all visitors to Houston, High Island, Galveston, Freeport, or any of the area's other exciting birding spots. It also places the birdlife of the region, a seven-county area with a larger bird list than forty-three states, into historical and ecological contexts. Authors Eubanks, Behrstock, and Weeks--all recognized authorities on the migrant and resident birds of this region--present a thorough introduction to the area's history, physiography, and avifauna. Then, in generous discussions of bird families and species, they synthesize years of records, tracking the comings and goings of more than 480 birds and incorporating their own lifetimes of experience to create an "ornithological mosaic" of lasting significance.

Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America

Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America

A Photographic Guide

  • Author: Steve N. G. Howell
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400839629
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 512
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Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, and migration routes. Species accounts are arranged into groups helpful for field identification, and an overview of unique identification challenges is provided for each group. The guide also includes distribution maps for regularly occurring species as well as a bibliography, glossary, and appendixes. The first state-of-the-art photographic guide to these enigmatic seabirds Includes hundreds of full-color photos throughout Features detailed species accounts that describe flight, plumage, distribution, and more Provides overviews of ocean habitats, taxonomy, and conservation Offers tips on how to observe and identify birds at sea

Algonquin Park

Algonquin Park

A Portrait

  • Author: Jan Rinik,Martin Rinik
  • Publisher: Formac Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1459503120
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 216
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Most visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park experience its beauty during the summer months. This book shows readers the diversity of wildlife and striking landscapes that appear throughout fall, winter, and spring. Images and text together create a compellingly beautiful portrait of Algonquin Park, capturing the wildlife, forests, lakes, plants, flowers, and even mushrooms that illustrate the incredible diversity of the park through all seasons. Talented painters, illustrators, and photographers Jan and Martin Rinik have spent years creating the rich range of visuals contained in this book. More than 200 colour illustrations grace these pages, along with 125 photographs of the park in all four seasons. With training as a biologist, Martin Rinik contributes authoritative information on the many species found in the park. The result is a stunning and informative portrait one of the most diverse natural habitats in the world.

Birding the Southwestern National Parks

Birding the Southwestern National Parks

  • Author: Roland H. Wauer
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603446273
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 207
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In this book, veteran parks interpreter Wauer introduces the pleasures of birding in the national parks of the American Southwest. From California to Texas, from hugely popular destinations such as Arizona's Grand Canyon to the mostly undiscovered shores of Amistad National Recreation Area, Wauer visits fourteen sites and gives his advice on what birds to expect and where and how to find them.16 color photos. 41 b&w drawings.

Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti

Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780713679052
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 258
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The Dominican Republic and Haiti make up the island of Hispaniola,which is the second largest island in the West Indies, after Cuba. TheDominican Republic is a popular destination as there are severalendemics on the island, one of which, the Palm Chat, is in its ownunique family. In this book all 302 species known to have occurred onthe island are described and illustrated and information on the biologyand ecology of the birds is also given. This is the only comprehensivefield guide devoted to the birds of Hispaniola, providing new informationfrom the authors' personal research on the biology and ecology of theisland's avifauna. This is a valuable addition to the literature of theWest Indies.