National Geographic Complete Birds of North America

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America

Author: Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: UOM:39076002624208

Category: Nature

Page: 682

View: 550

Chapters for the more than eighty avian families containing an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation are followed by descriptions of all 962 species covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distributio

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0792253140

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 906

A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Sea & Coastal Birds of North America

Sea & Coastal Birds of North America

Author: Scott Leslie

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035351014

Category: Nature

Page: 246

View: 623

In this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide, photographer and naturalist. Scott Leslie profiles some of the most common species that birders may observe. The book provides a cross-section of 50 key species that make coastal areas and oceans their home, including surface divers, ducks and geese, gulls, and auks. A unique feature among bird guides, species that are threatened are accompanied by an additional map that details conservation status for every state, province, and territory on the continent. Each entry-provides a complete profile of a species.

Restoring North America's Birds

Restoring North America's Birds

Author: Robert A. Askins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300127119

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 299

DIVThe decline of bird species in a wide range of North American habitats—forests, prairies, shrublands, mountain regions, marshes, and deserts—has inspired two decades of intense scientific study of bird ecology and conservation. But for professional scientists and amateur birders alike, interpreting the results of these diverse studies is often complex and bewildering. This accessible book pulls together recent research on bird species and habitats to show how basic ecological principles apply in seemingly different situations. Robert A. Askins provides an engaging introduction to bird ecology and concepts of landscape ecology, focusing on such intriguing species as Bachman’s Warbler, Red Crossbill, Mountain Plover, and Marbled Murrelet. Understanding the ancient landscapes of North America and how humans have changed them, Askins says, is essential for devising plans to protect and restore bird populations. In addition to such obvious changes to the landscape as the clearing of forests and plowing of prairies, more subtle changes also dramatically affect birds. Species may disappear when we interrupt natural disturbances by suppressing wildfires or trapping out beaver, or when we disrupt habitat with roads and housing developments. Askins challenges some of the assumptions that underlie current conservation efforts and offers concrete recommendations, based on sound ecological principles, for protecting the rich natural diversity of North America’s birds./div

Handbooks: Birds of North America: East

Handbooks: Birds of North America: East

Author: Fred J. Alsop, III

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780789471567

Category: Nature

Page: 0

View: 212

The most comprehensive identification guide to the birds of North America, Eastern Region. Discover 706 species of birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian in the United States and Canada with this indispensable reference guide to birdwatching! Published in association with America’s preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution, this birdwatching book includes: • Full-page profiles that combine precise descriptions, annotated photographs and artworks to highlight the key field marks of the species in each plumage • Similar species are shown and distinguishing characteristics are noted • Further information on the bird’s habits describes the typical song and other vocalizations, behavior, breeding, nesting, population and conservation concerns. • Typical flight patterns, nest locations, and shapes are described with clear icons and amplified in the text. Each bird’s range during summer, winter and migration is clearly shown on a map. From the Eastern Bluebirds and American Kestrel to the Blue Jay and Carolina Wren, this bird identification book reveals each species’ characteristics and behavior in unprecedented detail. It also details each bird’s life history in a concise and user-friendly format. The most commonly seen birds are shown in clear, full-color photographs along with images of similar bird species to make differentiation easy. You’ll also learn more about rare birds and vagrants that occasionally stray into this region. Handbooks: Birds of North America - Eastern Region is the perfect bird field guide for both armchair bird enthusiasts and dedicated bird watchers in the United States and Canada.

Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon L. Dunn

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426218354

Category: NATURE

Page: 596

View: 678

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.