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ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to Alaska      
A Birder's Guide to Alaska gives you the detailed information you need to find the Great Land's great birds. Over 60 locations are covered in this updated edition, including the state's entire road system, the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek, BC through the Yukon to Alaska, the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system, and the Alaska Marine Highway from British Columbia to Alaska. Special attention is given to providing birding information for the larger communities-Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau-in addition to Alaska's popular tourist destinations: Denali National Park, the Inside Passage, the Kenai Peninsula, and Nome. The status of more than 500 species of birds in Alaska-and dozens of field-identifiable subspecies-is treated in the Annotated List. This updated guide features more than 120 maps, which accompany the 56 chapters.

Over fifty authors, all expert Alaska birders, contributed to the guide. The status of more than 500 species - and dozens of field-identifiable subspecies - is treated in the Annotated List. Regional distribution and your probability of seeing species are covered in a Checklists chart. George C. West, a longtime Alaska resident of Fairbanks and Homer, has done a superb job in bringing together birdfinding information to help visitors and residents alike. Second Edition.

ABA Lane Birdfinding Guides Series.

  ABAAK $32.95
Attu: Birding on the Edge: A Quarter Century of Birding the Western Reaches of North America.      
The westernmost Aleutian island, nearly 1,500 miles from the Alaskan mainland, Attu can claim more first and second ABA Checklist records than any other single birding location. This book chronicles 25 years of birding Attu by the birders who traveled there on Larry Balch's Attours. The book is a miscellany, consisting of personal essays, historical narratives, poems, maps, photos, and an extensive, never-before-published annotated checklist provided by Larry Balch. Color photos.
  ABAATTU $35.00
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona, Fifth edition      
Great year-round birding, grand scenery, and a birdlist that includes some of the most sought-after and beautiful birds in all of North America – these were the inspirations for Jim Lane when he wrote the first Lane Guide in 1965. Three decades later, Richard Cachor Taylor, a near-lifetime resident of Southeastern Arizona, bird-tour guide, and author, completed a totally revised edition of that first guide in the Lane series. And now, Rick has authored a second edition of his essential guide to Southeastern Arizona, which includes:
- Expanded bar graphs, keyed to habitats, with seasonal and abundance information for 514 species.
- The annotated ""specialties"" section, a Lane Guide hallmark, provides information on the best places to find over 240 of the most interesting birds of SE Arizona.
- Maps, directions, and birding tips for the newest birding hotspots, as well as complete updates of the maps from the first edition.
Rick brings a wealth of field experience and boundless enthusiasm for this priceless corner of Arizona to the guide. His attention to detail provides a complete picture of the opportunities awaiting birders in Southeastern Arizona.

  ABAAZ $24.95
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to The Bahama Islands      
A Birder's Guide to the Bahamas by Tony White is the first comprehensive guide to finding birds on the islands of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos. NOW OUT OF PRINT, THE ONLY COPY IN OUR INVENTORY IS SPIRAL BOUND UPSIDE DOWN. OTHERWISE AS NEW AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL.The islands host an unusual mix of Caribbean and North American species, with over 300 bird species recorded. There are three endemic species: Bahama Woodstar, Bahama Swallow, and Bahama Yellowthroat, and a host of other specialties, including such birds as West Indian Whistling-Duck, White-cheeked Pintail, Key West Quail-Dove, Great Lizard-Cuckoo, Cuban Emerald, West Indian Woodpecker, Bahama Mockingbird, Olive-capped Warbler, Stripe-headed Tanager, Greater Antillean Bullfinch, and Black-cowled Oriole. Seabird nesting colonies through the islands and cays host nesting Audubon's Shearwaters, White-tailed Tropicbirds, and eight tern species.

The parks and refuges of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos protect a great diversity of subtropical birds, among them the Bahama Parrot (an endemic subspecies of Cuban Parrot), and many North American wintering birds, including the endangered Kirtland's Warbler. The New World's largest flamingo colony nests on Great Inagua in the southern Bahamas, where thousands of Greater Flamingoes are protected by the country's largest national park. These fantastic birding opportunities, combined with the Bahamas' spectacular turquoise waters and a glorious tropical climate, will make the Bahamas one of the top new destinations for North America's traveling birders.

A Birder's Guide to the Bahamas - with complete descriptions by Tony White of more than 150 birding sites - guides birders to all of the major islands, numerous smaller cays, and the less developed Family Islands. ABA's first non-North American guide (and the 15th book in the ABA/Lane series) also features a beautiful eight-page Photo Gallery of many of the Bahamian specialty birds, several of which show up with some regularity in Florida.

  ABABAH $49.95
Birdfinder: A Birder's Guide to Planning North American Trips      
OUT OF PRINT. As new spiral bound. This book is based on the premise that birders can successfully plan to find a vast number of species of birds in North America, as long as they are armed with information about where to go, when to go, and what to expect.

Birdfinder outlines nineteen key trips designed to produce a list of over 650 species in North America. Jerry Cooper makes this possible both economically and efficiently. Cooper summarizes the Key, Possible, Probable, and Remotely Possible birds to be seen on each of the nineteen trips, with details on transportation, accommodations, special equipment, and the birdfinding guides you will need. The specialties and key species for each of these trips are outlined in detail. This is a planning guide, illustrating a strategy for successful North American birdfinding.

If you have unlimited time, you can follow the whole itinerary, trip after trip, in chronological order. Most birders, however, will pick and choose among the nineteen trips to suit the times they are free to travel. In either case, your birding experiences and lifelist will benefit greatly.

Each of the nineteen trips in Birdfinder has at least one map to highlight the birding route. Another important feature of this guide is a special chart summarizing all the species to be seen on these major trips.

As a bonus, an additional "Baker's Dozen" locations are included in a special chapter.

Birdfinder: A Birder's Guide to Planning North American Trips will serve the dedicated birder as an essential companion to regular birdfinding guides.

ABA Lane Birdfinding Guides Series.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgements VI
Preface viii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Northern and Central California in Winter 16
Chapter 2 Oklahoma in Winter 30
Chapter 3 Northeastern Minnesota in Winter 38
Chapter 4 Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas 46
Chapter 5 South Florida in Winter 60
Chapter 6 Early Spring in Colorado . 74
Chapter 7 Texas in Springtime 84
Chapter 8 Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas 108
Chapter 9 Coastal North Carolina 118
Chapter 10 Late Spring in Southeastern Arizona 128
Chapter 11 Alaska 148
Chapter 12 June in Minnesota and North Dakota 168
Chapter 13 Summer in Colorado 184
Chapter 14 West Texas 196
Chapter 15 Western Washington & SW British Columbia 204
Chapter 16 Late Summer in Southeastern Arizona . 214
Chapter 17 Central and Southern California . 222
Chapter 18 Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick 238
Chapter 19 Niagara River Area 248
Chapter 20 The Baker's Dozen 256
   Trip A The Klamath Basin . 258
   Trip B The Platte River 261
   Trip C Point Pelee, Ontario 264
   Trip D North-Central Michigan 267
   Trip E St. Louis, Missouri 270
   Trip F Churchill, Manitoba 273
   Trip G Northwestern Wyoming 277
   Trip H Grand Manan and Machias Seal Island 281
   Trip I North-Central Utah 285
   Trip J The Delaware Bayshore . 290
   Trip K Cape May, New Jersey 295
   Trip L Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania 298
   Trip M Coastal Massachusetts 301
Birdfinder Chart 306
Index. 364

  ABABIRDF $0.00
Birding on Borrowed Time      
The posthumously published memoirs of the woman who saw more birds in her lifetime than any other human being in the history of the world. Phoebe's quest to see as many birds as possible only began at the age of 34, when she first laid eyes on a resplendent Blackburnian Warbler. After her belated awakening to the avian marvels around her, Phoebe began traveling across the globe, to all seven continents, observing and learning as much as she could about the world's thousands of bird species. The intensity and urgency of her quest were quickened when a cancer diagnosis led doctors to give her one year to live. Instead of succumbing to despair, Phoebe pursued her passion and strove to live what remained of her life to its fullest. Miraculously, she defied her death sentence, living on to see more of the world and more new birds for 17 more years. Along the way, she faced other hazards: a brutal assault and rape in New Guinea, a shipwreck, earthquakes, and political upheaval, along with recurrences of malignant melanoma. But in the end she triumphed over adversity and fulfilled her lifelong dream by becoming the first person to see more than 8,000 of the world's birds - a remarkable achievement that required passion, knowledge, skill, dedication, and persistence. Both a lively chronicle of birding adventures and a profoundly moving human document, Birding on Borrowed Time is the memoir of a truly extraordinary woman.

The book includes 45 illustrations by renowned avian artist H. Douglas Pratt including 16 full-color plates.

  ABABORR $19.95
ABA Checklist: Birds of the Continental United States and Canada, Seventh edition      
The purpose of the ABA Check-list is to provide a complete, up-to-date list of the 957 bird species verifiably recorded in North America north of Mexico, as reviewed and compiled by the ABA Checklist Committee through July 2008. This checklist includes a list of all species' English and scientific names, their birding codes, space for birders to enter their "life list" data, and an annotated list of all species considered casual, accidental, extirpated, or certainly or probably extinct - those species marked as Code 4, 5, or 6. It includes all species native to the ABA area that can be verified, whether permanent resident, seasonal resident (breeding or non-breeding), regular visitor (non-breeding), or vagrant. Also included are those exotic (non-native) species with populations that are considered established.

Containing 957 species, with 33 species new to the Checklist since the previous edition, 3 species have been removed, several additions as a result of "splits," and 14 renamed species. Also includes detailed accounts of more than 200 species with the status Casual, Accidental or Cannot Be Found, outlining their status and distribution in the ABA area.

  ABACHECK $19.95
ABA Field Card - Bulk pricing      
This field list includes all regularly occurring species (code 1-3) in the ABA Checklist area. Species are listed according to the 7th edition of the American Ornithologists' Union's AOU Check-list, and its subsequent supplements. Folded card measuring 6.5 x 3.75.

updated as of July 2010.

  ABAFIELD $1.00
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to Florida, Fifth edition      
Florida is one of the most popular birding destinations in the Western Hemisphere—and it is well-served by the most popular birdfinding guide ever published, Bill Pranty's A Birder's Guide to Florida, released in 1996.

For international birders Florida offers an accessible, comfortable introduction to subtropical birding. North American birders savor Florida as the place to see species not found elsewhere in the US and Canada, such as Snail Kite, Short-tailed Hawk, Black-hooded Parakeet, Mangrove Cuckoo, Black-whiskered Vireo, or Florida Scrub-Jay. These are but a few of the Florida specialties that make a trip to the Sunshine State such an exciting adventure for all birders.

Bill Pranty, with the help of dozens of the state's birders, has now rewritten his acclaimed 4th edition. More than 330 birding sites are described, and more than 400 species accounts are now included.

A Birder's Guide to Florida's comprehensive introduction helps birders to understand seasonal bird distribution in Florida's various habitats. Whether you are hoping to see fairly common birds such as White-crowned Pigeon, or are searching for elusive birds such as Black Rail, or wish to be surprised by the discovery of an unconventional bird such as Scaly-headed Parrot, this birdfinding guide and your field guide are the only books you'll need!

ABA Lane Birdfinding Guides Series.

  ABAFL $25.95
A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas of North America      
The vast expanse of North America is home to more than 800 bird species, spread across an amazing variety of habitats. A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas is the first guide to cover North America city-by-city. The book's birding trips visit most of the major habitats on the continent, among them some of the best birding sites in the U.S. and Canada. The more than 400 sites described include close-in urban parks and preserves as well as more-distant locations up to two hours from the downtown center. Whether birding for two hours or an entire day, the birder will find specific directions and 160 maps to the most desirable birding sites in and around each city.

Cities covered are Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo/Niagara, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Halifax, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montréal, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, DC, and Winnipeg.

Each chapter was authored by a local birding expert (or team of experts), and was compiled and edited by Paul Lehman, former editor of ABA's Birding magazine and one of North America's most traveled and most knowledgeable birders.

This comprehensive guide to finding birds in North America's cities and environs will greatly aid any birder's search for breeding, wintering, and migrant species, vagrants, and other sought-after birds. A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas contains advice and directions for finding such species as Harlequin Duck, Snail Kite, Gyrfalcon, Spruce Grouse, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Yellow Rail, Rock Sandpiper, Atlantic Puffin, Northern Hawk Owl, Great Gray Owl, Red-cockaded and Three-toed Woodpeckers, Yellow-billed Magpie, California Gnatcatcher, Bicknell's Thrush, Le Conte's Thrasher, Cerulean and Swainson's Warblers, Baird's and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows, and many more.

  ABAMETRO $28.95
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to Michigan      

Many birders come to Michigan with the intention of adding Kirtland's Warbler to their life lists—but the state should by no means be dismissed as a "one-species wonder." Surrounded by four Great Lakes, Michigan boasts 3,000 miles of shoreline. Add the additional habitat afforded by 11,000 interior lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, and the largest state forest system in the nation, and it's not surprising that Michigan's official bird list now stands at 421 species.

Boreal breeders include such species as Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Purple Finch, and Red and White-winged Crossbills. Winter irruptions bring Northern Hawk, Great Gray, and Boreal Owls to the Upper Peninsula, and Snowy Owls statewide. And most winters at least one Gyrfalcon can be found hunting in the UP. A day of birding in May can produce a list of 20 or more warbler species, and summer breeders include Connecticut, Cerulean, and Yellow-throated Warblers, among others. Fall offers the spectacle of numerous loons, grebes, sea ducks, and jaegers at sites such as Whitefish Point, Presque Isle Lighthouse, Port Huron, Manistee, and Alpena, as well as thousands of migrating hawks on western Lake Erie.

A Birder's Guide to Michigan describes over 200 sites, with details on each site's birds, best seasons, and driving directions, accompanied by 200-plus maps. Thoroughly researched bar graphs describe the seasonal status and abundance of the state's regularly occurring species, and an annotated list of specialties will guide birders to some of North America's most sought-after species. A bonus is an appendix listing the state's amphibians and reptiles, butterflies and dragonflies, mammals, and orchids—Michigan is home to a stunning and sometimes rare assortment of these gorgeous plants.

This is the First edition (2004), second printing (2010).

ABA Lane Birdfinding Guides Series.

  ABAMI $28.95
ABA Regional Checklist: Bahamas and Turks & Caicos      
ABA Regional Checklist: Bahamas and Turks & Caicos. Covers Bahamas and Turks & Caicos. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13102]
  ABARBAH $1.00
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to the Rio Grande Valley, Fourth edition      
Weaving and etching its way from the snowmelt of southern Colorado, the Rio Grande winds through the mountains and deserts of the Southwest, bringing life to an arid land before reaching the Gulf of Mexico. A Birder's Guide to the Rio Grande Valley is designed to help you locate not only the specialty birds of the Rio Grande Valley—those not occurring elsewhere in North America—but also to find the more common birds of the region. Birding begins in the wonderland of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, detailing routes designed to help you make the most of your visit at any time of year. The guide deviates from “the Valley” to cover the Edwards Plateau, the Davis Mountains, the Pecos Valley, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Special attention is given to the world-renowned regional hotspots: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Big Bend National Park, the Davis Mountains, as well as the El Paso and Las Cruces, NM, areas. In addition to descriptions of over 230 birding sites, the authors—all of them long-time Texas birders—have completely updated the Annotated Checklist, covering more than 500 species. Fourth Edition
  ABARIO $25.95
ABA Regional Checklist: Northcentral United States      
ABA Regional Checklist: Northcentral United States. Covers North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13101]
  ABARNC $1.00
ABA Regional Checklist: Northeastern United States      
ABA Regional Checklist: Northeastern United States. Covers Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13100]
  ABARNE $1.00
ABA Regional Checklist: Pacific Coast States      
ABA Regional Checklist: Pacific Coast States. Covers California, Oregon, and Washington. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13095]
  ABARPAC $1.00
ABA Regional Checklist: Rocky Mountain & Great Basin      
ABA Regional Checklist: Rocky Mountain & Great Basin States. Covers Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13096]
  ABARRM $1.00
ABA Regional Checklist: Southcentral United States      
ABA Regional Checklist: Southcentral United States. Covers Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, and Arkansas. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13098]
  ABARSC $1.00
ABA Regional Checklist: Southeastern United States      
ABA Regional Checklist: Southeastern United States. Covers Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13099]
  ABARSE $1.00
ABA Regional Checklist: Southwestern United States      
ABA Regional Checklist: Southwestern United States. Covers Arizona and New Mexico. Checklists include all ABA-accepted birds reported in the area except those which are extinct, extirpated, or extremely rare. Single folded pocket-size sheet. [13097]
  ABARSW $1.00
A Birder's Guide to Southern California. Fifth edition      
All serious North American birders eventually end up in Southern California. This is not due to Hollywood, Disneyland, or Malibu beaches. The vast, varied topography that is Southern California has recorded over 555 naturally occurring bird species, many of which are near endemics to its geography. Each of Southern California's many habitats offers its own specialties, and this guide will help you to find them all. Sooner or later, dedicated birders must come to Southern California. The birding routes, with instructions and exact mileages between suggested stops, guide resident and visiting birders to hundreds of birding sites. New to this edition are chapters covering Kern River Valley, the rugged Clark Mountain wilderness, southeastern California's Blythe region, Sespe Condor Sanctuary, coastal Ventura County, and birding hot spots in suburban San Fernando Valley. All chapters from earlier editions and their locations have been revisited by the author and/or local bird authorities to test current conditions and confirm or revise birding information for accuracy. The maps, bar-graphs, and Specialties section all have been up-dated to ensure that the reader has effective tools at hand for contemporary birding. Brad Schram brings over 40 years of local birding expertise to this 5th edition of A Birder's Guide to Southern California. He and the devoted California birders who helped explain their local birding turf have created a birdfinding guide which will help you figure out where to go, when to go, and what you'll see when you get there.

Coverage of Southern California as far North as San Luis Obispo County, including Cumbria and Paso Robles in the West, and Death Valley in the East.

  ABASOCA $25.95
ABA Area Trip List. North America: Continental U.S., Canada, and Alaska      
New edition, 2013. Publication delayed, but scheduled to be available mid-December. Pre-order your copies now! 4 x 6 booklet. Lists regularly occurring North American species with some sub-species and identifiable forms. Conforms to the AOU Checklist, 7th edition. With 10 columns. Completely indexed. Newly updated, as of November 2013.
  ABATRIP $2.00
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to the Texas Coast, Fifth edition      
One of the world's premier birding destinations, the Texas coast is home to an amazing number of migrating and wintering birds, as well as many ""specialty"" resident and nesting species. The habitat diversity ranges from the Pineywoods to the Gulf prairies, from the coastal wetlands to the South Texas subtropics. The spring migration of neotropical birds along the boast is one of North America's most remarkable birding spectacles. And the region is host to some the nation's largest congregations of herons, egrets, rails, shorebirds, gulls, and terns at any season.

The long-awaited revision by Mel Cooksey and Ron Weeks, will be an indispensable as your field guide. There are Species Accounts for over 170 Texas specialties, and more than 70 new sites, for a total of over 200 birding stops, as well as bar-graphs for 388 regularly occurring Texas Coast species.

  ABATX $24.95
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to Virginia      
Virginia offers birders a wide range of habitats and a large selection of birds, with about 390 regularly-occurring species. Each region has its special sites, distinct habitats, and particular birds. A Birder's Guide to Virginia is divided into six major regions: Eastern Shore, Coastal Plain, Northern, Central, Southern Piedmont, and Southern Mountains and Valleys.

Over 70 major sites are described, ranging from the suburban parks of Alexandria and Arlington—close to Washington D.C.—to the remote back roads and reservoirs of southwestern Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Special attention is given to the major birding and tourist destinations: the Virginia end of the Delmarva Peninsula and popular Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Shenandoah National Park.

In an effort involving many Virginia Society of Ornithology members, who chose the sites and prepared the birding instructions, David W. Johnston has compiled a fascinating new birder's guide to Virginia. Over 70 major sites, with more than 45 maps, are included in this book. Each site description includes access and birding directions, habitat, and information about seasonal bird distribution.

Some of the more interesting birds of the state covered in the book include local winter visitors or residents from the north (such as Great Cormorant, Eurasian Wigeon, Rough-legged Hawk, Purple Sandpiper, and Little Gull), uncommon but findable summer residents (such as Mississippi Kite, Black Rail, King Rail, Brown Pelican, and Swainson's Warbler), and common breeding songbirds with a southern character (such as Acadian Flycatcher, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, and Summer Tanager).

A Birder's Guide to Virginia has an annotated checklist for about 425 species, and sections on pelagic birding, hawk-watching, and special species to be found in Virginia. Finally, the book has lists of butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals with notes on the status of each.

  ABAVA $23.95
ABA Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to Washington      
Originally published with a spiral binding, the text has been reprinted as a paperback. Few states show more dramatic contrasts in their environment than Washington. Elevations range from sea level to over 14,000 feet. Precipitation varies from over 200 inches annually on the Olympic Peninsula, nurturing a temperate rain forest and mountaintop glaciers, to a mere six inches in parts of the Columbia Basin, where near-desert conditions prevail. The primary reason for these contrasts is the Cascade Range, which runs from north to south the entire length of the state. Pacific storms slam into Western Washington for much of the year. The Wet Side is often cloudy and enjoys moderate temperatures at all seasons. East of the Cascades, Washington's Dry Side has a rain shadow climate. Summers are hot, winters cold; clear skies are the norm. Between these extremes, an array of aquatic and terrestrial communities supports a remarkable diversity of bird species. Typical of the Wet Side are Black-footed Albatross, Trumpeter Swan, Black Turnstone, Mew Gull, and Rhinoceros Auklet, while the Dry Side is home to the Spruce Grouse, Flammulated Owl, White-headed Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, and Brewer's Sparrow.

A Birder's Guide to Washington details hundreds of birding routes and sites in the state and adjacent areas in British Columbia, together with year-round access instructions and birding advice. Over 220 maps pinpoint the most productive destinations in the field and offer regional overviews to help with trip planning. An annotated checklist of 478 species recorded in the state through 2002 gives information about status and habitat associations, while the seasonal abundance/regional occurrence bar graphs will assist birders in locating regularly occurring species. Authoritative lists of Washington's mammals, herps, butterflies, and dragonflies are provided.

Members of the Washington Ornithological Society were instrumental in contributing site descriptions or information about their local areas as well as in field-checking the text and maps. Master Artist Tony Angell has illustrated the guide. A Birder's Guide to Washington, the eighteenth ABA Birdfinding Guide, is based on and expanded from Terence R. Wahl and Dennis R. Paulson's A Guide to Bird Finding in Washington, since 1971 the definitive source for birding the state.

  ABAWA $29.95
Let's Go Birding!      
All the information you need to get started as a birder. This user-friendly guide has been produced with the modern beginner in mind. The text encourages you to start birding right where you are - in the suburbs, in the big city, anywhere.
  13060 $4.95
Birding: "Building a Birder's Library"      
Volume XXV, Number 1. February 1993. This issue contains the 36-page article "Building a Birder's Library" by Richard Webster.
  10265 $5.00
Birding: Twentieth Anniversary Bird Photography Issue      
1989. 128 pp. Volume XXI, Numbers 1/2. Articles fall under the headings Getting Started, Untangling the Mysteries, Migrating to the Birds, Showing Your Photographs, and Birding Departments.
  10266 $12.50

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