A guide to the status, abundance, seasonal occurrence, and habitat preference of 459 species of birds recorded in the county. Includes species accounts and bar graphs, descriptions and maps of birding areas in and around Phoenix, plus a birding calendar and a History section discussing changes in status of birds and their habitats over the past 50 to 100 years. Third edition. New in this edition: Updated maps and Birding Areas of Phoenix and Scottsdale, plus N., S., E., and W. of Phoenix; plus color photos of the birding areas and of birds. A 'Changes' section about all the changes in birdlife and habitats since the second edition in 1997. A 'Habitats' section with photos in color of the different habitats. A section of color photos of almost all of the 33 species that have been added to the County List since 1972. 94 pages of updated Species Accounts and Bar Graphs of the 459 species that have been recorded in Maricopa County.