American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California [Scratch and Dent]

by Jaramillo, Alvaro; Photography by Brian E. Small

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American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California [Scratch and Dent]

by Jaramillo, Alvaro; Photography by Brian E. Small

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Field Guide=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identifying the birds
Received damaged from supplier. Bumped corners, etc.The most comprehensive and up-to-date photographic field guide devoted to the birds of Colorado.

From the tiny rufous hummingbird to the majestic bald eagle, Colorado is home to more than 496 types of birds, making it one of the finest birding destinations in the world. Preserved habitats created by local, state, and national authorities have helped foster and protect nesting sites for hundreds of species, 235 of which are featured in their natural habitats, from Great Plains to Rocky Mountains, in this ornithological guide. The birds are organized by type from waterfowl to finches and appear in beautiful color photographs accompanied by clear and concise introductions, identification tips, and habitat and birdsong descriptions. The book also includes a complete state bird checklist and a directory of birding destinations, making this field guide the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning more about the natural history of Colorado and the diversity of the state's birds and where to see them.

500 beautiful color photographs featuring over 250 bird species in natural habitats; Clear and concise introduction, identification, habitat, and birdsong text; Tips on when and where to see species; Organized by type of bird from waterfowl to finches; Complete state checklist, detailed state map, index, and quick index; Perfect portable book for beginning to intermediate birders

About the authors: Ted Floyd is the editor of Birding, the American Birding Association's (ABA) flagship publication, and an instructor with the ABA's Institute for Field Ornithology program. He has published widely on birds and ecological topics and is the author of Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America and a coauthor of Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada. He is a frequent speaker at birding festivals and ornithological meetings and has organized birding trips and conducted workshops throughout North America. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado. Brian E. Small is a professional bird and nature photographer with more than 20 years of experience. His father, Dr. Arnold Small, was one of the founding members and a former president of the ABA. He lives in the Los Angeles area.A photographic field guide devoted to identifying the birds of California. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California includes more than 300 species birders are most likely to see in the state. Illustrated with nearly 450 crisp, color-photographs, it includes clearly written descriptions along with tips of when and where to see birds penned by an expert Californian birder.

California has it all for birders - lush coastal coniferous forests, dry chaparral, oak woodlands, grasslands, alpine slides, riparian valleys, watered suburbs, and desert scrubs. Hundreds of types of birds nest in the Golden State or stop by seasonally on migration routes. California has one of the largest state and federal parks programs, as well as extensive protected wildlife areas, which preserve and protect bird habitats. From geese and ducks, herons and storks, eagles, hawks, and owls to hummingbirds, warblers, and sparrows, California is one of the finest birding destinations on earth. It's the perfect companion for anyone interested in the amazing diversity and beauty of California's birds.

ISBN: 9781935622505

Publisher: Scott & Nix

Year of Publication: 2015

Page Count: 352

Shipping Weight: 1.90