In Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle Harry Fuller shows you how and where to squeeze more precious minutes of birding into your life. Ostensibly, you are driving up or down the I-5 corridor on a business or family trip. But your eyes are constantly scanning the sky, the fence posts and the open country, and your binoculars are on the back seat.
In this book, Harry Fuller describes hundreds of birding sites beside or a short distance off the freeway. Now you can snag a few minutes of birding while you stretch your legs! His route goes via I-80 (or US101 to CA37 to I-80) from San Francisco to Sacramento (including the I-505 cut off), then up I-5 all the way to Seattle, Washington. Over 100 detailed maps, an index and informative essays are included.
Harry approaches birding from a new angle, taking our busy lifestyles into consideration. His book mirrors existing regional guides but will be geared for the birder on the road, including milepost data, which exit to use for which locale, driving times, seasonal information on species and road conditions. Note that even some National Wildlife Refuges have NO freeway exit warnings.
Freeway Birding author Harry G. Fuller is an unrelentingly devoted birder, and for over two decades he has shared his passion by leading field trips in California, Oregon and Washington.
In his new book, Harry reaches out to the frustrated freeway-traveling birder with a little time to spare on the way from here to there, from a few extra minutes to a few extra hours. Learn how and where to find the birds within a few miles of the freeway corridor, so that one or more short stints of birding can be easily worked into your otherwise uninspiring interstate travels.
A handy reference for locals and visitors alike! Driving directions and 104 maps, Descriptions of facilities and habitats, Lists of species and their seasonality, Includes informative essays.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1, San Francisco
Chapter 2, North Bay Area
Chapter 3, East Bay Area
-Essay: Yellow-billed Magpie
Chapter 4, Bay to Valley Connector
-Essay: Calliope Hummingbird
Chapter 5, Lower Sacramento Valley 'Wedge'
Chapter 6, The Sacramento Valley
Chapter 7, Far Northern California
-Essay: Great Gray Owl Chapter 8, Southern Oregon
Chapter 9, Central Oregon
-Essay: Spotted Owl
Chapter 10, Northern Oregon
- Essay: Lewis & Clark
Chapter 11, WA South of Puget Sound
-Essay: Puget Sound
Chapter 12, Puget Sound Area, Tacoma & Seattle
-Essay: Range Change
Chapter 13, Specialty Species
Bird Festivals and Walks