A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey

A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey

by William Boyle
     
 

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New Jersey is one of the smallest and most densely populated states, yet the remarkable diversity of its birdlife surpasses that of many larger states. Well over 400 species of birds have been recorded in New Jersey and an active birder can hope to see more than 300 species in a year.William J. Boyle has updated his classic guide to birding in New Jersey, featuring

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New Jersey is one of the smallest and most densely populated states, yet the remarkable diversity of its birdlife surpasses that of many larger states. Well over 400 species of birds have been recorded in New Jersey and an active birder can hope to see more than 300 species in a year.William J. Boyle has updated his classic guide to birding in New Jersey, featuring all new maps and ten new illustrations. The book is an invaluable companion for every birder - novice or experienced, New Jerseyan or visitor.

A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey features:

More than 130 top birding spots described in detail
Clear maps, travel directions, species lists, and notes on birding
An annotated list of the frequency and abundance of the state's birds, including waterbirds, pelagic birds, raptors, migrating birds, and northern and southern birds at the edge of their usual ranges
A comprehensive bibliography and index

The guide also includes helpful information on:

Birding in New Jersey by season
Telephone and internet rare bird alerts
Pelagic birding
Hawk watching
Bird and nature clubs in the state

Author Biography: William J. Boyle, Jr., a chemist by profession, was regional editor for American Birds (now North American Birds) for nineteen years and was coeditor of Birdfinding in Forty National Forests and Grasslands. He has spent almost thirty years exploring every corner of New Jersey for the study and enjoyment of its birdlife.

Editorial Reviews

U.S. 1
Just in time, Rutgers University Press has re-issued a classic birding guide written especially for New Jersey. . . . First published in 1986, this successful work has been brought smartly up-to-date for the millennial 2002. . . . Boyle's detailed descriptions cover more than 130 New Jersey birding 'hot spots' in welcome detail, even to the color of tree blazes and recommended footgear for treks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813530857
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/02/2002
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,234,470
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.25(d)

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