Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada

Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada

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by Ted Floyd
     
 

The first state-wide inventory of breeding birds in Nevada

Nevada�s diverse landscape, which ranges from lofty alpine peaks to marshy wetlands, saline playas, sagebrush-covered steppes, and lush agricultural valleys, is home to a surprising number and variety of bird species. The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada documents the results of a…  See more details below

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The first state-wide inventory of breeding birds in Nevada

Nevada�s diverse landscape, which ranges from lofty alpine peaks to marshy wetlands, saline playas, sagebrush-covered steppes, and lush agricultural valleys, is home to a surprising number and variety of bird species. The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada documents the results of a statewide survey of breeding birds undertaken between 1997 and 2000. The book presents 275 species of birds that breed in the state, with a description of each bird; an analysis of its breeding distribution in Nevada; discussion of its conservation status; a line drawing by artist Ray Nelson; a map illustrating its distribution throughout the state; and summary statistics on its breeding status, habitat distribution and abundance.

The atlas, a project of the Great Basin Bird Observatory, has as its major objective the quantification of the diversity and grandeur of Nevada�s bird life. It also addresses questions about the management and conservation of bird populations in the state, range limits, the impact of bird population changes, and the future prospects of various species, given current and projected patterns of land use. The book reflects meticulous and lengthy research by some of the state�s most respected ornithologists and a corps of dedicated volunteers, and it is an invaluable resource for scientists, birders, conservationists, and anyone interested in the rich natural heritage of Nevada.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874176957
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
03/09/2007
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
965,574
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)

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Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Chuck_L More than 1 year ago
This book describe not only the appearance of birds found in the Silver State, but also their distribution, habitat, ecology, and even personalities. The entry on Clark's Nutcracker is memorable. The maps are a wonder, based on fairly thorough analysis of the rugged topography of this state, with very fine-scale predictions. It's a big book, definitely not a field guide, but a great resource for following up at the end of the day on those birds seen in the field.