Atlas of Wintering North American Birds: An Analysis of Christmas Bird Count Data

Atlas of Wintering North American Birds: An Analysis of Christmas Bird Count Data

by Terry Root, Chandler S. Robbins
     
 

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The Atlas of Wintering North American Birds represents the effects of thousands of people who have participated in the Christmas Bird Counts, an annual event sponsored since 1900 by the National Audubon Society. Unlike a conventional field guide, the Atlas doesn't show what birds look like, but rather tells where to find them in the winter months.

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The Atlas of Wintering North American Birds represents the effects of thousands of people who have participated in the Christmas Bird Counts, an annual event sponsored since 1900 by the National Audubon Society. Unlike a conventional field guide, the Atlas doesn't show what birds look like, but rather tells where to find them in the winter months.

Terry Root has used the data from the 1963-72 counts to provide the first large-scale biogeographical account of birds wintering in North America. Using sophisticated computer techniques, Root has translated the data into both traditional contour maps and innovative new maps that stimulate three dimensions. The maps show at a glance that, for example, the Baltimore Oriole winters primarily along the eastern seaboard, with the densest populations in Florida between Tallahassee and Gainesville and in North Carolina from Rocky Mount to the Croatan National Forest.

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Shows where to find birds in the winter months. Includes maps indicating both range and abundance for 253 bird species; 96 additional maps with special interpretations; more than 500 species accounts commenting on the primary wintering areas of each bird, its habitat and winter ecology, and rare or anomalous sightings; coverage of the 48 contiguous states and southern Canada; and transparent overlays that show state and province boundaries, weather statistics, latitude and longitude, and locations of national wildlife refuges in the United States. Cloth edition $60. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226725406
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
Theoretical Astrophysics Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Terry Root is assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan.

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