A Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina

A Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina

by John O. Fussell
     
 

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A popular destination for bird-watchers from across the country, the coastal region of North Carolina is a seasonal home to approximately 400 species of birds, some of which are found more easily here than anywhere else in the United States. A Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina is the first guide to the prime bird-watching spots of the Tar Heel coast

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A popular destination for bird-watchers from across the country, the coastal region of North Carolina is a seasonal home to approximately 400 species of birds, some of which are found more easily here than anywhere else in the United States. A Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina is the first guide to the prime bird-watching spots of the Tar Heel coast and nearby areas—including national seashores, national forests and wildlife refuges, state parks and game lands, and other public areas. Written for both casual and serious birders, the book features detailed site guides to the entire coastal region, including the Outer Banks. John Fussell provides an annotated checklist, habitat information, and bar graphs indicating seasonal abundance for all regularly occurring species. The book also includes a chapter on the 140 most sought-after species on the coast. Fussell describes the best places and conditions—seasonal, weather, and tidal—for finding these popular varieties. Detailed maps of most of the major birding sites complement the text.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Indispensable for anyone planning to visit the North Carolina coast.

Wilson Bulletin

This book has everything to help a birder find the coastal North Carolina birds.

Virginian Pilot & Ledger-Star

An indispensable resource for anyone interested in the bird life of the North Carolina coast.

Marcus B. Simpson, Jr., author of Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Exhaustive and inspiring.

Claudia Wilds, author of Finding Birds in the National Capital Area

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807844533
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
07/29/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.58(d)

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From the Publisher
This book has everything to help a birder find the coastal North Carolina birds.—Virginian Pilot & Ledger-Star

Indispensable for anyone planning to visit the North Carolina coast.—Wilson Bulletin

An indispensable resource for anyone interested in the bird life of the North Carolina coast. Packed full of information, the guide is well-organized and easy to read. As the acknowledged authority on the region's bird life, Fussell has summarized a lifetime of field experience for his readers, providing them with comprehensive descriptions of the best bird watching spots in the area and with a wealth of detail about the species that inhabit the richly diverse ecosystems of the coast.—Marcus B. Simpson, Jr., author of Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Exhaustive and inspiring, this wonderful book will tempt every birder to move to the North Carolina coast to explore at length its rich avifauna and inviting habitats.—Claudia Wilds, author of Finding Birds in the National Capital Area

Meet the Author

John O. Fussell III, a biologist, lives in Morehead City, North Carolina. He is author of Finding Birds in Carteret County.

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