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Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

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In the last thirty years, the Upper Texas Coast has become a “must go” destination for birders around the globe. This book will serve as an essential companion to the customary field guide and pair of binoculars for all visitors to Houston, High Island, Galveston, Freeport, or any of the area’s other exciting birding spots. It also places the birdlife of the region, a seven-county area with a larger bird list than forty-three states, into historical and ecological contexts.

Authors Eubanks, Behrstock, and Weeks—all recognized authorities on the migrant and resident birds of this region—present a thorough introduction to the area’s history, physiography, and avifauna. Then, in generous discussions of bird families and species, they synthesize years of records, tracking the comings and goings of more than 480 birds and incorporating their own lifetimes of experience to create an “ornithological mosaic” of lasting significance.

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Editorial Reviews

Paul Kerlinger

“It is a wealth of knowledge and is more detailed and in depth, as well as better constructed, than virtually all other such treatises.”--Paul Kerlinger
Houston Chronicle
A landmark in ornithology. . . . I've already dog-eared multiple pages, passionate to learn more about birds I've watched and studied for a lifetime. Moreover, I'm thrilled to have a reference book about birds on my home turf.
—Gary Clark
Texas Books in Review
. . . the three dedicated authors have made a spectacular contribution with Birdlife [in] Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast that will provide countless hours of enjoyable and instructive reading and learning . . . .
Texas Birds Annual 2007
The Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast has been eagerly anticipated for years by students of Texas avifauna. The authors provide us now with an ornithological history of a region, which had been inadequately covered previously. Their years of combined field experience and careful search through published and unpublished sources now puts at our fingertips a tremendous resource on the birdlife in this region both past and present . . . So much information is contained between the covers that serious Texas birders will find this book a must for their libraries regardless of the fit. I am very pleased to add it to mine.
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Meet the Author

TED L. EUBANKS JR. is president of Fermata Inc., a nature tourism, national trails, and wildlife-watching consulting business. A resident of Galveston, he is a recipient of the Roger T. Peterson Excellence in Birding Award.ROBERT A. BEHRSTOCK is an Arizona-based biologist, writer, photographer, and nature tour leader.RON J. WEEKS is a chemical engineer at Dow Chemical Company in Lake Jackson and a subregional editor for North American Birds.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2007

    Expensive and VERY FEW photos

    For the price, this book would have been much better and enjoyable if it had more pictures instead of so much description. It's like reading a text book.

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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