Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution

Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution

by Edward C. Beedy
     
 

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This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features… See more details below

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This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen.

In addition to characterizing individual species, Birds of the Sierra Nevada also describes ecological zones and bird habitats, recent trends in populations and ranges, conservation efforts, and more than 160 rare species. It also includes a glossary of terms, detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography with over 500 citations.

Editorial Reviews

Birding Magazine

"A book like Birds of the Sierra Nevada reaffirms your faith in how birding can dovetail with conservation, and in what birding can do for our collective sense of meaningful communion with nature."
The Union

"Presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada."
BirdWatching

"[This] book will deepen the experience of visits to the range for serious ornithologists and casual hikers alike."
West Marin County - Claire Peaslee

"A thorough, accessible text embracing a massive and diverse region of California. . . . [The book] distills wisdom from many people who love both the avifauna and the high country and will inspire many of us to follow in their tracks."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520274945
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Pages:
446
Sales rank:
708,355
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.84(d)

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