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Birds of the Southwest provides detailed information on identification, habitat preferences, voice, seasonal occurrence, and abundance of more than 450 species of birds found in the southwestern deserts, coasts, and mountains of Arizona, New Mexico, southern California, and southern Nevada. Each species description is accompanied by a map showing the range and distribution of that species, and color photographs aid in identification. In addition, directions are provided for more than four hundred localities where species can be found.
With its complete coverage of avian abundance and distribution in all habitats of the Southwest and its unique listing and description of major birding localities, including photographs of fifty sites, Birds of the Southwest will be an important reference for the beginner and the experienced birder alike.
About the Author:
John H. Rappole is a research scientist with the Conservation and Research Center of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park, Front Royal, Virginia. He is coauthor of Birds of Texas: A Field Guide, also published by Texas A&M University Press, and has written several other volumes on bird identification and migration.