Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail: Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail: Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

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by Ted L. Eubanks Jr., Robert A. Behrstock, Seth Davidson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585445347

ISBN-13: 9781585445349

Pub. Date: 04/04/2008

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


The Texas coast offers rich avian treasures for expert birders and beginners alike, if only they know where to look. For those familiar with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s maps to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, this book on the Upper Texas Coast offers more—more information, more convenient and detailed maps, more pictures, more

Overview


The Texas coast offers rich avian treasures for expert birders and beginners alike, if only they know where to look. For those familiar with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s maps to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, this book on the Upper Texas Coast offers more—more information, more convenient and detailed maps, more pictures, more finding tips, and more birding advice from one of the trail’s creators, Ted Lee Eubanks Jr., and trail experts Robert A. Behrstock and Seth Davidson. For those new to the trail, the book is the perfect companion for learning where to find and how to bird the very best venues on this part of the Texas coast.

In an opening tutorial on habitat and seasonal strategies for birding the Upper Texas Coast, the authors include tips on how to take advantage of the famous (but elusive) fallouts of birds that happen here. They then briefly discuss the basics of birding by ear and the rewards of passive birding before turning to the trail itself and each of more than 120 birding sites from the Louisiana-Texas border, through Galveston and Houston, to just south of Freeport. Advice oninding bird groups

While not intended as a field identification guide, the book contains more than 175 color photographs of birds and their coastal habitat, giving readers an excellent feel for the trail’s diversity and abundance. Whether you are making your annual spring pilgrimage to Texas, leisurely traveling with the family along the coast, or wondering what to do during a layover in Houston, using this book as your guide to the trail will greatly enhance your birding experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585445349
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Series:
Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
1,084,262
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Birding the Trail     19
Big Thicket Loop     21
Sabine Loop     53
Trinity Loop     71
San Jacinto Loop     85
Anahuac Loop     91
Bolivar Loop     109
Galveston Loop     131
Texas City Loop     147
Clear Lake Loop     155
Buffalo Bayou Loop     171
Katy Prairie Loop     181
Bluewater Loop     199
Coastal Plains Loop     207
Brazoria Loop     217
San Bernard Loop     231
Bird Index     239
General Index     249

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Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail: Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LCMcCarty More than 1 year ago
This book is very specific to the Texas Coastal birding trails and has some lovely photos and great information. Easy to read