Handbook of Oregon Birds: A Field Companion to Birds of Oregon

Overview

Handbook of Oregon Birds is a portable, field-friendly guide to the seasonal status and distribution of Oregon birds.

A condensation of the status and distribution material from Birds of Oregon: A General Reference, the definitive source for Oregon ornithology, the book provides a quick but detailed field reference for birders who want to know a bird's status, seasonal patterns of occurrence, basic habitat information, and movements. The Handbook also includes comprehensive new ...

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Overview

Handbook of Oregon Birds is a portable, field-friendly guide to the seasonal status and distribution of Oregon birds.

A condensation of the status and distribution material from Birds of Oregon: A General Reference, the definitive source for Oregon ornithology, the book provides a quick but detailed field reference for birders who want to know a bird's status, seasonal patterns of occurrence, basic habitat information, and movements. The Handbook also includes comprehensive new breeding and winter maps, as well as the most up-to-date status of vagrants, displaying their seasonality and geographic occurrence in graphs and maps.

Although not an introductory identification book, Handbook of Oregon Birds includes many features that newer birders will appreciate, including the maps, short summaries, and ID notes for difficult-to-identify species. A specially commissioned set of paintings by wildlife artist Ramiel Papish and a selection of color photographs provide identification aids that are an improvement on standard field guides for such challenges as flying alcids and immature swallows.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870715716
  • Publisher: Oregon State University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,310,065
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hendrik G. Herlyn works as a freelance translator in the fields of ornithology, forestry, and natural science. He is a contributor to Birds of Oregon and to Oregon Birds and American Birds magazines and field editor for the Audubon Society of Corvallis. He has participated in ornithological projects in Europe and North America.

Alan Contreras has studied the birds of Oregon for over thirty years. He is past president of Oregon Field Ornithologists and has written and edited several books on Oregon birds, including Northwest Birds in Winter and Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Acknowledgments 13

Species Accounts 15

Anseriformes 15

Galliformes 36

Gaviiformes 41

Podicipediformes 43

Procellariiformes 47

Pelecaniformes 56

Ciconiiformes 60

Falconiformes 66

Gruiformes 76

Charadriiformes 80

Columbiformes 131

Cuculiformes 143

Strigiformes 135

Caprimulgiformes 142

Apodiformes 144

Coraciiformes 151

Piciformes 152

Passeriformes 160

Sources 283

Checklist to the Pelagic Birds of Oregon 284

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