Introduction to California Birdlife

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Introduction to California Birdlife describes the representative birds in California's seven major bioregions: ocean, seashore, coastal ranges, Central Valley, mountains and foothills, Great Basin, and deserts. The perfect book for beginning and intermediate enthusiasts, it will also appeal to experienced naturalists who would like to learn more about the habitat affinities, ecological niches, and seasonal cycles of California birds.
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Overview

Introduction to California Birdlife describes the representative birds in California's seven major bioregions: ocean, seashore, coastal ranges, Central Valley, mountains and foothills, Great Basin, and deserts. The perfect book for beginning and intermediate enthusiasts, it will also appeal to experienced naturalists who would like to learn more about the habitat affinities, ecological niches, and seasonal cycles of California birds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520242548
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2005
  • Series: California Natural History Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 393
  • Sales rank: 1,455,999
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jules Evens, principal of Avocet Research Associates, is a field biologist who has specialized in California birds for 25 years. He is author of The Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula (revised edition, 1993). Ian Tait is a wildlife photographer whose work has appeared in scientific and popular journals as well as museum exhibits. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.

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Table of Contents

An overview of California birdlife 1
Seabirds and the marine environment 39
Birds of the shoreline 79
Birds of the coast ranges 115
Birds of the central valley and delta 153
Birds of mountains and foothills 187
Birds of the Great Basin 227
The deserts' birds 261
Checklist of California birds 295
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