Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia

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Despite their small sizes, Maryland and Washington, DC, possess a vast range of environments—from the high peaks of the Allegheny Ridges to the low marshes of the Chesapeake Bay. Home to 200 nesting bird species, these habitats are under constant threat from urban sprawl, changing farming practices, and the degradation of coastal wetlands. The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia documents the impact of these environmental changes on the region’s bird population and ...

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Overview

Despite their small sizes, Maryland and Washington, DC, possess a vast range of environments—from the high peaks of the Allegheny Ridges to the low marshes of the Chesapeake Bay. Home to 200 nesting bird species, these habitats are under constant threat from urban sprawl, changing farming practices, and the degradation of coastal wetlands. The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia documents the impact of these environmental changes on the region’s bird population and discusses the recovery of the endangered Bald Eagle and the new confirmation of breeding by three species—the Common Merganser, the Ruddy Duck, and the Double-crested Cormorant.

Species accounts, each with a stunning color photograph, provide detailed coverage of the habitats, biology, and relative abundance of mid-Atlantic nesting birds. Up-to-date maps reflect changes in their breeding ranges and distributions over the past two decades. Of perhaps greatest value are the comparative analyses with data from the first statewide survey conducted in the 1980s.

Treasured by birders—and an invaluable reference for ornithologists, conservationists, and land use planners—this book will significantly influence our understanding and management of avian species in the region for the next decade.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Guardian - Ian Paulson

An invaluable reference... This book will significantly influence our understanding and management of avian species in the region for the next decade. A must have for birders of the region!

Maryland Yellowthroat - Scott Weidensaul

This is likely to remain the gold-standard reference on Maryland’s birds—at least until a third atlas appears in, say, 2030.

Audubon Naturalist News - Stephanie Mason

My favorite new naturalist reads these days if the 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Ibis - Christopher J. Butler

This book is a well-produced and impressive reference to the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. It is particularly valuable for illustrating changes in the avifauna of the region during the last 20 years and contains a wealth of information that will be of interest to both amateurs and professionals... I highly recommend the 2nd Atlas to anyone with an interest in the birds of the mid-Atlantic seaboard of the USA.

Choice

Highly recommended.

Guardian
An invaluable reference... This book will significantly influence our understanding and management of avian species in the region for the next decade. A must have for birders of the region!

— Ian Paulson

Maryland Yellowthroat
This is likely to remain the gold-standard reference on Maryland’s birds—at least until a third atlas appears in, say, 2030.

— Scott Weidensaul

Audubon Naturalist News
My favorite new naturalist reads these days if the 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

— Stephanie Mason

Choice

Highly recommended.

Ibis
This book is a well-produced and impressive reference to the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. It is particularly valuable for illustrating changes in the avifauna of the region during the last 20 years and contains a wealth of information that will be of interest to both amateurs and professionals... I highly recommend the 2nd Atlas to anyone with an interest in the birds of the mid-Atlantic seaboard of the USA.

— Christopher J. Butler

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801895760
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter G. Ellison is the project coordinator of the Maryland and D.C. Breeding Bird Atlas Project at the Maryland Ornithological Society.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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