Oregon has a rich and diverse fauna: 425 species of native terrestrial vertebrates breed in Oregon and 93 additional species visit the state during winter or migration. Another 98 species show up occasionally and 27 exotic species have been introduced, bringing Oregon's total wildlife diversity to 643, or just under a third of all species found in the United States and Canada.
The Atlas devotes a full page to each amphibian, reptile, breeding bird, and mammal species native to the state, plus 15 commonly seen introduced species.Each page features
-- a drawing and measurements for each species,
-- a computer-generated map linked to a high-resolution land-cover map that shows where that particular species can be expected to occur in appropriate habitats within Oregon,
-- notes with the most current information on habitat, reproduction, food habits, and ecology of each species, as well as global range and status,
-- selected references for additional information.
As an added feature, inserted into a pocket on the back cover is large-format 26" x 38" folded map of Oregon's wildlife habitats that will allow for easy and accurate use of the Atlas.
The Atlas of Oregon Wildlife is a unique resource: aninvaluable reference tool, an excellent teaching aid, and a handy compendium of current knowledge on the state's wildlife. From the common deer mouse to the elusive spotted owl and the Northwestern salamander, this comprehensive guide provides basic information on Oregon wildlife in a manner that both lay and professional readers will find extremely useful and interesting.