Designed for beginning birders and nature enthusiasts alike, this easy-to-use guide presents sixty-one of the most common species of birds in the greater Atlanta area.
The guide features large color photographs throughout for immediate identification and is conveniently organized by bird size, starting with very small birds, such as the ruby-throated hummingbird, and progressing to larger species, such as the great blue heron. Information for each bird species includes common and scientific names, distinguishing marks and characteristics, and descriptions of bird calls, typical habitats, and nesting and feeding behaviors. Accounts also show variations in plumage according to sex, age, and season. The perfect companion for every backyard birder, Common Birds of Greater Atlanta also serves as an excellent introduction to birding, bird identification, and conservation.
About the Author
Jim Wilson is the author of five bird identification guides including Common Birds of Coastal Georgia (Georgia). He is past president of the Atlanta Audubon Society and served as Important Bird Areas coordinator for the state of Georgia from 2000 to 2006. Anselm Atkins edited the Atlanta Audubon Society’s newsletter Wingbars for sixteen years and is also author of the books Nature Through a Lens Brightly and The Notebooks of Lana Skimnest.
Table of Contents
Species Accounts (arranged by size)
Very Small Size (3"-5")
Ruby-crowned Kinglet / Golden-crowned Kinglet
Small Size (5"-6")
House Finch / Purple Finch
Downy Woodpecker / Hairy Woodpecker
Medium Size (6"-10")
Large Size (10"-17")
Very Large Size (17"-38")
Great Horned Owl
Black Vulture / Turkey Vulture
Great Blue Heron
Checklist of Common Birds of Greater Atlanta