The American Southwest offers prime habitat for hummingbirds. Indeed, of the sixteen species of hummingbirds resident in North America, all but one either nest in or migrate through the region. In Hummingbirds of the American West, birding authority Lynn Hassler Kaufman describes in detail the field marks, behavioral characteristics, and habitat requirements of each species. Extraordinary color photographs also capture these fascinating birds in flight, feeding, and nesting. Hummingbirds of the American West identifies prime locations in the deserts and "sky island" mountain ranges of the American Southwest where avid birders are most likely to encounter these remarkable creatures. For resident bird lovers who also have a green thumb, Lynn Hassler Kaufman describes how to create a "hummingbird garden" with native plants that are sure to attract their attention. 60 color photographs.
About the Author
Lynn Hassler has been birding for over 25 years. She is the author of Birds of the American Southwest and Hummingbirds of the American West. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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