The most ambitious edition yet of the Texas Ornithological Society checklist of Texas birds now includes range maps and color photographs of the birds much of the world comes to Texas to see. Based on the work of the Texas Bird Records Committee over almost three decades, The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds provides authoritative annotations on the abundance, status, and distribution of all species encountered in Texas; lists rare, introduced, and hypothetical species in the appendices; and offers a comprehensive reference section.
* Covers 623 species of birds currently listed for Texas
* With expert descriptions of the occurrence of each species
* Plus convenient range maps and distribution details for each species
* Plus 140 color photographs by well-known bird photographers of Texas specialties, rarities, and species of conservation concern
A one-stop source of information on Texas birds, The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds is an essential companion for bird enthusiasts.
About the Author:
MARK W. LOCKWOOD is secretary of the TOS Texas Bird Records Committee and editor of the Texas regional report for North American Birds. He is a biologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife in Alpine, Texas, and the author of Birds of the Texas Hill Country and Learn About . . . Texas Birds. BRUSH FREEMAN is past vice president of the Texas Ornithological Society and a member of the Texas Bird Records Committee. He is a founding committee member of the Great Texas Birding Classic and in 1995, with Petra Hockey, set a state Big Year birding record. He lives in Elgin, Texas.
Table of Contents
|List of Photographs||viii|
|The Texas List and Its Nomenclature||xv|
|Status and Abundance Definitions||xvii|
|Natural Areas of Texas||xix|
|An Annotated List of Species||1|
|Appendix A||Presumptive Species List||221|
|Appendix B||Non-accepted Species||223|
|Appendix C||Exotics and Birds of Uncertain Origin||227|
|Appendix D||List of Review Species||229|
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