Birds of Southern California
Author: Kimball Garrett, Jon Lloyd Dunn, Brian E. Small
Publisher: R.W. Morse Company
This pocket-sized guide features over 550 stunniing color photographs of the birds of Southern California along with their descriptions, voice, behavior, and where and when to find each species. Local bird habitats are described as well as the basics of observing and identifying birds.
Birds of California
Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Our Nature Field Guides
Focusing on birds of California, this field guide features full-color photographs and information, organized by color, to help readers quickly and easily identify the birds they see.
Wild Birds of California
Author: David Lukas
Publisher: Companion Press (Santa Barbara, CA)
More than 600 species - about two thirds of the birds found in North America - inhabit, migrate, or visit California. This extensively illustrated volume celebrates the usual and the unusual birds in their wildlife homes.
Birds of Northern California
Author: David Fix, Andy Bezener
Publisher: Renton, WA ; Edmonton : Lone Pine Pub.
Learn about 320 species of Northern California birds in fascinating detail. Descriptions, illustrations and range maps help you identify birds and understand their habits. A checklist helps you keep a list of your birding accomplishments. Perfect for beginner birders and beyond.
This easy-to-use handbook is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. A perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds. 120 color plates.
This is a great guide for people who are often active outdoors, and who are usually curious about birds that they encounter, but are not always dedicated birdwatchers
The Northern California coast--from Monterey County to the Oregon border--is home to some of the richest avian habitats on the North American continent. Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast provides a comprehensive ecological overview of this extensive and diverse region. It features detailed discussions of the area's most common waterbirds, raptors, and landbirds and highlights the most productive birding sites in each Northern California coastal county. Accessibly written and user-friendly, this guide contains nearly 250 species accounts that focus on seasonal rhythms and behavioral characteristics of each species. More than 130 color photographs and hand-drawn sketches depict the birds in context, and maps and occurrence charts indicate when readers might spot each species.
For more than a century, the National Park Service, private individuals, and small businesses have constructed a variety ofstructures on America's national parklands. Some were guided by the architectural style of the day, while others looked to the surrounding landscape for inspiration. InThe National Park Architecture Sourcebook, architect and longtime preservation advocate Harvey H. Kaiser takes readers on an architectural tour of the remarkable variety of man-made structures that dot the landscapes of these spectacular mountains, valleys, deserts, and coastlines. Organized by region,The National Park Architecture Sourcebook is unique and comprehensive guidebook to America's most significant historic park-based architectural treasures. Kaiser leads readers beyond the rustic lodges ofYellowstone and Yosemite found in typical guide books to those special places where history, form, and natural beautyhave combined to create moments of architectural magic or enduring symbols of patriotism and heroic action such as theStatue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, Fort Sumter, and the USS Arizona. Blending facts, anecdotes,and personal observations based on many thousands of miles of travel, Kaiser evokes the spirit of these places while offering a solid understanding of why national park architecture occupies a significant and unique place in American history. In one accessible, engaging, and easy-to-use volume, readers can find historical context, directions, factual information, and succinct architectural descriptions for more than two hundred places of interest across the U.S. Designed in aconvenient paperback format, this guidebook is an invaluable resource for the traveler, design professional, student, or anyone interested in learning more about the historic architectural treasures of our national park system.
Birds of the Salton Sea
Author: Michael A. Patten, Guy McCaskie, Philip Unitt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a huge bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly this environment is close to collapse from several environmental threats. This book describes the more than 450 species and sub-species.
Birds of Northern California
Author: David E. Quady, Jon Lloyd Dunn, Kimball L. Garrett
Publisher: R.W. Morse Company
Designed for beginning and experienced birders. David Quady and his nationally acclaimed fellow authors have written text for the over 390 species of birds that are found from Monterey County to the northern border of California in our best-selling format: Description, Similar Species, Seasonal Abundance, Where to Find, Habitat, Diet and Behavior, Voice and Did You Know. More than 500 photographs illustrate species, often in different plumages. The photos have been selected and reviewed by the team of authors for regional accuracy. Two maps illustrate key birding spots and the northern California habitats. A ten page habitat section introduces the sixteen unique geographic regions that support the bird diversity of northern California and highlight the importance of habitat conservation. A Quick Guide to Local Birds, at the front of the book, provides an easy reference to the pages that provide a complete description of the different birds.
California has it all for birders--lush coastal coniferous forests, dry chaparral, oak woodlands, grasslands, alpine slides, riparian valleys, watered suburbs, and desert scrubs. Hundreds of types of birds nest in the Golden State or stop by seasonally on migration routes. California has one of the largest state and federal parks programs, as well as extensive protected wildlife areas, which preserve and protect bird habitats. From geese and ducks, herons and storks, eagles, hawks, and owls to hummingbirds, warblers, and sparrows, California is one of the finest birding destinations on earth. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California includes more than 300 species birders are most likely to see in the state. Illustrated with nearly 450 crisp, color photographs, it includes clearly written descriptions along with tips of when and where to see birds penned by an expert Californian birder. It's the perfect companion for anyone interested in the amazing diversity and beauty of California's birds.
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