The Summer Atlas of North American Birds

The Summer Atlas of North American Birds

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This is an atlas of detailed maps based on survey data showing the distribution of North American birds in summertime. It includes 350 maps of the most common species, covering the majority of the birds on the North American breeding list, with tabular information of species too locally distributed to map effectively.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 364 pages
  • 203.2 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 1,125g
  • Poyser
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour maps, tables, references, index
  • 0125646607
  • 9780125646604

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vi Foreword vii Preface ix Chapter 1. Overview of the Breeding Bird Survey 1 Chapter 2. Analysis of the Breeding Bird Survey data-creating the maps 7 Chapter 3. Relative abundance maps 15 Chapter 4. Annotated list of species, habitats, and areas with high relative abundance values 253 Chapter 5. Conservation issues and population trends 317 Appendix A. Common and scientific names 337 Appendix B. Selected bird-finding guides, breeding bird atlases, and other references 343 Appendix C. Cited references and suggested readings 349 Appendix D. Birding ethics 353 Index 355
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Review quote

The maps provide an unprecedented level of information, and far surpass the general picture given by distribution maps in field guides... This book gives us a true indication of the health, or lack thereof, of bird populations and is an attractive and a necessary addition to any birder's library. iana Audubon Society This book will be consulted internationally and should be in all of the World's major libraries... If bird-distribution maps fascinate you, or you have any interest in North American birds, you will need to acquire this book and refer to it regularly. -- J.T.R. Sharrock British Birds The Atlas will be immediately useful to bird watchers and researchers wanting to locate prime study areas within a species' range as well as to conservationists interested in identifying strongholds for declining species... I found the maps fascinating and informative... The Atlas provides the best information on the abundance of North American birds. -- James Briskie Ibis For many years, surveys of breeding birds have been conducted throughout most of North America, but most of us cannot easily access and analyze the data. Now Jeff Price, Sam Droege and Amy Price have done it for us... This level of detail does allow a better understanding than most other sources of information on where birds nest. -- Barry Kent MacKay Toronto Star A superb collection of 377 colour photographs, each carefully captioned, should prove an invaluable aid to the field identification of the 43 species covered here. -- David Tomlinson New Scientist
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