Explore the world of birds with this highly-illustrated children's atlas. Which bird migrates the furthest? How do birds find a mate? What can we do to help endangered birds? Fully updated for its 25th anniversary, The Bird Atlas answers all these questions and more. This lavishly illustrated atlas for children is not your average guide to birds. It takes children on a tour, continent by continent, to meet the birds of the world. Within each section, the book travels through different biomes, such as mountains, deserts, and rivers; and specific regions, from the Mediterranean to the Everglades, Galapagos, and Himalayas. The Bird Atlas is packed with beautiful, life-like illustrations of birds from all over the world, with maps showing precisely where they are found. There are many books that can tell you toucans live in the Amazon rainforest, but this book shows where in the vast habitat you could spot the species. Every continent is introduced with an overview of the ecology, climate, and landscape; and the typical and record-breaking birds that live there. The book also explains the anatomy of a bird, traces migration routes, and highlights endangered species.
Ten years in the making, The Kentucky Breeding Bird Atlas presents the results of a seven-year survey of all birds that nest in the Bluegrass State, providing photographs of each species. This work summarizes the distribution and abundance of these bird species, and describes such recent phenomena as the invasions of the Blue Grosbeak and House Finch and the notable decline of other familiar species. Introductory material outlines the methodology used to complete the survey and summarizes its results. Of particular interest, this work helps to document the effect human alteration of the landscape has had on our bird populations. Some of the most common and widespread species in Kentucky today, for example, may have been among the most rare only two hundred years ago. Information for each species includes its current and historical status in the state, habitat preferences, specific details of the construction and placement of nests, and other pertinent aspects of nesting biology. Results of the survey are organized by physiographic region and degree of forestation. For rare or locally distributed species, more specific details concerning individual breeding records are given. Accompanying maps plot each species' distribution and abundance within the state. An additional section briefly summarizes the former status of twelve extinct or extirpated species. The Kentucky Breeding Bird Atlas is sponsored by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission and the Nongame Wildlife Program of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in cooperation with the Kentucky Ornithological Society.
Provides breeding distribution information for each of Arizona's nesting bird species, with a color photo of the species, a range map, descriptive text and graphs with nesting habitat information, and a timeline chronicling each bird's breeding phenology and migratory status in Arizona.
"The Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas represents the efforts of 180 volunteers who diligently sought out birds over a period of six years, observing their behavior and locating active nests and fledged young throughout the state, whether in tallgrass prairies, riparian forests, or wetlands. In addition to these efforts, Busby and Zimmerman gathered a wealth of information relating the volunteers' observations to ecological factors affecting the birds' habitat selection.".
This is a comprehensive historical record of all free-ranging bird species known to be breeding in Georgia around the beginning of the new millennium. The atlas profiles 182 species, from the sociable House Wren to the secretive Black Rail; from the thriving Red-shouldered Hawk to the threatened Wilson's Plover. The atlas is the result of a systematic survey conducted from 1994 to 2001, the massive collaborative effort of several private organizations, public agencies, and many individuals. It offers a wealth of information critical to bird-conservation efforts and provides a baseline so that changes to species ranges, numbers, and other significant aspects of each species' status can be better understood. Each species account includes: Color photograph of the bird Information on the bird's habitat and life history, distribution, population trends, and conservation status. Details discussed include diet, nesting habits, life cycle of the young, predators, and interactions with humans. Color distribution map showing the state's six ecoregions and indicating possible, probable, and confirmed breeding Graphs showing population trends, when appropriate Also included are chapters on the survey methodology, results of the surveys, influence of the physical environments of the state on bird distribution, changes in the avifauna since European settlement, and bird conservation.
"The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas"—the first comprehensive statewide survey of Iowa's breeding birds—provides a detailed record of the composition and distribution of the avifauna of the Hawkeye State. The atlas documents the presence of 199 species, 158 of which were confirmed breeding. This landmark volume will alert Iowans to the limited distribution of numerous species and serve as a guide to the management practices—such as forest and wetland management, set-aside programs, reduction in farm chemical use, and crop diversity—which could help insure that many future changes are positive ones. "The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas" provides a welcome and much-needed baseline for future comparisons of changes in Iowa's birdlife and, by extension, the lives of all animals in the state.
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
Situated on one of the major Palearctic-African migration routes, Israel is an area of tremendous interest to ornithologists. This book is the most complete, up-to-date reference on bird distribution in, and migration through, Israel, compiled by a foremost authority. The book especially distinguishes those subspecies found in Israel, and includes hundreds of maps and diagrams detailing seasonal occurrence. The addition of hundreds of color photographs ensures that this book will become the most significant work on birds of this fascinating region.Special Features Include: * The most detailed, up-to-date account of the distribution and migration of birds in Israel ever published * Over 500 species described * Written by the foremost authority on the subject * Maps for all the major species * Over 400 color photographs
"[R]eports the results of fieldwork in Santa Clara County from 1987 to 1993 . . . undertaken to determine the current status of all species of birds known to be breeding in the county. These data have been augmented with additional field observations reported from 1994 to 2005"--Introduction.
In 1974, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife launched a five-year survey to map the distribution of all the birds that breed in the Commonwealth - the first such comprehensive effort in North America. Nearly 600 volunteers spent countless hours in the field collecting data. This landmark volume presents the results of their efforts. The book includes distribution maps showing possible, probable, and confirmed breeding areas for 198 Massachusetts nesting species on a grid of 989 tensquare-mile blocks. Opposite each species map is a summary account giving historical perspective, relative abundance, habitat, seasonal schedule, nest, egg, and song descriptions, clutch size, egg dates, number of broods, and other pertinent details. Each species account is illustrated with a scrupulously accurate, watercolor portrait by award-winning nature artists John Sill and Barry Van Dusen. The book also includes a set of six transparent overlay maps in an attached pocket that allow the reader to correlate key environmental factors with the distribution of nesting species. Introductory sections describe the atlas survey methodology, and two appe
This milestone book is the first comprehensive survey of the geographical distribution of West Virginia's many breeding birds. More than three hundred volunteer birders systematically combed the Mountain State's forests, wetlands, mountains, and farmlands over a six-year period to collect the data that forms its basis. Detailed range maps are provided for 171 species of birds and two hybrids. Each map is accompanied by a summary of the bird's breeding range, population trends from the USFWS Breeding Bird Survey, and a discussion of factors affecting the Atlas results. Acetate map overlays allow the reader to compare bird distribution with geographical and ecological features of the state.
The Missouri Breeding Bird Atlas Project, conducted from 1986 through 1992, sought to document the status and distribution of the bird species that breed in Missouri. The primary goal was to develop a distributional map for each species that depicts as accurately as possible its true breeding range in the state. The resultant information was intended to: 1) provide baseline data against which future changes in the status and distribution of Missouri's breeding birds could be measured, 2) determine the location of rare species, 3) identify significant habitats and 4) develop a factual database to assist environmental planners in making wise decisions about resource use in Missouri. During the process of collecting the distributional and status information, data were also obtained on species' abundance, breeding phenology and Brown-headed Cowbird brood parasitism. --from Introduction (p. 1).
It is with thanks to the unstinting efforts of a small team of workers in Botswana (Africa), and to the meticulous keeping and analysis of records by the author, that ornithologists and conservationists have a work which will serve as a baseline of bird distribution. The Bird Atlas of Botswana summarizes the records collected. The information is introduced by an extensive and well-researched introductory set of chapters covering the ornithology, geology, botany, and geomorphology of Botswana. This sets the scene for the distribution maps which follow, showing not only the distribution in Botswana, but also seasonal abundance and movements there, as well as the distribution of each species throughout Africa.
Kenya, a country only the size of Texas, has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa. This atlas is an explanatory overview of Kenya's 1065 species, essential both to the birdwatcher as a means of finding birds and interpreting the significance of field observations, and to the ornithologist as a standard reference work.