364 pages, Line illus, 450 maps, tabs
Based on the North American Breeding Bird Survey, this major work shows the distribution and abundance of birds in the USA and Canada, south of latitude 51 degrees north. There are maps showing relative abundance for over 450 species, tabular information for all 530 species (including data for northern Canada and Alaska), and text focusing on species of conservation concern or with major population changes in recent years. A key reference.
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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