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The first comprehensive guide since 1939 to the status and distribution of Wyoming's avifauna. The book provides detailed information for over 400 bird species known to have occurred in Wyoming through 2008. Each full-page resident species account features a species photo and distribution map, while the non-resident section provides insight on regular migrants and rarities.
Introductory chapters authored by state experts give an in-depth look at the state's ornithological history, vegetative landscapes, and avian conservation efforts. Habitat-focused sections by regional experts provide a broader view of management and conservation issues within Wyoming's dominant sagebrush, montane forest, and shortgrass prairie ecotones. Birds of Wyoming fills the niche for a state-based reference that will be useful to a wide range of professional disciplines and amateur birders. Governmental land managers as well as local and out-of-state birders alike will benefit from the easily accessible information (and literature references in most cases) in each species account.
Preface Acknowledgments Dedication History of Wyoming Ornithology by Jane Dorn Conservation of Birds in Wyoming by Bob Oakleaf, Andrea Orabona, and Alison Lyon-Holloran Stand-Replacement Fire: For the Birds? by Richard Hutto Sagebrush by Terry Rich Shortgrass Prairie Management by Scott Gillihan Landforms and Vegetation by Robert Dorn Information on Species Accounts Species Accounts Other Species Reported for Wyoming Contributing Photographers Index
Doug Faulkner is a Midwesterner by birth, but has spent the majority of his adult life in the western United States. His interest in wildlife started at an early age in Indiana and became an obsession for birds while taking an ornithology course at Ball State University where he completed bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife biology. Doug has worked on bird research projects in 10 western states, Costa Rica, and Mexico. He spent six years at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory before taking a position with the University of Wyoming to work on Birds of Wyoming full-time. Doug is currently a biologist at SWCA Environmental Consultants, Inc., in their Broomfield, Colorado, office.