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Introduction to California Birdlife

Field / Identification Guide

Series: California Natural History Guides Volume: 83

By: Jules Evens and Ian Tait

348 pages, 150 col illus, 1 line illus, 7 maps

University of California Press

Paperback | Jun 2005 | #152205 | ISBN: 0520242548
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Hardback | Jun 2005 | #152204 | ISBN: 0520238613
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Describes the representative birds in California's seven major bioregions: ocean, seashore, coastal ranges, Central Valley, mountains and foothills, Great Basin, and deserts. It explains key relationships among weather patterns, plant communities, and the ecological rhythms of these habitats and shows how these factors relate to the distribution, behavioral adaptations, and environmental challenges of its birds.

This is the first book on California birds that is based on habitats. I would have loved to have it when I started birdwatching in 1958! I would have read it cover to cover a dozen times and slept with it under my pillow. - Steve Laymon, Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Land Management"


Table of Contents Contents Preface Overview of California's Birds Seabirds and the Marine Environment Birds of the Shoreline Birds of the Coast Ranges Birds of the Central Valley and Delta Birds of Mountains and Foothills Birds of the Great Basin The Desert's Birds Checklist of California Birds Glossary References Index

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Jules Evens, principal of Avocet Research Associates, is a field biologist who has specialized in California birds for 25 years. He is author of The Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula (revised edition, 1993). Ian Tait is a wildlife photographer whose work has appeared in scientific and popular journals as well as museum exhibits. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.

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