Birds of Texas

Author: John H. Rappole
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0890965455
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Nature

"W.L. Moody, Jr., natural history series ; no. 14." Guide to 622 birds found in Texas with information on habitat preferences, abundance, seasonal occurance, and more.

Backyard Birds of Washington

Author: Bill Fenimore
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423605683
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

For more than a century, the National Park Service, private individuals, and small businesses have constructed a variety ofstructures on America's national parklands. Some were guided by the architectural style of the day, while others looked to the surrounding landscape for inspiration. InThe National Park Architecture Sourcebook, architect and longtime preservation advocate Harvey H. Kaiser takes readers on an architectural tour of the remarkable variety of man-made structures that dot the landscapes of these spectacular mountains, valleys, deserts, and coastlines. Organized by region,The National Park Architecture Sourcebook is unique and comprehensive guidebook to America's most significant historic park-based architectural treasures. Kaiser leads readers beyond the rustic lodges ofYellowstone and Yosemite found in typical guide books to those special places where history, form, and natural beautyhave combined to create moments of architectural magic or enduring symbols of patriotism and heroic action such as theStatue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, Fort Sumter, and the USS Arizona. Blending facts, anecdotes,and personal observations based on many thousands of miles of travel, Kaiser evokes the spirit of these places while offering a solid understanding of why national park architecture occupies a significant and unique place in American history. In one accessible, engaging, and easy-to-use volume, readers can find historical context, directions, factual information, and succinct architectural descriptions for more than two hundred places of interest across the U.S. Designed in aconvenient paperback format, this guidebook is an invaluable resource for the traveler, design professional, student, or anyone interested in learning more about the historic architectural treasures of our national park system.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395921384
Release Date: 1998-06-12
Genre: Nature

All the birds of Texas and most of those found in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are illustrated here in 60 plates that show key features. Descriptions of 542 species, silhouttes, and comparisons of similar species help with accurate identification.

Of Birds and Texas

Author: Stuart Gentling
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292728349
Release Date: 2001-11-15
Genre: Art

As Audubon's "Birds of America" was the most magnificent ornithological publication of the 19th century, "Of Birds and Texas" may rightfully claim that honor for the 20th. A.C. Greene praised it as "the most stunning and prodigious book in Texas history (and possibly forever)." 50 color plates.

Chasing Birds Across Texas

Author: Mark T. Adams
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585442968
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Genre: Nature

The author tells of his trek across thousands of miles of Texas territory to explore nearly five hundred different species of birds and their habitats.

Basic Texas Birds

Author: Mark W. Lockwood
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292793187
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Nature

Finding all the birds in Texas can be a lifetime pursuit. Basic Texas Birds, an easy-to-use field guide, will help you identify over 180 species of birds that are found across the state, including a selection of the rarer "Texas specialties" that draw birders to Texas from around the world. These are the birds that form the basis of a birder's life list for Texas. Basic Texas Birds is organized by bird families to aid in identifying any bird you see in the wild. It is loaded with resources, including: 200 full-color, close-up photos of the birds State-of-the-art range maps—the most accurate of any currently available—that show each species' distribution within the state Up-to-date species accounts that provide a wealth of current and historical information, including each bird's appearance, habitat, status, and distribution, and that also identify similar species A glossary of terms used in bird identification A list of selected readings for learning more about birds found in Texas The Texas Ornithological Society's list of birds documented in Texas Much more convenient for identifying common birds than a comprehensive state or national field guide, Basic Texas Birds is a must-have resource for both beginning and experienced birders.

The Birds of Texas

Author: John L. Tveten
Publisher: Shearer Pub
ISBN: CORNELL:31924067982813
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Birds

The Birds of Texas, by John L. Tveten, offers bird watchers something no field guide ever has: outstanding color photography and authoritative information on Texas birds put together in a beautifully crafted book.

Birds of Northeast Texas

Author: Matt White
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585441937
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

The Birds of Northeast Texas is an annotated guide, for both novice and experienced birders, to the 390 species of birds that have been reliably recorded in northeast Texas. It is designed to augment field identification with commentary on status, distribution, and occurrence in this orinthologically rich region, which includes twenty-two counties in the state. Brief introductory chapters introduce the area’s geography and habitats and give readers an idea of where the best birdwatching spots are. The species accounts explain each species’ status, distribution, and period of occurrence in the region. They often also include a short narrative about habitat preference, unusual records, or some other interesting or unique aspect of a particular species. The species accounts are followed by lists of poorly documented “hypothetical” species, extinct species, and introduced species. A vibrant color section highlights the region’s “specialty” birds, as well as rare finds. It is often difficult to obtain information about the abundance of birds that regularly migrate through an area or about those that visit only rarely. Books like this one, about the local status and distribution of birds, are particularly important for both casual and serious birders who want to learn more about the species in their area. Northeast Texas is a popular destination for many people seeking various types of outdoor recreation, such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. As the area becomes better known for its surprisingly rich number of species, serious birders from around the country will want to add the region’s specialties and migrants to their bird lists.

The Tos Handbook of Texas Birds

Author: Mark Lockwood
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585442844
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Nature

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds provides authoritative annotations on the abundance, status, and distribution of all species encountered in Texas; lists rare, introduced, and hypothetical species in the appendices; and offers a comprehensive reference section.

Birds of Texas Field Guide

Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventurekeen
ISBN: 1591930456
Release Date: 2004-04
Genre: Nature

THIS BOOK MAKES BIRD IDENTIFICATION EASIER, MORE INFORMATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE. CONTAINS 170 SPECIES--ONLY TEXAS BIRDS!

Birds of Texas

Author: Keith A. Arnold
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
ISBN: CORNELL:31924105559144
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

Located on the migratory paths of many western hemisphere species, Texas is a birding mecca. This beautifully illustrated field guide features over 400 species either common or particularly notable in the Lone Star state. Descriptions of each bird, as well as the illustrations and range maps, help you identify birds and understand their habits. A checklist helps you keep a list of your birding accomplishments.

Birds of Texas

Author: Fred Alsop
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 0789483882
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Photographs, illustrations, and text help identify more than six hundred species of birds found in Texas, providing information on each species' markings, eating habits, distribution, behavior, nesting, and conservation concerns.

Birds of the Texas Hill Country

Author: Mark W. Lockwood
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292788290
Release Date: 2010-07-05
Genre: Nature

Situated in the center of a state renowned for its abundant and varied birdlife, the Texas Hill Country provides habitat for 420 resident and migratory species, including the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo. Mark Lockwood, a biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, has monitored these and other bird populations throughout the Hill Country for many years. In this book, he offers a complete, up-to-date guide to the status and distribution of every bird species reliably reported on the Edwards Plateau. The species accounts focus on four key characteristics of each bird: relative abundance, distribution within the region, habitat, and timing of occurrence. In addition, Lockwood discusses species that have been reported, but not documented, in the Hill Country, as well as those that might be expected to occur. For birders and ornithologists less familiar with the region, Lockwood also gives a general introduction to the ecology of the Edwards Plateau and to the flora and birdlife found in eighteen parks and birding areas.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544022133
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Nature

Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 578 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of Texas.