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.

Book of Texas Birds

Author: Gary Clark
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623494322
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Genre: Nature

Drawing on the knowledge and insight gained from a lifetime of watching, studying, and enjoying birds, this book is full of information about more than four hundred species of birds in Texas, most all of which author Gary Clark has seen first hand. Organized in the standard taxonomic order familiar to most birders, the book is written in a conversational tone that yields a wide-ranging discussion of each bird’s life history as well as an intimate look at some of its special characteristics and habits. Information regarding each species’ diet, voice, and nest is included as well as when and where it can be found in Texas. Magnificent photographs by Kathy Adams Clark accompany each bird’s entry. For those just beginning to watch birds to those who can fully relate to the experiences and sentiments communicated here by a veteran birder, this book reveals the kind of personal connection to nature that careful attention to the birds around us can inspire.

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!

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.

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.

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.

The Upland and Webless Migratory Game Birds of Texas

Author: Leonard A. Brennan
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623494995
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Nature

Authored by some of the state’s top wildlife scientists, The Upland and Webless Migratory Game Birds of Texas presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive information covering twenty-one species of game birds. Ranging from the most well-known, like the Wild Turkey and Mourning Dove, to the marsh-loving rails and other more elusive species, these birds have widespread appeal among both hunters and birders and underscore the diverse challenges facing wildlife scientists, land managers, and conservationists in Texas today. From cultural significance to taxonomy and evolutionary history, this volume provides a wealth of background information on these species. Additionally, the book offers illustrated species accounts, detailed range maps, and information about habitat and management requirements, hunting regulations, and research priorities. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of these game birds and the array of terrestrial and wetland landscapes key to their survival. This will serve as a convenient and thorough reference volume for wildlife biologists and enthusiasts, as well as landowners and hunters.

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.

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.

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.

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds Second Edition

Author: Mark W. Lockwood
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623491437
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Nature

“. . . includes some stunning images of Mexican and less-well-known Texas species . . . the authors have provided a unique and elegant publication that is truly an important contribution to Texas ornithology.” --Great Plains Research “Everyone interested in Texas birds must have the Handbook of Texas Birds, a marvelous book. It is full of up-to-date information about Texas birds that cannot be found in one place anywhere else. [The annotations] are full of good information that anyone interested in birds will sooner or later refer to when trying to better understand their own yard’s birds or species seen in various other locations throughout the state.”--Victoria Advocate “The useful and attractive guide includes 140 color photos and more than 600 maps detailing where each species can be found in Texas.”--Abilene Reporter-News “. . . an attractive handbook that birders, both serious and casual, will find valuable when visiting this state with its very diverse avifauna. . . Given the increasing popularity of birding as a pastime for young and old, this book should be in the natural history of most public libraries and colleges.”--Choice

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.

Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country

Author: W. Rufus Stephens
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623494414
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre: Nature

After years of working with landowners, land managers, naturalists, county officials, and others about wildlife management and land stewardship for birds in the Texas Hill Country, biologist Rufus Stephens and educator Jan Wrede teamed up to write a practical guidebook on how to improve habitat for birds on both small and large properties throughout the Hill Country. Because each bird species has specific needs for cover, food, water, nesting, and rearing their young, the book is organized by Hill Country habitat types: wooded slopes and savannahs; grasslands; rivers and creeks; canyons, seeps, and springs; tanks and ponds; plus residential backyards. Each chapter contains an in-depth discussion of common problems and possible solutions for developing optimum habitat. The book showcases 107 species in their habitats with color photographs and a short descriptive account of how to know the bird and care for its habitat. Three additional chapters on predator control, deer management, and cedar management offer detailed information on these special issues that impact the presence of birds throughout the region. As a comprehensive guide to habitat assessment, identification of birds and the habitats they use, plus stewardship practices that will benefit these birds, Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country offers landowners the ideal “how to manual” for writing an effective Wildlife Tax Valuation plan. By helping readers recognize and evaluate habitat health and then use appropriate habitat enhancement practices, the authors hope to inspire and enable widespread and effective bird conservation in the Texas Hill Country. And as bird populations flourish, so do the populations of other wildlife.

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.