Author: Jan L. Wassink
Publisher: Mountain Press
Release Date: 1991-01
Bird-watchers from the novice to the experienced will appreciate this easy-to-use field guide to the birds of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho. Includes 240 stunning color photographs of 191 bird species, each in its natural surroundings.
Stretching from Alaska to New Mexico, a wide variety of birds can be found in the Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountain Birds is the ideal pocket-sized, folding guide for the eco-tourist or wilderness expert. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar bird species found from Alberta to Colorado. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and a back panel map highlighting the state's eco-regions and prominent birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this is the guide to take on your next Rocky Mountain adventure.
"Part I outlines the habitats, ecology, and bird geography of the Rocky Mountains north of the New Mexico-Colorado border, including recent changes in the ecology and avifauna of the region. It provides detailed lists of major birding locations and guidance about where to search for specific Rocky Mountain birds. Part 2 considers all 328 regional species individually, with information on their status, habitats and ecology, suggested viewing locations, and population."--Back cover
Author: Scott Roederer
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 2002
Rocky Mountain National Park is a destination for birders from around the world. No other locale offers such ready access to the pristine high-elevation habitat required by species such as White-tailed Ptarmigan, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, Blue Grouse, Gray Jay, Black Swift, Northern Pygmy-owl, Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Band-tailed Pigeon, and Pine Grosbeak. In Birding Rocky Mountain National Park, author Scott Roederer takes you on a tour of the Park's best birding areas. In great detail, he describes where to find the most sought-after birds of the montane forests and alpine tundra. From when to go to where to park, he'll lead you to specific places to find White-tailed Ptarmigan on Trail Ridge Road and to an out-of-the-way part of the Park where Black Swifts are regularly sighted roadside. He'll show you how to make the most of an all-too-short vacation by telling you where to find the best birding for the most species. Join him on a world-class birding adventure to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Author: Isabella L. Bird
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Eloquent descriptions by a middle-aged Englishwoman — traveling alone in the Colorado Rockies during 1873 — of flora and fauna, isolated settlers, vigilance committees, lynchings, and other fascinating subjects.
This habitat-based guide is written for both novice and long-time birders to use in the Northern Rockies. Color photographs illustrate the species and graphics supply information on seasons, migration, residents. Text includes physical description, mating, nesting and fledging behaviors, and especially in what type of domain to seek each species.
Author: Paul A. Johnsgard
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 1992-03-01
"This comprehensive reference work . . . describes in detail 354 species found in a 353,000 square mile area, from the 40th parallel in Colorado north to the 52nd parallel in Canada; from the western border of Idaho to the eastern boundaries of Montana and Wyoming. . . . Here a visitor to any of the major national parks in the Rocky Mountain region can have quick access to the abundance and seasonality of a given species. In addition, a comprehensive introduction describes the predominant life zones of the region, and over a dozen maps illustrate such significant features as precipitation patterns, vegetation community types, and major physiographic provinces. The book is well written and an essential guide for the birder who visits the Rockies."?Indiana Audubon Quarterly Birds as common as the bobwhite and blue-winged teal and as rarely seen as the great egret are featured in Paul A. Johnsgard's informative book, profusely illustrated with drawings and color plates.
An illustrated narrative that interweaves the shifting seasons of the Northwest Coast with the experiences of a conservation biologist surveying thousands of kilometres of open ocean in order to uncover the complex relationships between humans, marine birds and the realities of contemporary biodiversity. At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast combines the natural and human histories of Pacific Northwest marine birds with Caroline Fox's personal story of her life as a conservation scientist. Accompanied by vivid images, drawings and both archival and modern photography, the narrative follows the author as she sails the coast, documenting marine bird diversity and seasonal shifts in community assemblages. This unique story captures the natural splendour and rich variety of marine birds feeding, breeding and undertaking spectacular, often trans-equatorial migrations along the Northwest Coast. Introducing some of the most fascinating yet poorly understood species, including albatrosses, puffins and cranes, this compelling read calls attention to the urgent conservation challenges faced by marine birds and their ecosystems, as well as their historically complex relationship with human society.
Author: Thomas E. Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1995-10-19
The apparent decline in numbers among many species of migratory songbirds is a timely subject in conservation biology, particularly for ornithologists, ecologists, and wildlife managers. This book is an attempt to discuss the problem in full scope. It presents an ambitious, comprehensive assessment of the current status of neotropical migratory birds in the U.S., and the methods and strategies used to conserve migrant populations. Each chapter is an essay reviewing and assessing the trend from a different viewpoint, all written by leaders in the fields of ornithology, conservation, and population biology.
Make bird watching in Montana even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Montana. This book features 136 species of Montana birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.