Common Birds of Coastal Georgia

Author: Jim Wilson
Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
ISBN: 0820338281
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Ideal for amateur birders, nature enthusiasts, and visitors to the Atlantic coast, this guide presents 103 species of birds commonly seen on the beaches and in the marsh and inland areas of Georgia's coastal region. The guide features large color photographs for easy and immediate identification and is divided into three sections that reflect distinct types of coastal habitats--backyards, ponds and marshes, and shore and ocean. Within these three sections, the species are arranged by size of bird, from smaller birds, such as painted buntings, to larger ones, such as brown pelicans. Information for each bird species includes common and scientific names, distinguishing marks and characteristics, and descriptions of bird calls, typical habitats, and nesting and feeding behaviors. Accounts also show variations in plumage according to sex, age, and season. A perfect companion for residents and visitors alike, Common Birds of Coastal Georgia also serves as an excellent introduction to birding, bird identification, and conservation.

Common Birds of Greater Atlanta

Author: Jim Wilson
Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
ISBN: 0820338257
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Designed for beginning birders and nature enthusiasts alike, this easy-to-use guide presents sixty-one of the most common species of birds in the greater Atlanta area. The guide features large color photographs throughout for immediate identification and is conveniently organized by bird size, starting with very small birds, such as the ruby-throated hummingbird, and progressing to larger species, such as the great blue heron. Information for each bird species includes common and scientific names, distinguishing marks and characteristics, and descriptions of bird calls, typical habitats, and nesting and feeding behaviors. Accounts also show variations in plumage according to sex, age, and season. The perfect companion for every backyard birder, Common Birds of Greater Atlanta also serves as an excellent introduction to birding, bird identification, and conservation.

Birds of Georgia

Author: John W. Parrish, Jr.
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub. International
ISBN: 9768200057
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Full of interesting facts and useful information, Birds of Georgia is a field guide geared to both the casual backyard observer and the experienced naturalist. The book features over 300 of Georgia's most abundant or notable bird species, each one illustrated in color.

Marsh Mud and Mummichogs

Author: Evelyn B. Sherr
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820347677
Release Date: 2015-05
Genre: Nature

"This book," writes marine biologist Evelyn B. Sherr, "is meant to give others an understanding of the fascinating life of the region, from the smallest creatures in marsh mud and estuarine water, to the mummichogs and multitudes of other animals that find food and shelter in the vast expanses of marsh grass, in the sounds, and along the beaches of the Georgia Isles." Sherr not only spent years doing research in coastal Georgia, she began her family there. Although Sherr's career would take her around the world, this special place stuck with her. Here she shares her deep knowledge of the remarkable environment that she, her scientist husband, and their two children explored time and again. Dr. Sherr is the ideal companion with whom to discover coastal Georgia. She points out its swimming, running, flying, drifting, and wriggling wildlife--and tells how it all exists in balance in a landscape subject to its own daily ebbs and flows, its own seasonal cycles. As we learn about Georgia's distinctive intertidal salt marshes, subtidal estuaries, and open beaches and dunes, Sherr reveals the creatures that support--and are supported by--these habitats: the microbes in estuarine water and in marsh mud; the zooplankton swarming in the tidal rivers and sounds; and numerous fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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.

Common Coastal Birds of Florida and the Caribbean

Author: David W. Nellis
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 156164191X
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: Nature

This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing zone where the sea meets the land and want to understand the birds that frequent this special habitat in Florida and the islands to the south. Author David Nellis reveals the birds found along the beaches, among the mangroves, even up the rocky Caribbean cliffs. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coast, Dr. Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest. Each bird has its own ecological niche--manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits--and territorial competition between species is a constant. This book shows the great variety of specialization behaviors developed by these birds to adapt to this unique environment. Over 250 photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits never before so fully illustrated.

Georgia s Amazing Coast

Author: David Bryant
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820325333
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

Fun and learning come together in Georgia's Amazing Coast, an inviting collection of one hundred short, self-contained features about the flora, fauna, and natural history of that fascinating place where land meets sea. Each page includes a full-color illustration and breezy, fact-filled commentary on coastal wildlife from fifty-foot-long northern right whales to single-cell plankton, from shy coyotes to overbearingly sociable sand gnats. Readers will learn about the lifespan of the gopher tortoise, the acting talents of the hognose snake, the health benefits of eating pawpaws, the importance of tidal fluctuations, and much more. Written for the general reader, yet solidly researched, Georgia's Amazing Coast will spark our sense of wonder and inspire us to learn even more about our natural heritage and what all of us can do to preserve it.

The World of the Salt Marsh

Author: Charles Seabrook
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820343846
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Nature

The World of the Salt Marsh is a wide-ranging exploration of the southeastern coast--its natural history, its people and their way of life, and the historic and ongoing threats to its ecological survival. Focusing on areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Charles Seabrook examines the ecological importance of the salt marsh, calling it "a biological factory without equal." Twice-daily tides carry in a supply of nutrients that nourish vast meadows of spartina (Spartina alterniflora)--a crucial habitat for creatures ranging from tiny marine invertebrates to wading birds. The meadows provide vital nurseries for 80 percent of the seafood species, including oysters, crabs, shrimp, and a variety of finfish, and they are invaluable for storm protection, erosion prevention, and pollution filtration. Seabrook is also concerned with the plight of the people who make their living from the coast's bounty and who carry on its unique culture. Among them are Charlie Phillips, a fishmonger whose livelihood is threatened by development in McIntosh County, Georgia, and Vera Manigault of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a basket maker of Gullah-Geechee descent, who says that the sweetgrass needed to make her culturally significant wares is becoming scarcer. For all of the biodiversity and cultural history of the salt marshes, many still view them as vast wastelands to be drained, diked, or "improved" for development into highways and subdivisions. If people can better understand and appreciate these ecosystems, Seabrook contends, they are more likely to join the growing chorus of scientists, conservationists, fishermen, and coastal visitors and residents calling for protection of these truly amazing places.

Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561644902
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

"Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas" satisfies a beachcomber's curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide covering beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects. Full-color photos. Maps.

Birds of Coastal South Carolina

Author: Roger S. Everett
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 076432845X
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Nature

The coast of South Carolina is a spectacular place to observe our winged friends. Many species are to be found there, both resident and those that are passing through on their annual migrations. This new book, by noted bird photographer Roger Everett, captures the birds found along South Carolinas shore in beautiful, full color images. Organized by habitats, the yard, garden, woodlands, beaches, and nature reserves, the species range from common House Wrens and Chickadees to the rarer Seaside Sparrows, Caspian Terns, and Golden-Crowned Kinglets . While not a field guide, it will aid dedicated birders and casual visitors to see the aviary that surrounds them. The photographs are amplified by the author's observations and concise, informative captions. Enjoy hours of pleasure viewing and reading about the birds in this special area.

A birder s guide to coastal North Carolina

Author: John O. Fussell
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
ISBN: UOM:49015002216910
Release Date: 1994-07
Genre: Nature

Offers advice on watching the four hundred species of birds found in North Carolina's national seashores, national forests, wildlife refuges, state parks, and game lands

Marsh Mud and Mummichogs

Author: Evelyn B. Sherr
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820347684
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Nature

"This book," writes marine biologist Evelyn B. Sherr, "is meant to give others an understanding of the fascinating life of the region, from the smallest creatures in marsh mud and estuarine water, to the mummichogs and multitudes of other animals that find food and shelter in the vast expanses of marsh grass, in the sounds, and along the beaches of the Georgia Isles." Sherr not only spent years doing research in coastal Georgia, she began her family there. Although Sherr's career would take her around the world, this special place stuck with her. Here she shares her deep knowledge of the remarkable environment that she, her scientist husband, and their two children explored time and again. Dr. Sherr is the ideal companion with whom to discover coastal Georgia. She points out its swimming, running, flying, drifting, and wriggling wildlife--and tells how it all exists in balance in a landscape subject to its own daily ebbs and flows, its own seasonal cycles. As we learn about Georgia's distinctive intertidal salt marshes, subtidal estuaries, and open beaches and dunes, Sherr reveals the creatures that support--and are supported by--these habitats: the microbes in estuarine water and in marsh mud; the zooplankton swarming in the tidal rivers and sounds; and numerous fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals.