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by Jules Evens,Ian Tait

ePub Introduction to California Birdlife (California Natural History Guides) download
Author:
Jules Evens,Ian Tait
ISBN13:
978-0520238619
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0520238613
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University of California Press (April 7, 2005)
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Biological Sciences
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Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast (California Natural History Guides). This is the first book on California birds that is based on habitats

Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast (California Natural History Guides). 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. Series: California Natural History Guides (Book 83). Paperback: 393 pages.

Introduction to California Birdlife book. Jules G. Evens, Ian Tait (Photographer). Introduction to California Birdlife describes the representative birds in California's seven major bioregions: ocean, seashore, coastal ranges, Central Valley, mountains and foothills, Great Basin, and deserts.

Jules Evens is a wildlife biologist with four decades of experience observing Northern California's coastal birdlife. His previous books include The Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula (UC Press, 2008) and An Introduction to California Birdlife (UC Press, 2005). Библиографические данные. Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast California Natural History Guides (Том 109). Rich Stallcup, Jules Evens.

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California Natural History Guides Evens Jules G. Wiley 9780520242548 : Describes the representative birds in California& seven major . California Natural History Guides, Evens Jules G. Варианты приобретения. Wiley 9780520242548 : Describes the representative birds in California& seven major bioregions: ocean, seashore, coastal ranges, Central Valle.

identifying birds to subspecies by diagnostic vocalizations. The species has recently staged an incursion into southern California and northern Baja California in the 1990s, involving nearly 50 individuals and local breeding. We made 457 observations in which the subspecies could be confirmed vocally. We found that the two subspecies are generally well separated in the north-central portions of the Sierra Nevada, with S. c. aculeata found well west of the crest and S. tenuissima east of the crest or at the higher elevations on the west side. This incursion was apparently another.

product description page. Introduction to California Birdlife - (California Natural History Guides) by Jules Evens (Paperback).

Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast provides a comprehensive ecological overview of this extensive and diverse region. More than 130 color photographs and hand-drawn sketches depict the birds in context, and maps and occurrence charts indicate when readers might spot each species.

Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast California Natural History Guides.

series California Natural History Guides by Rich Stallcup,Jules Evens. California Natural History Guides (Book 109).

In almost every location and every season, California is a birdwatchers' paradise. One can search Sierra meadows for a Great Gray Owl, the autumn estuary for a Black-bellied Plover, or spring willow thickets for the effervescent song of the Yellow Warbler. Closer to home, backyards, neighborhood parks, and cities abound with many of the state's 600-plus bird species. This beautifully illustrated book, the first based on the relationship between birds and their habitats, is the definitive introduction to California's varied birds and the lives they lead. Introduction to California Birdlife 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.* The perfect book for beginning and intermediate naturalists, and in-depth enough for experienced naturalists who would like to learn more about the habitat affinities, ecological niches, and seasonal cycles of California birds* 150 color photographs bring to life many of the birds described* Introduces the basics of avian biology* Includes a list of all California's known bird species and a glossary of birding terms
  • I bought this book off of a recommended reading list for a natural history trip along the central CA coast and was able to quickly turn to and read the pertinent sections on ocean birds and shore birds. Although it contains some photos, it is not a field guide so you need a field guide at hand to look up the birds not pictured in this book. It is a great addition to a regional field guide. Very well written (I LOVE authors who use language well and in an engaging manner). The book is full of fascinating gee whiz facts as well as being educational on things like speciation and on the effects of thermal activity in the ocean on birds who live there, the latter a very complex subject. Half way through reading it, I have only one minor complaint: they kept the book from being even fatter by making the font quite small. Unfortunately, they also used rather glossy paper off of which light reflects, so it is challenging to find an angle to hold it so the glare off the pages doesn't make it too hard to read, and the lighting makes quite a difference as to whether or not the attempt to read it is hard on the eyes. But I'm delighted to have the information it contains as I work my way through from one ecosystem to another. I am a docent myself (in a different aspect of natural history), and this is a treasure trove of just the kind of useful information any docent would love to find in order to pull out tid-bits to share with the public, as well as advancing one's own continuing education for personal pleasure.

  • I am very happy with this book's content, but was dismayed to find that two pages had paragraphs cut out of them. Luckily for me I did not need the information on those pages, but if I had I would have been upset. The description given did not indicate that there would be any part of the book missing.

  • Beginning and intermediate birders will enjoy this introduction to the birdlife of the most ornithologically diverse state in the union. Not an identification resource or a site guide, this thick little book instead introduces the birds against the background of their ecology and biology, treating habitats rather than individual species.

    Unfortunately, the book could have been edited more rigorously than it was. There are spelling errors ("ocine" for "oscine," "nivasus" for "nivosus") that an adept proofreader could have caught, and the discussion of endemism and evolution in the front matter is oddly oblique, never completely wrong but often just a little bit off: readers may well end up wondering why the terms "sister species," "sibling species," and "sister species" all occur in one paragraph and whether there is any difference. The Inyo California Towhee is said to be a "remnant population of a once more widespread species," but that formulation could be applied just as accurately (and just as confusingly) to any other population of California Towhees. The author knows what he's talking about, but the editor could have helped say it better, more clearly, and more precisely.

    But the book is still highly recommended, as are all the other titles in this excellent series.

  • Evens and Tait have produced a veritable undergraduate course on the ecology of birds of California. But dont be confused -- this is not meant to replace a field guide. This is the deeper stuff: bird ecology, feeeding, nesting, associations between species, landscape ecology. And Evens and Tait have successfully and elegantly downloaded a lifetime of learning and listening and watching the region's birds between two covers.

    This is a must-read for anybody studying bird environments and impacts, and for anybody preparing a birding tour of the state. It is as good a state guide as exists in the US on one region's rich ecology and communities of birds. Evens also has a highly readable engaging style, as well so you can turn to this over and over.

  • I found this book to be incredibly well written. The background and history given on each species helped me to better understand how and why certain birds have ended up in California. I also really enjoyed the author's own personal journal entries. It's always nice when an author in a reference guide helps to paint a picture through their eyes. I am an avid reader and a novice birder and this book has been very helpful. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a detailed guide to birding in CA. As an Oregon resident I have found that this book is still helpful even outside of California.

  • Although the book contains aloot of information, is is also lacking a lot

    of information regarding many of the local species, information that I was

    specically looking for. Examples would be the Red Tailed Hawk, the flicker

    Red headed Owl and many small birds that habitat this area. The book did

    provide some information but not a complete digest of Nor Cal birds in the

    western Cascades.