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Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast Ms. Joan Easton Lentz

Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast By Ms. Joan Easton Lentz

Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast by Ms. Joan Easton Lentz


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An introduction, a regional guide, and a companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, this guide is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds.

Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast Summary

Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast by Ms. Joan Easton Lentz

This easy-to-use, concise, informative guide is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. An excellent introduction, an indispensable regional guide, and a perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds. Features include: 120 superb color plates and lifelike habitat drawings that depict birds in their natural surroundings; sixteen maps show numerous birding sites accompanied by detailed directions; species accounts include information on the abundance and seasonal status of each bird and give intriguing natural history details; and introductory sections describe the coastal habitats of Southern California, provide tips for beginning birdwatchers, and discuss the basics of bird behavior.

About Ms. Joan Easton Lentz

Joan Easton Lentz is a Research Associate with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She also teaches bird classes for the Santa Barbara Community College Continuing Education Division and is author of Great Birding Trips of the West (1989) and Birdwatching: A Guide for Beginners (1985).

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction A Bird's Eye View Boundaries of the Coastal Strip Climate and Habitats Birding Basics: What to Look For How Coastal Birds Live Feeding and Flocking Migration Nesting Colonies Before You Go Species Accounts Geese and Ducks Loons Grebes Shearwaters Pelicans Cormorants Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns Ibises New World Vultures Hawks Falcons Rails, Gallinules, and Coots Plovers Oystercatchers Stilts and Avocets Sandpipers Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers Auks Barn Owls Kingfishers Tyrant Flycatchers Crows and Ravens Swallows and Martins Wrens Starlings and Mynas Pipits and Wagtails Wood-Warblers Sparrows Blackbirds and Orioles Birding Sites along the Coast San Diego County Orange County Los Angeles County Ventura County Santa Barbara County San Luis Obispo County Going by Boat Shoreline Size Chart Gull Identification Seasonal Occurrence Bar Graphs Suggested Reading Index

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GOR012172457
9780520237803
0520237803
Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast by Ms. Joan Easton Lentz
Used - Very Good
Hardback
University of California Press
20051130
329
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