Birdlife of the Gulf of Mexico

Birdlife of the Gulf of Mexico

While some of this data exists in journal articles, research papers, and government reports, this is the first volume to weave together a comprehensive overview of the birds and related natural resources found in the Gulf of Mexico.

Author: Joanna Burger

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623495466

Category: Nature

Page: 776

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The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most important ecological regions in the world for birds. The mosaic of diverse habitats in the region provides numerous niches for birds. There are productive salt marshes, barrier islands, and sandy beaches for foraging and nesting; a direct pathway between North and Central and South America for migrating; and warm, tropical waters for wintering. Many species are residents all year around, some migrate through, and still others spend the winter along the shores. The Gulf Coast is home to a significant portion of the world’s population of Reddish Egret and Snowy Plover and a significant portion of the US breeding populations of certain birds, including the Sandwich Tern, Black Skimmer, and Laughing Gull. In total, there are more than 400 bird species that rely on the Gulf at some time during the year. Drawing on decades of fieldwork and data research, renowned ornithologist and behavioral ecologist Joanna Burger provides detailed descriptions of birdlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Burger records trends in bird population, behavior, and major threats and stressors affecting birds in the region, including the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. While some of this data exists in journal articles, research papers, and government reports, this is the first volume to weave together a comprehensive overview of the birds and related natural resources found in the Gulf of Mexico. Illustrated with over 900 color photographs, charts, and maps, this landmark reference volume will be immensely important for researchers, conservationists, land managers, birders, and wildlife lovers.
Categories: Nature

Birdlife of Houston Galveston and the Upper Texas Coast

Birdlife of Houston  Galveston  and the Upper Texas Coast

This book will serve as an essential companion to the customary field guide and pair of binoculars for all visitors to Houston, High Island, Galveston, Freeport, or any of the area’s other exciting birding spots.

Author: Ted L. Eubanks

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 158544510X

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 454

In the last thirty years, the Upper Texas Coast has become a “must go” destination for birders around the globe. This book will serve as an essential companion to the customary field guide and pair of binoculars for all visitors to Houston, High Island, Galveston, Freeport, or any of the area’s other exciting birding spots. It also places the birdlife of the region, a seven-county area with a larger bird list than forty-three states, into historical and ecological contexts. Authors Eubanks, Behrstock, and Weeks—all recognized authorities on the migrant and resident birds of this region—present a thorough introduction to the area’s history, physiography, and avifauna. Then, in generous discussions of bird families and species, they synthesize years of records, tracking the comings and goings of more than 480 birds and incorporating their own lifetimes of experience to create an “ornithological mosaic” of lasting significance.
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A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast Gulf of Mexico

A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast   Gulf of Mexico

DIVA uniquely comprehensive and beautiful guide to more than 600 species of fauna and flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico/div

Author: Noble S. Proctor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300113280

Category: Science

Page: 386

View: 560

DIVA uniquely comprehensive and beautiful guide to more than 600 species of fauna and flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico/div
Categories: Science

Birds of the Gulf Coast

Birds of the Gulf Coast

This is a book that will inspire seasoned birders and novices alike to explore the region's woodlands, marshes, and beaches and discover for themselves the avian riches that await.

Author: William R. Fontenot

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807127248

Category: Nature

Page: 132

View: 284

"The moist, sultry northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico hosts a remarkably diverse bird community of more than three hundred species. Waders and seabirds, waterfowl, nightjars and owls, hummingbirds, thrushes and mimic thrushes, warblers, grosbeaks, tanagers, larks, blackbirds, sparrows, and finches all thrive in the various ecosystems of the Gulf Coast and swirl in and out with the seasons. Featuring 175 color photographs by nature photographer Brian K. Miller and essays by natural history columnist and lecturer William R. Fontenot, Birds of the Gulf Coast depicts the mystery and majesty of these beautiful creatures and highlights the importance of the region to the birds' conservation." "Together with Fontenot's essays, these photographs convey the luxuriant abundance that characterizes bird life of the Gulf Coast. This is a book that will inspire seasoned birders and novices alike to explore the region's woodlands, marshes, and beaches and discover for themselves the avian riches that await."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Gulf Coast Birds

Gulf Coast Birds

This beautifully illustrated guide to Gulf Coast Birds highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring bird-viewing areas.

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 158355162X

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 137

Gulf Coast Birds is a portable reference guide featuring over 100 species of birds found along the Gulf of Mexico. This richly illustrated and detailed guide is printed on laminate material and folds for easy handling. A map of birding sanctuaries is provided on the back cover for the vacationer or avian enthusiast, to easily identify each species.
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Gulf of Mexico Its Origin Waters and Marine Life

Gulf of Mexico  Its Origin  Waters  and Marine Life

There is a fourth group of birds whose distribution is affected by the Gulf of Mexico . These are the land birds of the Gulf islands .

Author: Paul Simon Galtsoff

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070468262

Category: Geology

Page: 604

View: 918

Categories: Geology

Birds of Florida s Gulf Coast

Birds of Florida s Gulf Coast

This guide includes 62 bird species, both common and exotic, found on Florida¿s Gulf Coast from the Panhandle down to Everglades City. Illustrations by Ernest C. Simmons, noted Florida-based illustrator and naturalist.

Author: Ernest Simmons

Publisher:

ISBN: 1893770125

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 531

"These laminated, fold-up identification guides-- FoldingGuides¿-- speak for themselves. Written and illustrated by local experts who know their stuff, waterproof and indestructible, they¿re the perfect choice for beginners and intermediates who want to know what they¿ll encounter in their particular locale. This guide includes 62 bird species, both common and exotic, found on Florida¿s Gulf Coast from the Panhandle down to Everglades City. Illustrations by Ernest C. Simmons, noted Florida-based illustrator and naturalist. Includes shorebirds, wading birds, beach birds, birds of prey, as well some rare local treasures. "
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Birds of the Gulf Coast

Birds of the Gulf Coast

This book discusses all the birds which may be seen from the Florida Keys to South Texas, including coastal Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Author: James M. Stevenson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578746298

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 300

View: 656

This book discusses all the birds which may be seen from the Florida Keys to South Texas, including coastal Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Additionally, there are short chapters on habitats, safety in the field, the best places to birdwatch and the fabulous spring and fall bird migrations. It is conveniently divided into water birds and land birds, plus special short chapters on the birds of South Florida and South Texas. Each species is fully treated, with color photographs taken by Jim Stevenson, demonstrating various plumages at all ages, both sexes and seasons. The range of the species is verbally explained, as is its description, plus unique behaviors, voice and similar species. In addition, groups such as families and orders are described to give the reader an understanding of classification. Jim Stevenson has been birding the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas for over sixty years. His master's work dealt with bird migration, and having been raised by an ornithologist, he got an early start. He has been writing and leading birding tours as the Director of the Galveston Ornithological Society for twenty-five years. Jim resides in a small forest on Galveston Island, Texas, which now has a yard list of 322, the highest in the history of North America.
Categories: Games & Activities

Birds of the Gulf Coast Playing Cards

Birds of the Gulf Coast Playing Cards

Now you can play all of your favorite card games while studying birds. Each card in this standard deck features its own photo, helping you to become acquainted with the names of each bird species. Learning has never been so much fun!

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1591933609

Category: Games

Page:

View: 221

Now you can play all of your favorite card games while studying birds. Each card in this standard deck features its own photo, helping you to become acquainted with the names of each bird species. Learning has never been so much fun!
Categories: Games

Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail

Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail

Whether you are making your annual spring pilgrimage to Texas, leisurely traveling with the family along the coast, or wondering what to do during a layover in Houston, using this book as your guide to the trail will greatly enhance your ...

Author: Ted L. Eubanks

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585445347

Category: Nature

Page: 258

View: 761

The Texas coast offers rich avian treasures for expert birders and beginners alike, if only they know where to look. For those familiar with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s maps to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, this book on the Upper Texas Coast offers more—more information, more convenient and detailed maps, more pictures, more finding tips, and more birding advice from one of the trail’s creators, Ted Lee Eubanks Jr., and trail experts Robert A. Behrstock and Seth Davidson. For those new to the trail, the book is the perfect companion for learning where to find and how to bird the very best venues on this part of the Texas coast. In an opening tutorial on habitat and seasonal strategies for birding the Upper Texas Coast, the authors include tips on how to take advantage of the famous (but elusive) fallouts of birds that happen here. They then briefly discuss the basics of birding by ear and the rewards of passive birding before turning to the trail itself and each of more than 120 birding sites from the Louisiana-Texas border, through Galveston and Houston, to just south of Freeport. Advice oninding bird groups While not intended as a field identification guide, the book contains more than 175 color photographs of birds and their coastal habitat, giving readers an excellent feel for the trail’s diversity and abundance. Whether you are making your annual spring pilgrimage to Texas, leisurely traveling with the family along the coast, or wondering what to do during a layover in Houston, using this book as your guide to the trail will greatly enhance your birding experience.
Categories: Nature

Birdlife of Houston Galveston and the Upper Texas Coast

Birdlife of Houston  Galveston  and the Upper Texas Coast

across the Gulf on a route that takes many of them to the UTC. ... Shorebirds are better represented on the UTC than perhaps in any other region in North ...

Author: Ted Eubanks

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603445306

Category: Birds

Page: 287

View: 707

In the last thirty years, the Upper Texas Coast has become a "must go" destination for birders around the globe. This book will serve as an essential companion to the customary field guide and pair of binoculars for all visitors to Houston, High Island, Galveston, Freeport, or any of the area's other exciting birding spots. It also places the birdlife of the region, a seven-county area with a larger bird list than forty-three states, into historical and ecological contexts. Authors Eubanks, Behrstock, and Weeks--all recognized authorities on the migrant and resident birds of this region--present a thorough introduction to the area's history, physiography, and avifauna. Then, in generous discussions of bird families and species, they synthesize years of records, tracking the comings and goings of more than 480 birds and incorporating their own lifetimes of experience to create an "ornithological mosaic" of lasting significance.
Categories: Birds

Fishery Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service

Fishery Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service

A trans - Gulf migration of birds . Auk 69 : 34–39 . BURLEIGH , Thomas D. 1944. The bird life of the Gulf coast region of Mississippi . Occas . Papers Mus .

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009885885

Category: Fish culture

Page:

View: 896

Categories: Fish culture

Fishery Bulletin of the

Fishery Bulletin of the

A trans - Gulf migration of birds . Auk 69 : 34–39 . URLEIGH , THOMAS D. 1944. The bird life of the Gulf coast region of Mississippi . Occas . Papers Mus .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037081851

Category: Fish culture

Page:

View: 537

Categories: Fish culture

Gulf of Mexico Sales 139 and 141

Gulf of Mexico Sales 139 and 141

Nonendangered and Nonthreatened Species This section contains a brief description of Gulf coastal and marine birds of the Gulf of Mexico ; more detailed ...

Author: United States. Minerals Management Service. Gulf of Mexico OCS Region

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556030622781

Category: Offshore gas industry

Page: 4

View: 153

Categories: Offshore gas industry

The Ecological Condition of Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

The Ecological Condition of Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

100 91950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 0 % 20 % 40 % 60 % 100 % Wading birds of the coastal Gulf of Marine birds Mexico include the families , Ardeidae ( herons ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D018538256

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 71

View: 308

Categories: Electronic government information

Songbirds of the West

Songbirds of the West

In Mexico, where it is known as Cardenal Desértico, pyrrhuloxias are common to ... I spent five days surveying the birdlife along the central Gulf Coast of ...

Author: Roland H. Wauer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796046977

Category: Nature

Page: 150

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Songbirds of the West includes more than four dozen songbirds that occur within the western United States. The majority are found in America’s western National Parks, especially in parks where the author worked for more than a quarter of a century. Big Bend National Park is where he encountered Black-capped and Gray Vireos, Vermilion Flycatchers, Curve-billed and Crissal Thrashers, Hepatic and Summer Tanagers, and Black-vented, Hooded and Scott’s Orioles. Black-billed Magpies were encountered at Great Sand Dunes, Clark’s Nutcrackers at Crater Lake, Cave Swallows at Carlsbad Caverns, Cactus Wrens at Saguaro, Phainopeplas at Organ Pipe, Steller’s and Gray Jays at Yellowstone, Black-throated Gray Warblers at Mesa Verde, Townsend’s Solitaires at Timpanogos Cave, and Canyon and Rock Wrens at Zion. Great Kiskadees, Green Jays, and Altamira Orioles were encountered in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The discussion of each bird is based on the author’s personal encounters. These range from casual observations to scientific studies which were undertaken in both the U.S. and Mexico; still others involved visits to the West Indies. The bird’s life history, behavior and status are included.
Categories: Nature