Chasing Birds Across Texas

Chasing Birds Across Texas

The author tells of his trek across thousands of miles of Texas territory to explore nearly five hundred different species of birds and their habitats.

Author: Mark Thomas Adams

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603446303

Category: NATURE

Page: 269

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The author tells of his trek across thousands of miles of Texas territory to explore nearly five hundred different species of birds and their habitats.
Categories: NATURE

The Tos Handbook of Texas Birds

The Tos Handbook of Texas Birds

Based on the work of the Texas Bird Records Committee over almost three
decades, The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds ... T. ADAMS Chasing Birds across
Texas: A Birding Big Year MARK W. LOCKWOOD is secretary of the TOS Texas
Bird ...

Author: Mark Lockwood

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585442844

Category: Nature

Page: 261

View: 488

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds provides authoritative annotations on the abundance, status, and distribution of all species encountered in Texas; lists rare, introduced, and hypothetical species in the appendices; and offers a comprehensive reference section.
Categories: Nature

Our Life With Birds

Our Life With Birds

[ Our Life with Birds] has been assembled in a masterful fashion — beautifully
written, well-edited, and we found nary a page which failed to fascinate ... Mark T.
Adams, author, Chasing Birds across Texas: A Birding Big Year "What is a Tveten
?

Author: Gloria A. Tveten

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585443808

Category: Nature

Page: 236

View: 832

For nearly a quarter of a century, John and Gloria Tveten wrote a weekly column, called “Nature Trails,” for the Houston Chronicle. Wide ranging in both subject matter and geography, their writings reflected a rewarding life of travel, study, and observation in nature, including many memorable encounters with birds. Through the Tvetens’ engaging accounts, readers travel vicariously to canoe a Minnesota lake alongside common loons, experience the rare thrill of sighting a snowy owl on a boat dock in Louisiana, count a record number of birds on the Texas coast, or spot tropical tanagers in a Brazilian rainforest. Now gathered together in Our Life with Birds, these writings let us sit back and enjoy the best of John and Gloria Tveten as they tell about the fun of listing, banding, and other games birders play; about the behavior, variety, and beauty of birds; about the imperiled as well as the favored species; and about the simple joy to be had in living with birds.
Categories: Nature

Rosengren s Books

Rosengren s Books

24: Elizabeth Silverthorne, Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers, 1996 No. ...
34: Paul Freed, Of Golden Toads and Serpents' Roads, 2003 No.35: Mark T.
Adams, Chasing Birds across Texas: A Birding Big Year, 2003 No. 36: Mark W.

Author: Mary George

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 9781609403805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 409

Virtually every San Antonio citizen over a certain age with any interest in literature will have vivid memories of Rosengren's Books. It was the absolute center of literary culture not only in San Antonio, but in Texas, for decades. Indeed, from the 1930s to the 1980s, Rosengren's Books was considered one of the finest bookstores between New York and San Francisco. It was a mid-continent haven for writers as diverse as Frost, John Dos Pasos, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created. Beginning as a rare book store in Chicago, Frank and Florence Rosengren brought the store to San Antonio, Texas, in 1935. Located in various downtown locations, it became most well known as the charming book shop behind the Alamo, where it was visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. At the heart of the story is Florence Rosengren, whom former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger calls the "Sylvia Beach of South Texas" and Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger described as "the chief guardian of civilization from here to Mexico City."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Extreme Birder

Extreme Birder

Chasing Birds across Texas: A Birding Big Year. Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural
Environment Series. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. American
Birding Association. 2002. ABA Checklist—Birds of the Continental United States
 ...

Author: Lynn E. Barber

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603442619

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 326

One woman . . . one year . . . 723 species of birds. . . In 2008, Lynn Barber's passion for birding led her to drive, fly, sail, walk, stalk, and sit in search of birds in twenty-five states and three provinces. Traveling more than 175,000 miles, she set a twenty-first century record at the time, second to only one other person in history. Over 272 days, Barber observed 723 species of birds in North America north of Mexico, recording a remarkable 333 new species in January but, with the dwindling returns typical to Big Year birding, only eight in December, a month that found her crisscrossing the continent from Texas to Newfoundland, from Washington to Ontario. In the months between, she felt every extreme of climate, well-being, and emotion. But, whether finally spotting an elusive Blue Bunting or seeing three species of eiders in a single day, she was also challenged, inspired, and rewarded by nearly every experience. Barber's journal from her American Birding Association-sanctioned Big Year covers the highlights of her treks to forests, canyons, mountain ranges, deserts, oceans, lakes, and numerous spots in between. Written in the informal style of a diary, it captures the detail, humor, challenges, and fun of a good adventure travelogue and also conveys the remarkable diversity of North American birds and habitat. For actual or would-be “travel birders,” Lynn Barber’s Extreme Birder provides a fascinating, binoculars-eye view of one of the best-loved pastimes of nature lovers everywhere. "Lynn Barber challenges a traditionally male-dominated pursuit--the birding big year--and is successful beyond her wildest dreams. She is an inspiration for all who love adventure, nature, and birds."--Lynn Hassler, author, Birds of the American Southwest
Categories: Nature

Chasing Warblers

Chasing Warblers

Texas. Ranger. ALTHOUGH we didn't know much about the Hermit Warbler, it
was a bird that nevertheless worried us since it tended to nest and feed high in
the spruce and fir forests of northern California and Oregon, and like the
Connecticut ...

Author:

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292785687

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 239

Known to many as "the butterflies of the bird world," wood warblers allure even the most experienced and discriminating birders. Their annual migrations to and from nesting areas in the United States and Canada draw thousands of birders to places such as High Island, Texas; Crane Creek, Ohio; and Point Pelee, Ontario, where warblers stop to rest and feed during the long journey. There birders have a chance to see and photograph these colorful, elusive songbirds whose quick, darting flight among high branches and thick cover makes them some of the most challenging birds to observe and identify. In this entertaining, beautifully illustrated book, Bob Thornton recounts his and Vera Thornton's cross-continent adventures in finding and photographing all 52 species of wood warblers that nest in the United States. In addition to describing where and how they photographed each species, Thornton tells marvelous stories of the colorful characters they encountered along the way. He also touches on the current human threats to wood warblers that come from loss of habitat.
Categories: Nature

Slow Waltz Across Texas

Slow Waltz Across Texas

“Making me chase her all the way to Oklahoma and back,” he muttered angrily as
he took the Salado exit off Interstate 35. ... Well, she could damn well dance him a
slow waltz all the way across Texas, he told himself as he saw a sign indicating
that Ranch Road ... heel and looked around, scowling, but saw no sign of life and
heard no sound, other than the chirping of birds roosting high in the live oak trees
.

Author: Peggy Moreland

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1459210689

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 386

World rodeo champ Clayton Rankin had honorably married Rena when she'd gotten pregnant...hell, he'd given the twins his name! What more could a wife want? Cuddles? Well, cowboys don't take too easily to cuddles. But Rena needed tenderness-and Clayton would do anything to keep his woman. So he'd darn well convince his beautiful Texas bride that he was 100% husband material. Even if it meant a lifetime of tenderness...
Categories: Fiction

Texas Almanac 2004 2005

Texas Almanac 2004 2005

TEXAS FLAGS Robert Maberry, Jr. $50.00 TREES OF TEXAS An Easy Guide to
Leaf Identification Carmine Stahl and ... Photographs by Clark Baker Text by Lois
E. Myers and Rebecca Sharpless $35.00 CHASING BIRDS ACROSS TEXAS A ...

Author: Dallas Morning News

Publisher: Dallas Morning News

ISBN: 0914511343

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 829

Offers facts on the history, culture, people, economy, population, educational systems, politics, government, agriculture, science, arts, recreation, weather, and counties of Texas.
Categories: History

Chasing Neotropical Birds

Chasing Neotropical Birds

HE NEXT YEAR IN EARLY MARCH, upon the advice of Alvaro Ugalde, Vera and
I returned to Costa Rica, this time to the tropical wet forests of the Caribbean
lowlands and the La Selva Biological Station (C). La Selva is an important
research ...

Author: Bob Thornton

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292786905

Category: Nature

Page: 254

View: 694

From Belize to Brazil, the forests of the American neotropics are home to an astonishing array of birds—over 3,700 different species, or nearly 40 percent of all the birds on earth. Because of this overwhelming abundance, birders come from all over the world to try to catch glimpses of species that can be found nowhere else, such as toucans and antbirds, motmots and manakins, bellbirds and cocks-of-the-rock, and practically all of the planet's hummingbirds. Two such birding enthusiasts are Vera and Bob Thornton, who have spent fifteen years photographing these special and exotic birds in the rainforests of eleven different countries of Central and South America. In this book, you'll find more than a hundred spectacular color photographs they took during their travels, along with a highly entertaining account of their adventures—and misadventures—in chasing these exotic neotropicals. The birds pictured here are among the Thorntons' personal favorites—birds that, in their words, "either dazzled us with their beauty, or charmed us by their behavior, or, in a few cases, simply challenged us by the mystique of their rarity." This latter category includes such elusive and sought-after birds as the Black-crowned Antpitta, the Zigzag Heron, the Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, the Bare-necked Umbrellabird, and the monkey-eating Harpy Eagle. In the accompanying text, Bob Thornton engagingly describes the challenges as well as the magic of negotiating the neotropical rainforests in search of colorful birds to photograph. For those who would like to follow in the Thorntons' footsteps, there are also helpful tips about photographic gear and techniques, preferred places to see the birds, lodging, and guides. For everyone who enjoys excellent nature photography, Chasing Neotropical Birds is a must-have volume on the coffee table or in the library.
Categories: Nature

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058394100

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 252

Categories: American literature

W Inging it

W Inging it

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090220918

Category: Bird watching

Page:

View: 534

Categories: Bird watching

Migratory bird Hunting Stamp

Migratory bird Hunting Stamp

Mr. CHASE . With your permission , Mr. Chairman , I wish to ask Congressman
Kleberg whether the birds migrating in the fall from Canada winter in Texas or fly
on to Mexico . Mr. KLEBERG . A number of them winter in Texas , and especially
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C053478386

Category: Birds

Page: 2

View: 629

Categories: Birds

Forest and Stream Bird Notes

 Forest and Stream  Bird Notes

Chase . iv . , 19 , 292 — Abundant at Round Mountain , Texas , in the cedar
brukes in winter ; scattered over the open country in summer - J . T. Bceks . iv . ,
21 , 326 - Speak . ing of the bird from Southern Arizona differing from the Eastern
one ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112001596169

Category: Birds

Page: 195

View: 483

Categories: Birds

Birds of Texas

Birds of Texas

They dive and chase fish of considerable size underwater and secure their catch
with a long, thin bill that is serrated along the edges. Both male and ... The male
has a white band around the neck, a dark head, a red bill, and gray flanks.

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762785650

Category: Nature

Page: 104

View: 783

Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, this informative guide makes it easy to identify birds in your backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas.
Categories: Nature

Texas History for Kids

Texas History for Kids

That's where fossil collector R. T. Bird saw the theropod tracks, at a trading post in
Gallup, New Mexico. Bird, who worked ... Bird's theory was that the smaller,
carnivorous theropods were chasing the larger plant-eating sauropods.
Sauropods ...

Author: Karen Gibson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613749920

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 967

Like everything in the Lone Star State, the history of Texas is larger than life. The flags of six different nations have flown over the state, which had a rich Native American heritage long before European explorers such as Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, and La Salle ever arrived. The state was even its own republic, achieving independence from Mexico in 1836, yet joined the United States in 1845. Author Karen Bush Gibson tells the 500-year saga of this unique state, from the founding of the Spanish Missions to the victory at San Jacinto, from the Civil War to the first oil gusher at Spindletop, from the Great Storm that destroyed Galveston to the establishment of NASA's Mission Control in Houston. Texas History for Kids also includes 21 informative and fun activities to help readers better understand the state's culture, politics, and geography. Kids will recreate one of the six flags to fly over Texas, make castings of local wildlife tracks, design a ranch's branding iron, celebrate Juneteenth by reciting General Order Number 3, build a miniature Battle of Flowers float, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study. Karen Bush Gibson is the author of Women in Space, Women Aviators, Native American History for Kids, and three dozen other books for young readers. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hearings

Hearings

Mr. CHASE. With your permission, Mr. Chairman, I wish to ask Congressman
Kleberg whether the birds migrating in the fall from Canada winter in Texas or fly
on to Mexico. - Mr. KLEBERG. A number of them winter in Texas, and especially
on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010835844

Category:

Page:

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Hearing s Before the Committee on Agriculture

Hearing s  Before the Committee on Agriculture

Mr. CHASE. With your permission, Mr. Chairman, I wish to ask Congressman
Kleberg whether the birds migrating in the fall from Canada winter in Texas or fly
on to Mexico. Mr. KLEBERG. A number of them winter in Texas, and especially
on ...

Author: U.S. Congress. House. Committee on agriculture. [from old catalog]

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00033699451

Category:

Page:

View: 599

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Proceedings

Proceedings

Songs of Wild Birds " PAUL KELLOGG , Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Ornithology ,
Cornell University , Ithaca , N.Y. ... The Cornell group began chasing birds from
Cornell down through Florida , across to Texas , out through Oklahoma , to ...

Author: Canadian Institute (1849-1914)

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:104891488

Category:

Page:

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Proceedings of the Royal Canadian Institute

Proceedings of the Royal Canadian Institute

Songs of Wild Birds " PAUL KELLOGG , Ph . D . Assistant Professor in
Ornithology , Cornell University , Ithaca , N . Y . February 28th , 1942 . ... The
Cornell group began chasing birds from Cornell down through Florida , across to
Texas ...

Author: Canadian Institute (1849-1914).

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073702568

Category: Natural history

Page:

View: 301

Categories: Natural history