Studies the benefits and costs of group living as illustrated by colonies of the gull-like seabird on salt marshes and sandy beaches of the east coast of North America.
Author: Joanna Burger
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Studies the benefits and costs of group living as illustrated by colonies of the gull-like seabird on salt marshes and sandy beaches of the east coast of North America. Examines such behavior as predator detection and defense, and competition for mates, nesting sites, and food. The observation of 30
SE ) BLACK SKIMMER Rynchops niger ( PI . 95 ) From the beaches of Santa Barbara to the shores of San Diego Bay , a spectacular avian invader has arrived to ...
Author: Joan Easton Lentz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This easy-to-use handbook 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. 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. 120 color plates.
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger The black-and-white plumaged Black Skimmer is one of the most unusual looking of New York's birds. Its colorful red and black ...
Author: Robert F. Andrle
Publisher: Cornell University Press
This generously illustrated, easy-to-use reference gives instant information on 238 birds that are native to New York State. The core of the atlas is a series of accounts of each species, each account including a distribution map with possible, probable, or confirmed breeding. Facing each map is an explanatory page of text that covers a number of topics: abundance, historical and current distirbution, habitat, and nest description and location. On the same page is an illustration of the bird, often with its nest and young.
BLACK SKIMMER Rynchops niger Locally common resident habitat: Bay waters and tidal flats, Gulf beach margins, nearshore waters, river mouths, ...
Author: Ted L. Eubanks
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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.