Birder's Conservation Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Jeffrey V. Wells
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  • ISBN-10: 1400831512
  • ISBN-13: 9781400831517
  • DDC: 598.168097
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 452 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Until now there has been no single, comprehensive resource on the status of North America's most threatened birds and what people can do to help protect them. BIRDER'S CONSERVATION HANDBOOK is the only book of its kind, written specifically to help birders and researchers understand the threats while providing actions to protect birds and their habitats. Jeffrey Wells has distilled vast amounts of essential information into a single easy-to-use volume-required reading for anyone who loves birds and wants to ensure they are protected. At-a-glance species accounts cover in detail North America's one hundred most at-risk birds; each account is beautifully illustrated by today's top bird artists. The text includes status, distribution, ecology, threats, conservation actions and needs, and references. A distribution map accompanies each entry. Chapters discuss birds as indicators of environmental health, the state of North American bird populations, major conservation issues, and initiatives now underway to improve the health of North America's birds. Birder's Conservation Handbook is an indispensable resource for birdwatchers, researchers, naturalists, and conservationists. Reading it will inspire you to become an active steward of our birds and the habitats we share. A comprehensive guide to North America's one hundred most at-risk birds and how to protect them, Compact and easy to use, with beautiful illustrations and data organized for convenient, at-a-glance reference, Detailed species accounts, including distribution maps, Practical advice on conservation, Information on leading conservation agencies and resources

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Scope and Purpose.
2: Birds as Indicators.
3: The State of North American Bird Populations.
4: Major Conservation Issues Affecting North America’s Birds.
5: The State of Bird Conservation in North America and Beyond.
6: What You Can Do.
7: Species Accounts.
8: Emperor Goose (Chen Canagica).
9: Brant (Branta Bernicla).
10: Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator).
11: American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes).
12: Mottled Duck (Anas Fulvigula).
13: Steller’s Eider (Polysticta Stelleri).
14: Spectacled Eider (Somateria Fischeri).
15: Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus).
16: Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Minimus).
17: “Blue” Grouse Including Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus Obscurus) and Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus Fuliginosus).
18: Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus Cupido).
19: Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus Pallidicinctus).
20: Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx Montezumae).
21: Yellow-Billed Loon (Gavia Adamsii).
22: Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria Immutabilis).
23: Black-Footed Albatross (Phoebastria Nigripes).
24: Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria Albatrus).
25: Bermuda Petrel (Pterodroma Cahow).
26: Black-Capped Petrel (Pterodroma Hasitata).
27: Pink-Footed Shearwater (Puffinus Creatopus).
28: Black-Vented Shearwater (Puffinus Opisthomelas).
29: Ashy Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma Homochroa).
30: Black Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma Melania).
31: Least Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma Microsoma).
32: Red-Faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Urile).
33: California Condor (Gymnogyps Californianus).
34: Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo Regalis).
35: Yellow Rail (Coturnicops Noveboracensis).
36: Black Rail (Laterallus Jamaicensis).
37: Whooping Crane (Grus Americana).
38: American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis Dominica).
39: Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis Fulva).
40: Snowy Plover (Charadrius Alexandrinus).
41: Piping Plover (Charadrius Melodus).
42: Mountain Plover (Charadrius Montanus).
43: Eskimo Curlew (Numenius Borealis).
44: Whimbrel (Numenius Phaeopus).
45: Bristle-Thighed Curlew (Numenius Tahitiensis).
46: Long-Billed Curlew (Numenius Americanus).
47: Marbled Godwit (Limosa Fedoa).
48: Surfbird (Aphriza Virgata).
49: Red Knot (Calidris Canutus).
50: Buff-Breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites Subruficollis).
51: Short-Billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus Griseus).
52: American Woodcock (Scolopax Minor).
53: Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus Tricolor).
54: Heermann’s Gull (Larus Heermanni).
55: Red-Legged Kittiwake (Rissa Brevirostris).
56: Elegant Tern (Thalasseus Elegans).
57: Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus Marmoratus).
58: Kittlitz’s Murrelet (Brachyramphus Brevirostris).
59: Xantus’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus Hypoleucus).
60: Craveri’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus Craveri).
61: White-Crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas Leucocephala).
62: Green Parakeet (Aratinga Holochlora).
63: Thick-Billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta Pachyrhyncha).
64: Red-Crowned Parrot (Amazona Viridigenalis).
65: Spotted Owl (Strix Occidentalis).
66: Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus Rufus).
67: Red-Headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes Erythrocephalus).
68: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides Borealis).
69: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker (Campephilus Principalis).
70: Olive-Sided Flycatcher (Contopus Cooperi).
71: Bell’s Vireo (Vireo Bellii).
72: Black-Capped Vireo (Vireo Atricapillus).
73: Gray Vireo (Vireo Vicinior).
74: Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma Coerulescens).
75: Island Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma Insularis).
76: Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus Cyanocephalus).
77: Brown-Headed Nuthatch (Sitta Pusilla).
78: California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila Californica).
79: Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus Bicknelli).
80: Bendire’s Thrasher (Toxostoma Bendirei).
81: Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus Spragueii).
82: Bachman’s Warbler (Vermivora Bachmanii).
83: Golden-Winged Warbler (Vermivora Chrysoptera).
84: Virginia’s Warbler (Vermivora Virginiae).
85: Colima Warbler (Vermivora Crissalis).
86: Lucy’s Warbler (Vermivora Luciae).
87: Golden-Cheeked Warbler (Dendroica Chrysoparia).
88: Grace’s Warbler (Dendroica Graciae).
89: Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica Kirtlandii).
90: Prairie Warbler (Dendroica Discolor).
91: Bay-Breasted Warbler (Dendroica Castanea).
92: Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica Cerulea).
93: Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria Citrea).
94: Worm-Eating Warbler (Helmitheros Vermivorum).
95: Swainson’s Warbler (Limnothlypis Swainsonii).
96: Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis Formosus).
97: Canada Warbler (Wilsonia Canadensis).
98: Bachman’s Sparrow (Aimophila Aestivalis).
99: Brewer’s Sparrow (Spizella Breweri).
100: Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus Bairdii).
101: Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus Henslowii).
102: Saltmarsh Sharp-Tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus Caudacutus).
103: Harris’s Sparrow (Zonotrichia Querula).
104: McKay’s Bunting (Plectrophenax Hyperboreus).
105: Painted Bunting (Passerina Ciris).
106: Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius Tricolor).
107: Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus Carolinus).
North American Birds of Conservation Concern Listed by Different Agencies and Organizations.
Hawaiian Birds of Conservation Concern and Extinct Species.
Mexican Government Official List of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Bird Species.
Agencies and Organizations Involved in Bird Conservation.
Illustration Credits.