Birds Of Northeast Texas (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series)

Birds Of Northeast Texas (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series)

  • Publish Date: 2002-06-04
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Matt White
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Texas A&M University Press
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The Birds of Northeast Texas is an annotated guide, for both novice and experienced birders, to the 390 species of birds that have been reliably recorded in northeast Texas. It is designed to augment field identification with commentary on status, distribution, and occurrence in this orinthologically rich region, which includes twenty-two counties in the state.

Brief introductory chapters introduce the areas geography and habitats and give readers an idea of where the best birdwatching spots are. The species accounts explain each species status, distribution, and period of occurrence in the region. They often also include a short narrative about habitat preference, unusual records, or some other interesting or unique aspect of a particular species.

The species accounts are followed by lists of poorly documented ?hypothetical species, extinct species, and introduced species. A vibrant color section highlights the regions ?specialty birds, as well as rare finds.

It is often difficult to obtain information about the abundance of birds that regularly migrate through an area or about those that visit only rarely. Books like this one, about the local status and distribution of birds, are particularly important for both casual and serious birders who want to learn more about the species in their area.

Northeast Texas is a popular destination for many people seeking various types of outdoor recreation, such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. As the area becomes better known for its surprisingly rich number of species, serious birders from around the country will want to add the regions specialties and migrants to their bird lists.

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