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Title:
Where the birds are : the 100 best birdwatching spots in North America
Author:
Brown, Robert M. (Robert Musser), 1918-
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
352 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
"A Grand Central Press book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780789471697
Format :
Book

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Summary

All the information you need to plan exciting and rewarding birding trips. From vast wildernesses to the most cluttered urban sprawl, North America is home to a wide variety of birds. More than 900 species have been spotted on this continent -- some breed here, others migrate through regularly, and still others may be seen on rare occasion when they stray from their usual range in Europe or Asia. Where the Birds Are features 100 of the best birding sites in the United States and Canada, from Denali National Park, Alaska, to Central Park in New York City, from the Everglades in Florida to Churchill, Manitoba. Every corner is represented, and ranges from national parks and wildlife refuges, to state parks, nature preserves, research stations, forest, and canyons. Each site description includes sections on habitat, bird life, and visitor information, as well as a map and directions. Over 400 photographs feature each site and show some of the birds that may be found there. A special 20-page section provides a mini field guide to the book's most frequently mentioned birds. Whether you are a novice or an experienced birder, Where the Birds Are will guide you to the very best locations in North America to pursue your passion and add species to your life list.


Author Notes

Sheila Buff is a freelance writer specializing in natural history, gardening, & the outdoors. She is the author of "The Great Tomato Book", "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Birdwatching", "The Birder's Sourcebook", "The Birdfeeder's Handbook", & many other titles. She lives & gardens on five acres in Milan, New York,


Table of Contents

Map of the United Statesp. 8
Map of Canadap. 10
Introductionp. 12
Eastern United Statesp. 18
Alabama
1. Wheeler National Wildlife Refugep. 20
Connecticut
2. Hammonasset Beach State Parkp. 23
Delaware
3. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refugep. 26
Florida
4. Everglades National Parkp. 29
5. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refugep. 32
Georgia
6. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refugep. 35
Kentucky
7. John James Audubon State Parkp. 38
8. Mammoth Cave National Parkp. 41
Maine
9. Acadia National Parkp. 44
10. Baxter State Parkp. 47
Maryland
11. Assateague Island National Seashorep. 50
12. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Parkp. 53
Massachusetts
13. Parker River National Wildlife Refugep. 56
14. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuaryp. 59
Mississippi
15. Noxubee National Wildlife Refugep. 62
16. St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refugep. 65
New Hampshire
17. Odiorne Point State Parkp. 68
New Jersey
18. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refugep. 71
New York
19. Central Parkp. 74
20. Montezuma National Wildlife Refugep. 77
North Carolina
21. Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refugep. 80
22. Pea Island National Wildlife Refugep. 83
Pennsylvania
23. Hawk Mountain Sanctuaryp. 86
24. Presque Isle State Parkp. 89
Rhode Island
25. Block Island Conservation Propertiesp. 92
South Carolina
26. Huntington Beach State Parkp. 95
Tennessee
27. Great Smoky Mountains National Parkp. 98
28. Tennessee National Wildlife Refugep. 101
Vermont
29. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Areap. 104
Virginia
30. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refugep. 107
31. Great Falls Parkp. 110
West Virginia
32. Cranesville Swamp Preservep. 113
Central United Statesp. 116
Arkansas
33. Felsenthal National Wildlife Refugep. 118
34. Lake Chicot State Parkp. 121
Illinois
35. Horseshoe Lake Conservation Areap. 124
36. Illinois Beach State Parkp. 127
Indiana
37. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshorep. 130
38. Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Areap. 133
Iowa
39. Riverton Wildlife Areap. 136
Kansas
40. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Areap. 139
41. Flint Hills National Wildlife Refugep. 142
Louisiana
42. Sabine National Wildlife Refugep. 145
Michigan
43. Whitefish Point Bird Observatoryp. 148
Minnesota
44. Agassiz National Wildlife Refugep. 151
45. Hawk Ridge Nature Reservep. 154
Missouri
46. Prairie State Parkp. 157
47. Taberville Prairie Conservation Areap. 160
Nebraska
48. Crane Meadows Nature Centerp. 163
49. Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refugep. 166
North Dakota
50. Lostwood National Wildlife Refugep. 169
51. Theodore Roosevelt National Parkp. 172
Ohio
52. Green Lawn Cemetery and Arboretump. 175
53. Magee Marsh Wildlife Areap. 178
Oklahoma
54. Black Mesa Preservep. 181
55. Little River National Wildlife Refugep. 184
South Dakota
56. Badlands National Parkp. 186
57. Sand Lake National Wildlife Refugep. 190
Texas
58. Aransas National Wildlife Refugep. 193
59. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Parkp. 196
Wisconsin
60. Horicon National Wildlife Refugep. 199
Western United Statesp. 202
Alaska
61. Denali National Park and Preservep. 204
Arizona
62. Cave Creek Canyonp. 207
63. Ramsey Canyonp. 210
California
64. Point Reyes Seashore National Parkp. 213
65. Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refugep. 216
66. Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reservep. 219
Colorado
67. Monte Vista National Wildlife Refugep. 222
68. Rocky Mountain National Parkp. 225
Hawaii
69. Haleakala National Parkp. 228
Idaho
70. Deer Flat National Wildlife Refugep. 231
71. Snake River Birds of Prey Conservation Areap. 234
Montana
72. Bowdoin National Wildlife Refugep. 237
73. Glacier National Parkp. 240
Nevada
74. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Areap. 243
75. Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refugep. 246
New Mexico
76. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refugep. 249
Oregon
77. Sauvie Island Wildlife Areap. 252
Utah
78. Bear River Migratory Bird Refugep. 255
Washington
79. Olympic National Parkp. 258
80. Skagit Wildlife Areap. 261
Wyoming
81. Seedskadee National Wildlife Refugep. 264
82. Yellowstone National Parkp. 267
Canadap. 270
Alberta
83. Elk Island National Parkp. 272
84. Jasper National Parkp. 275
British Columbia
85. Mount Revelstoke National Parkp. 278
86. Pacific Rim National Park and Reservep. 281
Manitoba
87. Churchill and Vicinityp. 284
88. Riding Mountain National Parkp. 287
New Brunswick
89. Grand Manan Archipelagop. 290
90. Kouchibouguac National Parkp. 293
Newfoundland
91. Gros Morne National Parkp. 296
Northwest Territories
92. Nahanni National Park Reservep. 299
93. Wood Buffalo National Parkp. 302
Nova Scotia
94. Cape Breton Highlands National Parkp. 305
Ontario
95. Amherst Islandp. 308
96. Long Pointp. 311
Prince Edward Island
97. Prince Edward Island National Parkp. 314
Quebec
98. Forillon National Parkp. 317
Saskatchewan
99. Prince Albert National Parkp. 320
Yukon Territory
100. Kluane National Parkp. 323
About the Birdsp. 326
Indexp. 346
Photography Creditsp. 351
NWFp. 352

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