Catalogue


Rare birds of North America [electronic resource] /
Steve N.G. Howell, Ian Lewington, and Will Russell.
imprint
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
description
xviii, 428 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
ISBN
0691117969, 9780691117966
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
isbn
0691117969
9780691117966
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
What is a 'rare bird'-- and when and whence? Migration and vagrancy in birds ; Where do North American vagrants come from? ; Topography, molt, and aging -- Species accounts. Waterfowl ; Sungrebes ; Alcids ; Pelagic seabirds ; Gulls and terns ; Shorebirds ; Wading birds ; Raptors and owls ; Larger landbirds ; Aerial landbirds ; Songbirds -- Appendix A. Species new to North America, Fall 2011-Summer 2012 -- Appendix B. Species of hypothetical occurrence -- Appendix C. Birds new to North America, 1950-2011.
abstract
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. This book covers 262 species originating from three every different regions: the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans.
catalogue key
9899989
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-423) and index.
A Look Inside
Excerpts
Flap Copy
" Rare Birds of North America is splendid. There is warmth and humor in the prose, and the color plates are stunning and will ensure a strong audience for many years to come. Such a book is long overdue for North American readers."-- Edward S. Brinkley, editor of North American Birds "An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic."-- Paul Lehman, field guide consultant and bird tour leader
Flap Copy
" Rare Birds of North America is splendid. There is warmth and humor in the prose, and the color plates are stunning and will ensure a strong audience for many years to come. Such a book is long overdue for North American readers."--Edward S. Brinkley, editor of North American Birds "An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic."--Paul Lehman, field guide consultant and bird tour leader
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Birders thrill to see rarities. This superb book covers 262 rare species, featuring Ian Lewington's unsurpassed artistry in 275 color plates. Species accounts discuss patterns of vagrancy, identification, seasons, regions, and migration."-- Library Journal starred review
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Summaries
Main Description
"Rare Birds of North America" is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the worlds oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status."Rare Birds of North America" provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds.Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and CanadaFeatures 275 stunning color plates that depict every speciesExplains patterns of occurrence by region and seasonProvides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migrationIncludes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips
Main Description
Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status. Rare Birds of North America provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds. Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and Canada Features 275 stunning color plates that depict every species Explains patterns of occurrence by region and season Provides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migration Includes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips

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