Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
- Bruce Beehler ; photography by Middleton Evans ; editor, Robert F. Ringler ; forword by Chandler S. Robbins.
- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 
- Physical description
- xvi, 461 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
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|QL684 .M3 B44 2019||New books shelf|
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Foreword, by Chandler S. Robbins Acknowledgments Terms, Abbreviations, and Acronyms Part One. Introduction 1. Appreciating Our Birdlife and the Gentle Art of Birding 2. Natural Geography and Local Bird Provinces 3. The Birding Seasons4. Birding in Urban, Suburban, and Agricultural Landscapes5. The Gift of Wild Places6. Landscaping for Birds and the Environment7. Feeding the Birds8. Conserving Birds and Their Habitats Part Two. Bird Group Accounts The Waterbirds 9. The Waterfowl 10. Marsh and Wading Birds11. Coastal Waterbirds12. Shorebirds13. Birds of the Open Ocean The Landbirds 14. Birds of Prey 15. Birds of Countryside, Farm, and Field16. Aerial Feeders17. Neighborhood, Backyard, and Feeder Birds18. Sparrows and Their Terrestrial Allies19. Warblers and Look-alikes20. Orioles, Blackbirds, and Colorful Fruit- and Seed-eaters Part Three. Birding Tools 21. Best Birding Apps and Websites22. Necessary Birding Gear23. Planning Your Birding Field Trip24. Important Institutions for Birds and Birding25. Key Birding and Ornithological References Part Four. Bird-Finding Guide 26. Photographic Atlas and Finding Guide27. Birds Rarely Recorded in the Region28. Coded Regional Checklist and Seasonal Occurrence Chart29. Best Birding Localities Contributors Photography Notes Addendum Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- A Great Blue Heron wades in the shallows of the Potomac River, scanning for unsuspecting prey. Sunlight turns the water translucent as a small school of fish rises to the water's surface. The heron strikes and moments later is swallowing its quarry-predation in action! This handsome Great Blue Heron is but one of the more than 400 bird species found in Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It shares the mid-Atlantic with kingfishers, eagles, mergansers, wood warblers, and many more. Exploring backyard birds, birds of prey, and birds of the open ocean, Smithsonian ornithologist Bruce Beehler and premier nature photographer Middleton Evans have crafted a comprehensive volume unparalleled in its beauty and captivating storytelling. Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia invites readers to experience the birds' lives as they live them: where they nest, how they forage, their various behaviors, and the natural environments they need to survive. Beehler offers practical advice on bird-watching, including how to find, attract, and even garden for birds, as well as the best places to see them in season. He also discusses the best birding apps, websites, and gear; provides advice on planning a birding field trip; and recommends ornithological institutions that will help you cultivate a lifelong birding hobby. Finally, Beehler challenges the reader to think about conservation efforts to preserve local bird populations. With striking color photographs of more than 400 species, this book is a bonanza for nature lovers. A wealth of images immerse the reader in the world of these wonderful creatures. Marvel at the majesty of Ospreys, navigate the ocean with storm-petrels, and nest with Mourning Doves, all while learning about the richness of the birds' lives, the complexities of their habits, and how we can help keep their populations vibrant and aloft for generations to come.
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