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The Resource Birding in the American West : a handbook, Kevin J. Zimmer

Birding in the American West : a handbook, Kevin J. Zimmer

Label
Birding in the American West : a handbook
Title
Birding in the American West
Title remainder
a handbook
Statement of responsibility
Kevin J. Zimmer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A guide to finding and identifying birds in the American West, designed to fill in the gaps left by field guides and bird-finding guides. Provides birders with general concepts and frameworks needed to develop good bird-finding and identification skills, describes different identification techniques, and details microhabitats and difficult-to-identify species in depth. Also gives advice on keeping field notes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimmer, Kevin J
Dewey number
598/.07/23478
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL683.W4
LC item number
Z55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bird watching
  • Birds
Label
Birding in the American West : a handbook, Kevin J. Zimmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finding Pelagic Birds
  • Calling Birds In
  • Ethics
  • Techniques of Identifying Birds
  • Form and Structure
  • Trophic Structures
  • Wing and Tail Shape and Flight Characteristics
  • Body Proportions
  • Color and Plumage Patterns
  • Vocalizations
  • Techniques of Finding Birds
  • Behavior
  • Gestalt, or Jizz
  • Accessory Information
  • Importance of Preparation
  • Ready Reference to Key Characters
  • Psychological Influences
  • Keeping Field Notes
  • Why Keep a Journal?
  • How to Keep a Journal
  • Species Accounts
  • Habitat Recognition
  • Some Useful Tips
  • Difficult Identifications: Beyond the Field Guides
  • Nonbreeding-Plumaged Loons
  • Arctic versus Pacific Loon
  • Clark's versus Western Grebe
  • Horned versus Eared Grebe
  • Sooty versus Short-tailed Shearwater
  • Double-crested versus Neotropic Cormorant
  • Pacific Coast Cormorants
  • Immature Night-Herons
  • Elevation
  • Tundra versus Trumpeter Swan
  • Ross's versus Snow Goose
  • Female Teals
  • Greater versus Lesser Scaup
  • Female Goldeneyes
  • Female Common versus Female Red-breasted Merganser
  • Immature Eagles
  • Accipiters
  • Buteos and Other Soaring Hawks
  • Shorebirds
  • Key Plant Species
  • Jaegers
  • Identifying Gulls
  • Slaty-backed Gulls
  • Thayer's Gulls
  • Kittiwakes
  • Common versus Arctic versus Forster's Tern
  • Elegant versus Royal versus Caspian Tern
  • Common versus Thick-billed Murre
  • Kittlitz's Murrelets
  • Craveri's versus Xantus's Murrelet
  • Nest Site Availability
  • Time of Day
  • Time of Year
  • Tapping the Hotline
Control code
42692178
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 402 pages
Isbn
9780801432576
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99053727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Birding in the American West : a handbook, Kevin J. Zimmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finding Pelagic Birds
  • Calling Birds In
  • Ethics
  • Techniques of Identifying Birds
  • Form and Structure
  • Trophic Structures
  • Wing and Tail Shape and Flight Characteristics
  • Body Proportions
  • Color and Plumage Patterns
  • Vocalizations
  • Techniques of Finding Birds
  • Behavior
  • Gestalt, or Jizz
  • Accessory Information
  • Importance of Preparation
  • Ready Reference to Key Characters
  • Psychological Influences
  • Keeping Field Notes
  • Why Keep a Journal?
  • How to Keep a Journal
  • Species Accounts
  • Habitat Recognition
  • Some Useful Tips
  • Difficult Identifications: Beyond the Field Guides
  • Nonbreeding-Plumaged Loons
  • Arctic versus Pacific Loon
  • Clark's versus Western Grebe
  • Horned versus Eared Grebe
  • Sooty versus Short-tailed Shearwater
  • Double-crested versus Neotropic Cormorant
  • Pacific Coast Cormorants
  • Immature Night-Herons
  • Elevation
  • Tundra versus Trumpeter Swan
  • Ross's versus Snow Goose
  • Female Teals
  • Greater versus Lesser Scaup
  • Female Goldeneyes
  • Female Common versus Female Red-breasted Merganser
  • Immature Eagles
  • Accipiters
  • Buteos and Other Soaring Hawks
  • Shorebirds
  • Key Plant Species
  • Jaegers
  • Identifying Gulls
  • Slaty-backed Gulls
  • Thayer's Gulls
  • Kittiwakes
  • Common versus Arctic versus Forster's Tern
  • Elegant versus Royal versus Caspian Tern
  • Common versus Thick-billed Murre
  • Kittlitz's Murrelets
  • Craveri's versus Xantus's Murrelet
  • Nest Site Availability
  • Time of Day
  • Time of Year
  • Tapping the Hotline
Control code
42692178
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 402 pages
Isbn
9780801432576
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99053727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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