Birds of the Northwestern National Parks: A Birders Perspective

Paperback | January 1, 2000

byROLAND H. WAUERIllustratorMimi Hoppe Wolf

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From the bald eagle to the pileolated woodpecker, the varied and abundant birdlife of the northwestern national parks is as impressive as the parks' dramatic scenery. To help both beginning and advanced birders make the most of their visits to these parks, Roland Wauer has written this finding guide, which introduces the most common birds and the most likely places to see them.

The book opens with practical advice on getting started in birding—choosing binoculars, bird identification, proper field techniques, etc. Then after a concise discussion of the national parks as "islands" of bird habitat, the succeeding chapters fully describe each park, including its plant and animal communities and the facilities and interpretive activities available to visitors. Wauer takes readers on "walks" through each park's most popular and accessible places, where he explains the identification and behavior of the birds that visitors are most likely to see. He closes each account with a review of the park's bird life and a list of key species. Pen-and-ink drawings illustrate many of the birds.

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From the bald eagle to the pileolated woodpecker, the varied and abundant birdlife of the northwestern national parks is as impressive as the parks' dramatic scenery. To help both beginning and advanced birders make the most of their visits to these parks, Roland Wauer has written this finding guide, which introduces the most common bi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:151 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.38 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029279133x

ISBN - 13:9780292791336

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Table of Contents

Preface AcknowledgmentsBirds--What They Are and How to Find ThemBirding for Fun Field Techniques Birding Ethics Parks as Islands Threats to the Parks Wildland Fires and Their Effects on Bird Life The Future What Is Being Done within the Parks The Value of National ParksThe Northwestern National Parks Olympic National Park, Washington North Cascades National Park, Washington Mount Rainier National Park, Washington Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon Lava Beds National Monument, California Lassen Volcanic National Park, CaliforniaReferences Index

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I can't recall reading a book that makes birding seem more attractive....I look forward to getting a copy and using it. - Bob R. O'Brien, author of Our National Parks and the Search for Sustainability