Birds of the Northwestern National Parks: A Birder's Perspective by ROLAND H. WAUERBirds of the Northwestern National Parks: A Birder's Perspective by ROLAND H. WAUER

Birds of the Northwestern National Parks: A Birder's Perspective

byROLAND H. WAUERIllustratorMimi Hoppe Wolf

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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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.

Roland H. Wauer, of Victoria, Texas, enjoyed a 32-year career as a National Park Service interpreter, biologist, and Chief of Resource Management. He is also the author of The American Robin, A Birder’s West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour, and For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal.
Title:Birds of the Northwestern National Parks: A Birder's PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:151 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.38 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:029279133x

ISBN - 13:9780292791336

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Birds—What They Are and How to Find Them
    • Birding 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 Parks
  • The 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, California
  • References
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

"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