The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

byDaniel J. Lebbin

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Whether we live in cities, in the suburbs, or in the country, birds are ubiquitous features of daily life, so much so that we often take them for granted. But even the casual observer is aware that birds don’t fill our skies in the number they once did. That awareness has spawned conservation action that has led to notable successes, including the recovery of some of the nation’s most emblematic species, such as the Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Whooping Crane, and Peregrine Falcon. Despite this, a third of all American bird species are in trouble—in many cases, they’re in imminent danger of extinction. The most authoritative account ever published of the threats these species face, The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation will be the definitive book on the subject.

The Guide presents for the first time anywhere a classification system and threat analysis for bird habitats in the United States, the most thorough and scientifically credible assessment of threats to birds published to date, as well as a new list of birds of conservation concern. Filled with beautiful color illustrations and original range maps, the Guide is a timely, important, and inspiring reference for birders and anyone else interested in conserving North America’s avian fauna. But this book is far more than another shout of crisis. The Guide also lays out a concrete and achievable plan of long-term action to safeguard our country’s rich bird life. Ultimately, it is an argument for hope. Whether you spend your early weekend mornings crouched in silence with binoculars in hand, hoping to check another species off your list, or you’ve never given much thought to bird conservation, you’ll appreciate the visual power and intellectual scope of these pages.

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Whether we live in cities, in the suburbs, or in the country, birds are ubiquitous features of daily life, so much so that we often take them for granted. But even the casual observer is aware that birds don’t fill our skies in the number they once did. That awareness has spawned conservation action that has led to notable successes, i...

Michael J. Parr is vice president, George H. Fenwick is president, and Daniel J. Lebbin is conservation biologist at the American Bird Conservancy.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 6.3 × 1.2 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226647277

ISBN - 13:9780226647272

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Table of Contents

Foreword
George Fenwick

About this book

Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION

  Bird Conservation Basics 
  Conservation History

SPECIES

  (Introduction)
  (Accounts) 

HABITATS

  (Introduction) 
  Hawaii BCR: 67
  Arctic Tundra    "BCR: 1,2,3"
  Northern Forests "BCR: 4,6,7,8,12,14" 
  Western Forests "BCR: 5,10,15,16,34"
  Eastern Forests "BCR: 13,23, 24, 28, 29, 30" 
  Southern Forests "BCR: 25, 26,27, 31"
  Grasslands & Prairies "BCR: 11, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 37" 
  SC Arid Lands "BCR: 20, 35, 36" 
  SW Arid Lands "BCR:  9, 32, 33" 
  Wetlands
  Marine "(Beaches, Coasts & Marine)" 
  Human Landscape    

ISSUES (Threats)

  Drivers of Habitat Loss
  Invasive & Over-abundant Species
  Exploitation
  Pollution
  Climate Change

INTERNATIONAL

  Neotropical Species
  Neotropical Habitats 
  Social Issues 
  Drivers of Habitat Loss
  Habitat Protection 
  Issues (threats) 

TOOLS

  Reader Tools

Editorial Reviews

“This appears to be a first of its kind, a guide of needed conservation actions across the Western Hemisphere with particular emphasis on the United States. . . . It is my hope that this informative and delightful volume will entice more people to become involved in conservation.”