The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio by Paul G. RodewaldThe Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio by Paul G. Rodewald

The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio

EditorPaul G. Rodewald, Matthew B. Shumar, Aaron T. Boone

Hardcover | April 5, 2016

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Twenty-five years after the publication of the state’s first breeding bird atlas, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio brings our knowledge of the state’s bird populations up to date and provides important new information. The Atlas documents the current distribution and changes in status for more than two hundred bird species in Ohio, including five new breeding species and five species not known to have bred in over fifty years.

More than nine hundred dedicated birdwatchers completed surveys of birds across the state from 2006 to 2011. In addition, trained staff collected new data on bird abundance using point-count surveys. These counts tabulated not only species but individual birds as well, enabling precise estimates of the actual statewide populations for many of the breeding species detected. In all, more than one million bird records were compiled by birders and professional researchers for the second Atlas, providing an unprecedented snapshot of the bird life of Ohio.

The introductory chapters describe and discuss recent changes in climate and bird habitats within Ohio. The bulk of the volume contains comprehensive and authoritative accounts of each species, illustrated by stunning full-color photographs. Species maps show in fine detail the birds’ distribution, habitat, and range, and, for nearly one hundred species, their abundance in Ohio. This Atlas will aid and inform researchers and birders for years to come.

Paul G. Rodewald is editor of Birds of North America Online, based at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.Matthew B. Shumar is a wildlife biologist specializing in ornithology and landscape ecology.Aaron T. Boone has been a lifelong birder and has worked as a field ornithologist on research projects across the United States.David L. Slager ...
Title:The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in OhioFormat:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 12 × 9 × 1.91 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0271071273

ISBN - 13:9780271071275

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Habit and Environmental Features

Chapter 3: Survey Design and Analytical Methods

Chapter 4: Summary of Avifaunal Changes between Atlases

Chapter 5: Guide to Interpreting Species Accounts

Chapter 6: Species Accounts

Chapter 7: Implications for Bird Conservation in Ohio

Appendix A: Rare or Potential Non-breeding Species

Appendix B: Summary of Atlas Results by Physiographic Region

Appendix C: Habitat Associations

Appendix D: Breeding Phenology

Appendix E: Common and Scientific Names for Referenced Flora and Fauna

Appendix F: Field Cards

Appendix G: Safe Dates

Literature Cited


Editorial Reviews

“The enormous effort to document the avifaunal biodiversity and patterns of species distributions within Ohio in this second Atlas is matched by a thorough treatment and presentation of the data that should be of interest to a broad audience.”

—Kelly A. Williams, The Condor