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Bull's Birds of New York State

by George E. Pataki

Bull's Birds of New York State Synopsis

Whether you watch birds on the shores of Long Island, at the Bashakill Marsh, at Niagara Falls, or just at your backyard feeder, this volume will help you appreciate what our Empire State has to offer. It will give you a historical perspective, and it will tell you what we can hope to look forward to in the future if we are vigilant stewards of our natural world.-Governor George E. PatakiThe bible of the state's birders since its publication in 1974, John Bull's Birds of New York State has now been completely revised and updated by the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs. This eagerly awaited survey of bird life in the state today provides new and thorough accounts of all 451 species on the official New York State checklist. The book features 7 new maps-4 in full color-and 30 striking sketches by bird artist Dale Dyer.Birders will find chapters covering topics from the prehistoric birds of the region to contemporary bird habitats and the ways in which current classification is being affected by DNA data and research. The species accounts themselves pay particular attention to date parameters and frequency of occurrence, details that are important to the active birder. Where applicable, full subspecies discussions are included.Meticulously prepared by the editor, Emanuel Levine, and the more than 70 members of the Federation who served as authors, this book will prove invaluable to birdwatchers statewide-whether backyard feeder watchers, casual birders, or dyed-in-the-wool enthusiasts.

Bull's Birds of New York State Press Reviews

In summary, the new Bull revision is a handsome specimen. This revision of a classic text will be a valuable resource to experts, a learning guide for intermediate birders, and a goldmine of information for the beginner. -Birding This volume stands out as a companion to traditional field guides. . . A wealth of information. -Northeastern Naturalist The new version of Bull's Birds is a necessary purchase for public and academic libraries in New York and adjacent states. It would be a useful purchase for birding libraries everywhere. -American Reference Books Annual This sturdy volume will be the main reference for all New York birders, whatever their level of expertise. Recommended for general readers, undergraduates through faculty. -Choice The most current and most complete documentation available of the status and distribution of birds of New York. . . . Emanuel Levine and the authors have put together a book that provides documentation of interest to the serious birder, interesting tidbits for the most casual birdwatcher, and food for thought for professional resource managers. Everyone with an interest in birds of New York should clear a space on their bookshelves for this volume which will become an invaluable reference. -New York State Conservationist Birders and ornithologists in New York State will want to include this book in their libraries. -Wildlife Activist Readers will find new and thorough accounts of all 451 species on the official state checklist, as well as date parameters and frequency of occurrence. -Publishers Weekly

Book Information

ISBN: 9780801434044
Publication date: 24th September 1998
Author: George E. Pataki
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates an imprint of Cornell University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 592 pages
Categories: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching, Reference works,

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