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Introduction To Birds Of The Southern California Coast

Lentz, Joan Easton

Published by University of California Press, 2006
ISBN 10: 0520237803 / ISBN 13: 9780520237803
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Title: Introduction To Birds Of The Southern ...

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Berkeley. 2006. University of California Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Hardcover. No Dustjacket As Issued. Principal Photograhy by Don DesJardin. Illustraed by Peter Gaede. 319 pages. hardcover. 0520237803. keywords: Natural History. inventory # 36310. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This easy-to-use, concise, informative guide is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California’s noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. An excellent introduction, an indispensable regional guide, and a perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds. Features - 120 superb color plates and lifelike habitat drawings that depict birds in their natural surroundings; Sixteen maps show numerous birding sites accompanied by detailed directions; Species accounts include information on the abundance and seasonal status of each bird and give intriguing natural history details; Introductory sections describe the coastal habitats of Southern California, provide tips for beginning birdwatchers, and discuss the basics of bird behavior. Joan Easton Lentz is a Research Associate with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She also teaches bird classes for the Santa Barbara Community College Continuing Education Division and is author of Great Birding Trips of the West (1989) and Birdwatching: A Guide for Beginners (1985). Very Good In Hardcover. No Dustjacket As Issued. Bookseller Inventory # 36310

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Synopsis: This easy-to-use, concise, informative guide is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. An excellent introduction, an indispensable regional guide, and a perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds. Features include: 120 superb color plates and lifelike habitat drawings that depict birds in their natural surroundings; sixteen maps show numerous birding sites accompanied by detailed directions; species accounts include information on the abundance and seasonal status of each bird and give intriguing natural history details; and introductory sections describe the coastal habitats of Southern California, provide tips for beginning birdwatchers, and discuss the basics of bird behavior.

About the Author: Joan Easton Lentz is a Research Associate with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She also teaches bird classes for the Santa Barbara Community College Continuing Education Division and is author of Great Birding Trips of the West (1989) and Birdwatching: A Guide for Beginners (1985).

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