Download and read online Birds of Southwest Florida in PDF and EPUB Birds of Southwest Florida covers the area from Punta Gorda south to Marco Island. This waterproof guide beautifully illustrates 127 species of birds that can be found in southwestern Florida. Black-whiskered Vireo, Florida Scrub Jay, Short-tailed Hawk, Snail Kite, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Mangrove Cuckoo, Limpkin, Wood Stork are some of the specialties included in this guide. This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. It includes common and scientific names, length, wing span and season when these birds can be seen. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this guide.
Download and read online The Living Gulf Coast in PDF and EPUB Describes the animals the traveler is apt to encounter in the wild places of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendy, Lee, and Sarasota counties. Includes descriptions of 162 parks, preserves, and eco-destinations, their fauna, and amenities --
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Download and read online Birds of the Gulf Coast in PDF and EPUB "The moist, sultry northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico hosts a remarkably diverse bird community of more than three hundred species. Waders and seabirds, waterfowl, nightjars and owls, hummingbirds, thrushes and mimic thrushes, warblers, grosbeaks, tanagers, larks, blackbirds, sparrows, and finches all thrive in the various ecosystems of the Gulf Coast and swirl in and out with the seasons. Featuring 175 color photographs by nature photographer Brian K. Miller and essays by natural history columnist and lecturer William R. Fontenot, Birds of the Gulf Coast depicts the mystery and majesty of these beautiful creatures and highlights the importance of the region to the birds' conservation." "Together with Fontenot's essays, these photographs convey the luxuriant abundance that characterizes bird life of the Gulf Coast. This is a book that will inspire seasoned birders and novices alike to explore the region's woodlands, marshes, and beaches and discover for themselves the avian riches that await."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Download and read online Florida s Birds in PDF and EPUB This illustrated guide to Florida's Birds includes full-color illustrations and detailed descriptions of each species, and covers such topics as exotic and endangered species; bird conservation and study; finding, attracting, and feeding birds, bird problems, and the care of sick and injured birds.
Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida in PDF and EPUB Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests
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Download and read online National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America in PDF and EPUB A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Download and read online Brevetoxin Body Burdens in Seabirds of Southwest Florida in PDF and EPUB ABSTRACT: Harmful algal blooms (HABs, or "red tides") of the brevetoxin-producing dinoflagellate Karenia brevis occur periodically along Florida's Gulf coast. Mass mortalities of marine birds have long been associated with these blooms, yet there are few data documenting the accumulation of brevetoxins (PbTx) in the tissues of birds. Post-mortem evaluations were performed on 185 birds representing 22 species collected from October 2001 through May 2006 during red tide and non-red tide events to quantify their body burdens of brevetoxins. A variety of tissues and organs were selected for brevetoxin analysis including blood, brain, heart, fat, stomach or gut contents, intestinal contents or digestive tract, muscle, lung, liver or viscera, kidney, gonads, gallbladder and spleen. Brevetoxin levels in avian tissues ranged from
Download and read online Waterfowl Identification in PDF and EPUB Instructions for identifying 40 species of ducks, geese and swans.
Download and read online Common Coastal Birds of Florida and the Caribbean in PDF and EPUB This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing zone where the sea meets the land and want to understand the birds that frequent this special habitat in Florida and the islands to the south. Author David Nellis reveals the birds found along the beaches, among the mangroves, even up the rocky Caribbean cliffs. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coast, Dr. Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest. Each bird has its own ecological niche--manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits--and territorial competition between species is a constant. This book shows the great variety of specialization behaviors developed by these birds to adapt to this unique environment. Over 250 photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits never before so fully illustrated.
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Download and read online Ecology and Management of Cowbirds and Their Hosts in PDF and EPUB In the past two centuries, cowbirds have increased in numbers and extended their range across North America, while many of the native songbird species whose nests they parasitize to raise their young have declined. This timely book collects forty essays by most of the principal authorities on the biology and management of cowbirds. The book's goals are to explore the biology of cowbirds, the threats they pose to host species and populations, and the management programs that are being undertaken to minimize these threats. The book is organized into five sections, each with an extended editors' introduction that places the contributions in a broad, up-to-date setting. The sections cover: ? The changing abundance of cowbirds and the ways in which their numbers can be estimated. ? Host choice by cowbirds, the negative effects of cowbirds on particular host species, and the daily patterns of cowbird behavior. ? Behavioral interactions between cowbirds and specific host species. ? Patterns of cowbird abundance and host use across varying landscapes. ? Management programs designed to control cowbirds and protect threatened songbirds. James N. M. Smith teaches at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Terry L. Cook works for the Nature Conservancy in Seattle. Stephen I. Rothstein teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Scott K. Robinson holds joint appointments at the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University of Illinois, Champaign. Spencer G. Sealy teaches at the University of Manitoba.
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Download and read online Birds of North America in PDF and EPUB Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.