Rocky Mountain Birds

Rocky Mountain Birds

Checklist of Alberta birds. 9 pp. 4th ed. Edmonton, AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta. Bird Studies Canada. In preparation. British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas. URL: http://birdatlas.bc.ca/english/index,jsp Clarke, C. H. D., and Cowan, ...

Author: Paul Johnsgard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781609620165

Category: Bird watching

Page: 286

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"Part I outlines the habitats, ecology, and bird geography of the Rocky Mountains north of the New Mexico-Colorado border, including recent changes in the ecology and avifauna of the region. It provides detailed lists of major birding locations and guidance about where to search for specific Rocky Mountain birds. Part 2 considers all 328 regional species individually, with information on their status, habitats and ecology, suggested viewing locations, and population."--Back cover
Categories: Bird watching

Birds of British Columbia Volume 4

Birds of British Columbia  Volume 4

Alberta birds 1961-1970 . Provincial Museum of Alberta , Natural History Section Occasional Paper No. 1 , Edmonton . 314 pp . Sage , B.L. 1976. The breeding distribution of Smith's Longspur in Alaska . Condor 78 : 116-117 .

Author: Wayne Campbell

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774806214

Category: Nature

Page: 768

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This much-awaited final volume of The Birds of British Columbia completes what some have called one of the most important regional ornithological works in North America. It is the culmination of more than 25 years of effort by the authors who, with the assistance of thousands of dedicated volunteers throughout the province, have created the basic reference work on the avifauna of British Columbia. Volume 4 covers the last half of the passerines and describes 102 species, including the warblers, sparrows, grosbeaks, blackbirds, and finches. The text builds upon the authoritative format of the previous volumes and is supported by hundreds of full-colour illustrations, including detailed distribution maps, unique habitat shots, and beautiful photographs of the birds, their nests, eggs, and young. In addition, a species update lists and describes 27 species of birds new to the province since the first three volumes were published. The book concludes with Synopsis: The Birds of British Columbia into the 21st Century, which synthesizes data and information from all four volumes and looks at the conservation challenges facing birds in the new millennium. The four volumes in The Birds of British Columbia provide unprecedented coverage of the region's birds, presenting a wealth of information on the ornithological history, regional environment, habitat, breeding habits, migratory movements, seasonality and distribution patterns of 472 species of birds. It is the complete reference work for birdwatchers, ornithologists and naturalists.
Categories: Nature

Coyotes Still Sing in My Valley

Coyotes Still Sing in My Valley

On north-facing slopes and in ravines, white spruce have matured since harvesting declined in the Edmonton region. Dying and dead spruce trees provide habitat for insects, mammals and birds (photo by Ross W. Wein, 2000).

Author: Ross W. Wein

Publisher: Spotted Cow Press

ISBN: 9780973386486

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 376

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Categories: Biodiversity conservation

North American Fauna

North American Fauna

Macoun records two specimens taken at Edmonton in May , 1897 , by Spreadborough ; and J. Alden Loring reported that he saw three at the same place September 23 , 1894 , and took one . The bird catalogue of the National Museum records ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX1FVW

Category: Animals

Page: 706

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Categories: Animals

A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska Mackenzie Region

A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska Mackenzie Region

The bird catalogue of the National Museum records specimens from Fort Rae , Fort Resolution , Big Island ... Macoun records specimens of the birds from Edmonton , as well as eggs taken by Spreadborough at the same place , May 19 , 1897.

Author: Edward Alexander Preble

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006867421

Category: Animals

Page: 574

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Categories: Animals

Birds of Prey of the West

Birds of Prey of the West

the “Yukon” birds, which are quite heavily marked on their underparts, have all-white throats. ... the “Yellowknife” example from N.W.T. is identical to white-throated soaring adults seen north of Edmonton near Redwater, Alta., in Jun.

Author: Brian K. Wheeler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691117188

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 756

Birds of Prey of the West and its companion volume, Birds of Prey of the East, are the most comprehensive and authoritative field guides to North American birds of prey ever published. Written and lavishly illustrated with stunning, lifelike paintings by leading field-guide illustrator, photographer, and author Brian Wheeler, the guides depict an enormous range of variations of age, sex, color, and plumage, and feature a significant amount of plumage data that has never been published before. The painted figures illustrate plumage and species comparisons in a classic field-guide layout. Each species is shown in the same posture and from the same viewpoint, which further assists comparisons. Facing-page text includes quick-reference identification points and brief natural history accounts that incorporate the latest information. The range maps are exceptionally accurate and much larger than those in other guides. They plot the most up-to-date distribution information for each species and include the location of cities for more accurate reference. Finally, the guides feature color habitat photographs next to the maps. The result sets a new standard for guides to North America's birds of prey. Lavishly illustrated with stunning, lifelike paintings Written and illustrated by a leading authority on North American birds of prey Depicts more plumages than any other guide Concise facing-page text includes quick-reference identification points Classic field-guide layout makes comparing species easy Large, accurate range maps include up-to-date distribution information Unique color habitat photographs next to the maps
Categories: Nature

Birds of Prey of the East

Birds of Prey of the East

Note: Samplings of the more common white-throated birds can be seen on soaring adults near Edmonton, Alta., in Jul. (Bauschardt 2012) and on a late Jun. nesting bird at Redwater, 32 mi. (51km) north of Edmonton (Edwards 2012).

Author: Brian K. Wheeler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691117065

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 347

Birds of Prey of the East and its companion volume, Birds of Prey of the West, are the most comprehensive and authoritative field guides to North American birds of prey ever published. Written and lavishly illustrated with stunning, lifelike paintings by leading field-guide illustrator, photographer, and author Brian Wheeler, the guides depict an enormous range of variations of age, sex, color, and plumage, and feature a significant amount of plumage data that has never been published before. The painted figures illustrate plumage and species comparisons in a classic field-guide layout. Each species is shown in the same posture and from the same viewpoint, which further assists comparisons. Facing-page text includes quick-reference identification points and brief natural history accounts that incorporate the latest information. The range maps are exceptionally accurate and much larger than those in other guides. They plot the most up-to-date distribution information for each species and include the location of cities for more accurate reference. Finally, the guides feature color habitat photographs next to the maps. The result sets a new standard for guides to North America's birds of prey. Lavishly illustrated with stunning, lifelike paintings Written and illustrated by a leading authority on North American birds of prey Depicts more plumages than any other guide Concise facing-page text includes quick-reference identification points Classic field-guide layout makes comparing species easy Large, accurate range maps include up-to-date distribution information Unique color habitat photographs next to the maps
Categories: Nature

A Guide to Field Guides

A Guide to Field Guides

Fisher , Chris C. Birds of the Rocky Mountains . Edmonton , Alta .: Lone Pine , 1997. 336p . $ 19.95pa . ISBN 1551050919pa . 320 species ; color illustrations ; descriptions include voice , distribution , natural history .

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563087073

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.
Categories: Nature

Great Plains Birds

Great Plains Birds

2 Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary (southwest of Edmonton, near Devon) Why: The sanctuary provides easy access to many habitats via trails and boardwalks with viewing platforms over the lake. Habitats: A mix of sand hills, meadows, ...

Author: Larkin Powell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496218612

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The Great Plains is a well-known and well-studied hybrid zone for many animals, most notably birds. In Great Plains Birds Larkin Powell explores the history, geography, and geology of the plains and the birds that inhabit it. From the sandhill crane to ducks and small shorebirds, he explains migration patterns and shows how human settlements have affected the movements of birds. Powell uses historical maps and images to show how wetlands have disappeared, how grasslands have been uprooted, how rivers have been modified by dams, and how the distribution of forests has changed, all the while illustrating why grassland birds are the most threatened group of birds in North America. Powell also discusses conservation attempts and how sporting organizations have raised money to create wetland and grassland habitats for both game and nongame species. Great Plains Birds tells the story of the birds of the plains, discussing where those birds can be found and the impact humans have had on them.
Categories: Nature

Alberta Birds 1971 1980 Passerines

Alberta Birds  1971 1980  Passerines

Edmonton . Thormin , T. 1977a . Bird News . Edmonton Nat . 5 ( 7 ) : 9 . Thormin , T.W. 1977b . Spring weather , butterflies , owls etc .: a request . Edmonton Nat . 5:67 . Thormin , T.W. 1977c . September , October bird sightings .

Author: Harold W. Pinel

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063106631

Category: Birds

Page: 246

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Categories: Birds