Book of Texas Birds

Author: Gary Clark

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 162349432X

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Drawing on the knowledge and insight gained from a lifetime of watching, studying, and enjoying birds, this book is full of information about more than four hundred species of birds in Texas, most all of which author Gary Clark has seen first hand. Organized in the standard taxonomic order familiar to most birders, the book is written in a conversational tone that yields a wide-ranging discussion of each bird’s life history as well as an intimate look at some of its special characteristics and habits. Information regarding each species’ diet, voice, and nest is included as well as when and where it can be found in Texas. Magnificent photographs by Kathy Adams Clark accompany each bird’s entry. For those just beginning to watch birds to those who can fully relate to the experiences and sentiments communicated here by a veteran birder, this book reveals the kind of personal connection to nature that careful attention to the birds around us can inspire.

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, Second Edition

Author: Mark W. Lockwood,Brush Freeman

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623491436

Category: Nature

Page: 554

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“. . . includes some stunning images of Mexican and less-well-known Texas species . . . the authors have provided a unique and elegant publication that is truly an important contribution to Texas ornithology.” --Great Plains Research “Everyone interested in Texas birds must have the Handbook of Texas Birds, a marvelous book. It is full of up-to-date information about Texas birds that cannot be found in one place anywhere else. [The annotations] are full of good information that anyone interested in birds will sooner or later refer to when trying to better understand their own yard’s birds or species seen in various other locations throughout the state.”--Victoria Advocate “The useful and attractive guide includes 140 color photos and more than 600 maps detailing where each species can be found in Texas.”--Abilene Reporter-News “. . . an attractive handbook that birders, both serious and casual, will find valuable when visiting this state with its very diverse avifauna. . . Given the increasing popularity of birding as a pastime for young and old, this book should be in the natural history of most public libraries and colleges.”--Choice

The Behavior of Texas Birds

Author: Kent Rylander

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774729

Category: Nature

Page: 443

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Whether it's the sudden, plunging dives of Brown Pelicans, the singing and aerial displays of Northern Mockingbirds, or the communal nesting of Purple Martins, innate and learned behaviors are some of the most fascinating things to observe in Texas birds. Even casual birdwatchers eventually ask, "why do they do that?" while serious birders and ornithologists seek to understand all the behaviors involved in feeding, flying, mating, and rearing young. But until now, it has been hard to find this information in one handy source. In this comprehensive, yet easy-to-use book, Kent Rylander distills data from many sources to provide an authoritative guide to the behavior of Texas birds. He begins by explaining the principles of animal behavior and illustrating how they can be applied to interpreting bird behaviors in the field. The majority of the book is devoted to accounts of more than 400 species of birds that are most likely to be encountered by Texas birdwatchers. Each account describes such behaviors as feeding, courtship, parenting, and other behaviors that are significant for that species. References to interesting and important articles from scientific journals are incorporated in the species accounts where appropriate, and line drawings illustrate some of the behaviors described.

The Tos Handbook of Texas Birds

Author: Mark Lockwood,Brush Freeman

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442843

Category: Nature

Page: 261

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The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds provides authoritative annotations on the abundance, status, and distribution of all species encountered in Texas; lists rare, introduced, and hypothetical species in the appendices; and offers a comprehensive reference section.

Birds of Texas

Author: Keith A. Arnold,Gregory Kennedy

Publisher: Lone Pine Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Located on the migratory paths of many western hemisphere species, Texas is a birding mecca. This beautifully illustrated field guide features over 400 species either common or particularly notable in the Lone Star state. Descriptions of each bird, as well as the illustrations and range maps, help you identify birds and understand their habits. A checklist helps you keep a list of your birding accomplishments.

Of Birds and Texas

Author: Stuart Gentling,Scott Gentling

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292728344

Category: Art

Page: 223

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As Audubon's "Birds of America" was the most magnificent ornithological publication of the 19th century, "Of Birds and Texas" may rightfully claim that honor for the 20th. A.C. Greene praised it as "the most stunning and prodigious book in Texas history (and possibly forever)." 50 color plates.

The Birds of Texas

Author: John L. Tveten

Publisher: Shearer Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 384

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The Birds of Texas, by John L. Tveten, offers bird watchers something no field guide ever has: outstanding color photography and authoritative information on Texas birds put together in a beautifully crafted book.

Birds of the Texas Hill Country

Author: Mark W. Lockwood

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292788299

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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Situated in the center of a state renowned for its abundant and varied birdlife, the Texas Hill Country provides habitat for 420 resident and migratory species, including the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo. Mark Lockwood, a biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, has monitored these and other bird populations throughout the Hill Country for many years. In this book, he offers a complete, up-to-date guide to the status and distribution of every bird species reliably reported on the Edwards Plateau. The species accounts focus on four key characteristics of each bird: relative abundance, distribution within the region, habitat, and timing of occurrence. In addition, Lockwood discusses species that have been reported, but not documented, in the Hill Country, as well as those that might be expected to occur. For birders and ornithologists less familiar with the region, Lockwood also gives a general introduction to the ecology of the Edwards Plateau and to the flora and birdlife found in eighteen parks and birding areas.

Basic Texas Birds

A Field Guide

Author: Mark W. Lockwood

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292793189

Category: Nature

Page: 419

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Finding all the birds in Texas can be a lifetime pursuit. Basic Texas Birds, an easy-to-use field guide, will help you identify over 180 species of birds that are found across the state, including a selection of the rarer "Texas specialties" that draw birders to Texas from around the world. These are the birds that form the basis of a birder's life list for Texas. Basic Texas Birds is organized by bird families to aid in identifying any bird you see in the wild. It is loaded with resources, including: 200 full-color, close-up photos of the birds State-of-the-art range maps—the most accurate of any currently available—that show each species' distribution within the state Up-to-date species accounts that provide a wealth of current and historical information, including each bird's appearance, habitat, status, and distribution, and that also identify similar species A glossary of terms used in bird identification A list of selected readings for learning more about birds found in Texas The Texas Ornithological Society's list of birds documented in Texas Much more convenient for identifying common birds than a comprehensive state or national field guide, Basic Texas Birds is a must-have resource for both beginning and experienced birders.

Birds of Northeast Texas

Author: Matt White

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585441938

Category: Nature

Page: 132

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The Birds of Northeast Texas is an annotated guide, for both novice and experienced birders, to the 390 species of birds that have been reliably recorded in northeast Texas. It is designed to augment field identification with commentary on status, distribution, and occurrence in this orinthologically rich region, which includes twenty-two counties in the state. Brief introductory chapters introduce the area’s geography and habitats and give readers an idea of where the best birdwatching spots are. The species accounts explain each species’ status, distribution, and period of occurrence in the region. They often also include a short narrative about habitat preference, unusual records, or some other interesting or unique aspect of a particular species. The species accounts are followed by lists of poorly documented “hypothetical” species, extinct species, and introduced species. A vibrant color section highlights the region’s “specialty” birds, as well as rare finds. It is often difficult to obtain information about the abundance of birds that regularly migrate through an area or about those that visit only rarely. Books like this one, about the local status and distribution of birds, are particularly important for both casual and serious birders who want to learn more about the species in their area. Northeast Texas is a popular destination for many people seeking various types of outdoor recreation, such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. As the area becomes better known for its surprisingly rich number of species, serious birders from around the country will want to add the region’s specialties and migrants to their bird lists.

Birds of Texas

A Field Guide

Author: John H. Rappole,Gene W. Blacklock

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890965450

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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"W.L. Moody, Jr., natural history series ; no. 14." Guide to 622 birds found in Texas with information on habitat preferences, abundance, seasonal occurance, and more.

Great Texas Birds

Author: John P. O'Neill,Suzanne Winckler

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292760531

Category: Nature

Page: 120

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Presents color reproductions of forty-eight Texas birds selected as the personal favorites of illustrator John O'Neill and editor Suzanne Winckler, each accompanied by a personal, scientific, or literary observation by a well-known Texas birder or nature writer.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022130

Category: Nature

Page: 600

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Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 578 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of Texas.

Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

Author: Ted L. Eubanks,Robert A. Behrstock,Ron J. Weeks

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585445103

Category: Nature

Page: 287

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In the last thirty years, the Upper Texas Coast has become a “must go” destination for birders around the globe. This book will serve as an essential companion to the customary field guide and pair of binoculars for all visitors to Houston, High Island, Galveston, Freeport, or any of the area’s other exciting birding spots. It also places the birdlife of the region, a seven-county area with a larger bird list than forty-three states, into historical and ecological contexts. Authors Eubanks, Behrstock, and Weeks—all recognized authorities on the migrant and resident birds of this region—present a thorough introduction to the area’s history, physiography, and avifauna. Then, in generous discussions of bird families and species, they synthesize years of records, tracking the comings and goings of more than 480 birds and incorporating their own lifetimes of experience to create an “ornithological mosaic” of lasting significance.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas

And Adjacent States

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395921388

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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All the birds of Texas and most of those found in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are illustrated here in 60 plates that show key features. Descriptions of 542 species, silhouttes, and comparisons of similar species help with accurate identification.

Birds of Texas Field Guide

Author: Stan Tekiela

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591930457

Category: Nature

Page: 436

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THIS BOOK MAKES BIRD IDENTIFICATION EASIER, MORE INFORMATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE. CONTAINS 170 SPECIES--ONLY TEXAS BIRDS!

The Birds of North Central Texas

Author: Warren M. Pulich,Anne Marie Pulich

Publisher: Reveille Books

ISBN: 9780890963227

Category: Nature

Page: 439

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Covers "approximately 400 species" and has "more than 100 maps."

Learn About . . . Texas Birds

Author: Mark W. Lockwood,Elena T. Ivy

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292716858

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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Includes line drawings of various birds in typical habitats, important facts about the birds in easy-to-read text, and several instructive games.