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Birding Oregon: 44 Prime Birding Areas with More Than 200 Specific Sites (Falcon Guide)by John Rakestraw
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The 44 chapters in Birding Oregon describe over 200 birding sites and include samples from all the major ecoregions in Oregon. All sites listed in the book meet three criteria: They offer consistently good birding, are located on public land or on land open to the birding public, and are accessible in a normal passenger car.
The Checklist includes 502 species of birds that have been found in Oregon and charts their seasonal abundance. Detailed contact information is provided for federal, state, and local agencies; conservation and birding organizations; and birding guide services throughout the state. A 20-page Birding Oregon Atlas provides route information for finding the sites.
The 44 chapters in Birding Oregon describe over 200 birding sites, and include samples from all the major ecoregions in Oregon. All sites listed in the book meet three criteria: They offer consistently good birding, are located on public land or on land open to the birding public, and are accessible in a normal passenger car.
Oregons wide diversity of habitats lends itself to a rich medley of birdlife—more than 500 species, ranging from Black-footed Albatross to Black-throated Sparrows.
Birding Oregon guides you to more than 200 of the finest birding locations throughout the state—from sage steppes, wetlands, and mountains, to open ocean, forests, and tundra, to farmland and even urban areas. Organized by region, this comprehensive reference includes everything you need for a rewarding bird-watching experience.
Look inside to find:
Accurate bird-finding information with detailed directions to each site
Where to find raptors, a huge assortment of shorebirds and nesting seabirds, plus many specialties such as Thayers Gulls, White-headed Woodpeckers, and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches
When to go and what youll see
Falcons new 18-page Birding Oregon Atlas
Details on the seasonal distributions of 505 Oregon bird species—where they occur, their abundances there, and the best times to see them
About the Author
Before turning to birding full time, John Rakestraw took jobs as a music teacher, farm laborer, and hardware salesman to pay for his birding habit. He worked as a naturalist in Kansas and Ohio before finally settling in Oregon. Rakestraw writes articles for birding and nature publications, teaches classes, leads field trips, and works as a guide.
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