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The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservationby George Fenwick
Synopses & Reviews
Whether we live in cities, in the suburbs, or in the country, birds are ubiquitous features of daily life, so much so that we often take them for granted. But even the casual observer is aware that birds dont fill our skies in the number they once did. That awareness has spawned conservation action that has led to notable successes, including the recovery of some of the nations most emblematic species, such as the Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Whooping Crane, and Peregrine Falcon. Despite this, a third of all American bird species are in trouble—in many cases, theyre in imminent danger of extinction. The most authoritative account ever published of the threats these species face, The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation will be the definitive book on the subject.
The Guide presents for the first time anywhere a classification system and threat analysis for bird habitats in the United States, the most thorough and scientifically credible assessment of threats to birds published to date, as well as a new list of birds of conservation concern. Filled with beautiful color illustrations and original range maps, the Guide is a timely, important, and inspiring reference for birders and anyone else interested in conserving North Americas avian fauna. But this book is far more than another shout of crisis. The Guide also lays out a concrete and achievable plan of long-term action to safeguard our countrys rich bird life. Ultimately, it is an argument for hope. Whether you spend your early weekend mornings crouched in silence with binoculars in hand, hoping to check another species off your list, or youve never given much thought to bird conservation, youll appreciate the visual power and intellectual scope of these pages.
The most authoritative account thoroughly and scientifically assesses conservation concerns and threats that are putting a third of all American bird species in imminent danger of extinction. Filled with beautiful color illustrations and maps, this is an important reference for those interested in protecting America's avian fauna.
About the Author
Michael J. Parr is vice president, George H. Fenwick is president, and Daniel J. Lebbin is conservation biologist at the American Bird Conservancy.
Table of Contents
About this book
Bird Conservation Basics
Hawaii BCR: 67
Arctic Tundra "BCR: 1,2,3"
Northern Forests "BCR: 4,6,7,8,12,14"
Western Forests "BCR: 5,10,15,16,34"
Eastern Forests "BCR: 13,23, 24, 28, 29, 30"
Southern Forests "BCR: 25, 26,27, 31"
Grasslands & Prairies "BCR: 11, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 37"
SC Arid Lands "BCR: 20, 35, 36"
SW Arid Lands "BCR: 9, 32, 33"
Marine "(Beaches, Coasts & Marine)"
Drivers of Habitat Loss
Invasive & Over-abundant Species
Drivers of Habitat Loss
What Our Readers Are Saying
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