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Afield: Forty Years of Birding the American West

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For forty years, Alan Contreras has studied birds and natural history in the West. In Afield, he recounts his bird-watching experiences— primarily in Oregon, but also in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Texas. Sprinkled with comments made by ornithologists and early explorers of the West, his essays offer elements of natural history, personal memoir, and adventure travel. In the largest sense, Afield is a love story, reaffirming the practice of unhurried observation of nature. It is a chronicle of growing up as a person interested in the natural world. From encounters with Oregon's first Eurasian Dotterel to the inspiring but unsuccessful search for Spruce Grouse, Afield describes the experiences of a birder and the life of an explorer. Contreras records his observations largely from the perspective of a lifelong birder, but the people he encounters—and their perceptions about nature—also inhabit Afield. The reader inspired to visit the locations described in Contreras' stories will be pleased to find useful information about them. Afield will appeal to birders—and to anyone who loves the outdoors.

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From encounters with Oregon's first Eurasian Dotterel to the inspiring but unsuccessful search for Spruce Grouse, Afield describes the experiences of a birder and the life of an explorer. Contreras records his observations largely from the perspective of a lifelong birder, but the people he encounters—and their perceptions about nature—also inhabit Afield. The reader inspired to visit the locations described in Contreras' stories will be pleased to find useful information about them. Afield will appeal to birders—and to anyone who loves the outdoors.

About the Author

Alan Contreras has studied birds for over forty years. He is past president of the Oregon Field Ornithologists, and has written and edited several books on Oregon birds, including Birds of Lane County, Oregonand Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870714207
Author:
Contreras, Alan
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Illustrator:
Papish, Ramiel
Author:
Contreras, Alan
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Bird watching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Bird watching -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Birds -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Nature; Nature Writing
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , From encounters with Oregon's first Eurasian Dotterel to the inspiring but unsuccessful search for Spruce Grouse, Afield describes the experiences of a birder and the life of an explorer. Contreras records his observations largely from the perspective of a lifelong birder, but the people he encounters—and their perceptions about nature—also inhabit Afield. The reader inspired to visit the locations described in Contreras' stories will be pleased to find useful information about them. Afield will appeal to birders—and to anyone who loves the outdoors.
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