Synopses & Reviews
The well-loved standard reference for bird-watchers and nature lovers in North Carolina and South Carolina, Birds of the Carolinas collects information on all avian species known to have occurred in the region since 1900. This thoroughly revised second edition describes more than 460 individual species, including 60 new species that have been recorded since the publication of the first edition in 1980. Updated entries for all species reflect the current status of bird life as well as major changes in taxonomy and nomenclature. Each species account indicates when and where the bird is most likely to be found in the Carolinas, its nesting habits, feeding habits, and descriptive information useful in identifying the species. Generously illustrated with nearly 400 color photographs, this comprehensive guide to regional birds and their behavior will quickly earn a prominent place on the bookshelf of every bird-watcher in the Carolinas.
Identification, feeding, nesting, and migratory habits of birds found in North and South Carolina.
The most comprehensive reference for Carolina bird watchers is now updated to include 60 new species recorded in the Carolinas since the publication of the first edition in 1980, bringing the new total to more than 460 individual species. Previous entries have been updated to reflect the current status of species and major changes in taxonomy and the naming of species.
About the Author
Eloise F. Potter is former director of communications at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. James F. Parnell is professor emeritus of biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is coauthor of Mammals of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland and Freshwater Fishes of the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, both from UNC Press. Robert P. Teulings, retired environmental engineer at the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, is past president of the Carolina Bird Club. Ricky Davis is editor for the Southern Atlantic region for North American Birds, a quarterly journal of ornithological record published by the American Birding Association.