A Birder's West Indies
An Island-by-Island Tour
By (author) Roland H. Wauer
Foreword by Bradford C. Northrup
Afterword by Paul Butler
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Birder's West Indies by Roland H. Wauer
Book DescriptionThe West Indies offer so much more than sun, sand, and shopping. This sweeping arc of islands, which runs from Cuba to Grenada and includes the Virgin Islands, teems with a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Up to 40 percent of the plants in some forests are found nowhere else on earth, while the West Indian flyway is a critical link in the migratory routes of many birds. In A Birder's West Indies, Roland Wauer takes you on an island-by-island journey of discovery. He describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies. His accounts give insight into the birds' habitats, status, and ecology and record some of the threats posed by human activities. For readers planning trips to the West Indies, Wauer also includes helpful, up-to-date facts about the best times to travel, the kinds of entry and customs systems to expect, the money exchange services available, and general information about weather, food, and accommodations. Filling a unique niche among current guides, A Birder's West Indies offers both professional ornithologists and avocational bird watchers a chance to compare notes and experiences with an expert observer. And for readers who haven't yet visited the islands, Wauer's fluid prose and lovely color photographs will be the next-best thing to being there-and an irresistible invitation to go.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780292791015
(228mm x 153mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roland H. Wauer
Naturally...South Texas, Paperback (August 2001)
Describes a typical year in the natural life of South Texas. This book discusses numerous topics for each month, from the first appearance of butterflies in January, to alligators making a comeback in July, to the Christmas bird count in December. It features observations filled with natural history lore.
Birds of the Northwestern National Parks, Paperback (June 2000)
Wauer has written this finding guide, which introduces the most common birds and the most likely places to see them
For All Seasons, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Roland H. Wauer
Something about Big Bend National Park draws visitors again and again. Maybe it's the spare beauty of the mountains and desert, the dawn chorus of birds, or the vivid stars in the velvet night. All of these things have made it Roland Wauer's favorite place. This book includes journal entries that chronicle a year in the life of the park.
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Author Biography - Roland H. Wauer
Roland H. Wauer, of Victoria, Texas, enjoyed a 32-year career as a National Park Service interpreter, biologist, and Chief of Resource Management. He is also the author of The American Robin, A Birder's West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour, and For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal.
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