Birds of the Northwestern National Parks
A Birder's Perspective
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Birds of the Northwestern National Parks by Roland H. Wauer
Book DescriptionFrom the bald eagle to the pileolated woodpecker, the varied and abundant birdlife of the northwestern national parks is as impressive as the parks' dramatic scenery. To help both beginning and advanced birders make the most of their visits to these parks, Roland Wauer has written this finding guide, which introduces the most common birds and the most likely places to see them. The book opens with practical advice on getting started in birding-choosing binoculars, bird identification, proper field techniques, etc. Then after a concise discussion of the national parks as "islands" of bird habitat, the succeeding chapters fully describe each park, including its plant and animal communities and the facilities and interpretive activities available to visitors. Wauer takes readers on "walks" through each park's most popular and accessible places, where he explains the identification and behavior of the birds that visitors are most likely to see. He closes each account with a review of the park's bird life and a list of key species. Pen-and-ink drawings illustrate many of the birds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780292791336
(5499mm x 3564mm x 254mm)
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2000
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.
For All Seasons, Paperback (June 1997)
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.
Birder's West Indies, Paperback (June 1996)» View all books by Roland H. Wauer
What birds to look for in the West Indies, and how to get to them.
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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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