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1. Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds
2. Hand-Feeding and Raising Baby
3. The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia
4. Missouri Breeding Bird Atlas:
5. Cooperative Breeding in Birds:
6. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of
7. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds
8. The Birds of Ohio: With Ohio Breeding
9. Upland Game Birds: Their Breeding
10. The Atlas of Breeding Birds of
11. Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative
12. The Birds of Turkey: The Distribution,
13. Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas
14. Breeding Cage and Aviary Birds
15. Helpers at Birds' Nests: A Worldwide
16. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of
17. A Guide to Shetland's Breeding
18. Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas
19. The Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas
20. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of

1. Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia
Hardcover: 520 Pages (2010-12-30)
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Asin: 0801895766
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Despite their small sizes, Maryland and Washington, DC, possess a vast range of environments -- from the high peaks of the Allegheny Ridges to the low marshes of the Chesapeake Bay. Home to 200 nesting bird species, these habitats are under constant threat from urban sprawl, changing farming practices, and the degradation of coastal wetlands. The Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia documents the impact of these environmental changes on the region's bird population and discusses the recovery of the endangered Bald Eagle and the new confirmation of breeding by three species -- the Common Merganser, the Ruddy Duck, and the Double-crested Cormorant.

Species accounts, each with a stunning color photograph, provide detailed coverage of the habitats, biology, and relative abundance of mid-Atlantic nesting birds. Up-to-date maps reflect changes in their breeding ranges and distributions over the past two decades. Of perhaps greatest value are the comparative analyses with data from the first statewide survey conducted in the 1980s.

Treasured by birders -- and an invaluable reference for ornithologists, conservationists, and land use planners -- this book will significantly influence our understanding and management of avian species in the region for the next decade.

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2. Hand-Feeding and Raising Baby Birds: Breeding, Hand-Feeding, Care, and Management
by Ph.D.Matthew M. Vriends
Paperback: 160 Pages (1996-10-01)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$6.00
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Asin: 0812095812
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This book is for both amateur bird owners and professional breeders. It offers instructions on maintaining a bird nursery, keeping it heated and sanitary, and tending the chicks. Differing feed formulas are given for different species, including parrots, doves, finches, soft-billed birds, pheasants, and others. Advice pertains to correcting problems often suffered by baby birds, from dehydration and discolored feathers to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great instruction on parrot care.
This is an excellent book on the total care of baby parrots. Also includes general care of adult parrots. I've read many parrot books and have owned a parrot for 10 yrs and I highly recommend this book. Well written and a good reference book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Book review
This book has just the right information for a beginner like myself. It also has pictures that suits someone like me who depends more on graphic presentation than just words. It does not contain too many technical terminology for the general public to grasp what the author is saying and understand the message it is meant to convey.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not what it claims to be!
The information in this book is sorely outdated! Try Parrot Breeder's Answer Book, The instead, and plan on learning more on hand-feeding from the internet or from one of the manufacturers of the commercial hand-feeding formula that is available now.

5-0 out of 5 stars In depth look at hand feeding and care of baby birds
Matthew Vriends HAND-FEEDING AND RAISING BABY BIRDS is of some use to me although I prefer Gayle Souck's PARROT BREEDER'S ANSWER BOOK.Vriend's book is not nearly as comprehensive, he goes deep whereas Soucek goes broad.However, I appreciate the detailed sections on the selection, care and maintenance of incubators including photos of the various types of incubators as well as text describing air filtration systems (`still air' and ventilation), automatic egg turners versus doing it yourself, and temperature, light and humidity considerations. Interestingly, neither author cites the other even tho Barron's produced both books and they are somewhat complementary.

As well as incubation, Vriends book covers feeding in great detail with numerous photos of very small chicks being hand fed.I like this book because I needed more in-depth information about actual feeding practices, including a discussion of the different nutritional needs of different birds who require formulas.Whether you are raising companion birds or you are an animal rehabilitator/rescuer you will probably find this book useful.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK book
This book was OK.It talks about all pet birds, so it really only gives a little bit of information about each.If you are looking to know about handfeeding ONE certain kind of bird, then I would look for a different book.The pictures are very cute though. ... Read more

3. The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia (A Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book)
by Todd M. Schneider, Giff Beaton, Timothy S. Keyes, Nathan A. Klaus
Library Binding: 520 Pages (2010-02-15)
list price: US$64.95 -- used & new: US$43.83
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Asin: 0820328936
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is a comprehensive historical record of all free-ranging bird species known to be breeding in Georgia around the beginning of the new millennium. The atlas profiles 182 species, from the sociable House Wren to the secretive Black Rail; from the thriving Red-shouldered Hawk to the threatened Wilson's Plover. The atlas is the result of a systematic survey conducted from 1994 to 2001, the massive collaborative effort of several private organizations, public agencies, and many individuals. It offers a wealth of information critical to bird-conservation efforts and provides a baseline so that changes to species ranges, numbers, and other significant aspects of each species' status can be better understood.

Each species account includes a color photograph of the bird; information on the bird's habitat and life history, distribution, population trends, and conservation status (details discussed include diet, nesting habits, life cycle of the young, predators, and interactions with humans); color distribution map showing the state's six ecoregions and indicating possible, probable, and confirmed breeding; and graphs showing population trends.

Also included are chapters on the survey methodology, results of the surveys, influence of the physical environments of the state on bird distribution, changes in the avifauna since European settlement, and bird conservation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More than a coffee table book
And highly informative. Species accounts are detailed, maps well-done, photos excellent. Anyone who wants a beautiful book that's filled with information about Georgia birds,and birds in general, will appreciate this publication.
Disclaimer: I am a contributor to this book!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia
This inexpensive, hard-covered, quality-bound book from the University of GA Press is a necessity for any Georgia birdwatcher.I reviewed it yesterday and just ordered it to ensure I will have it before its first edition sales are exhausted.The book provides specific information about the habitats, population trends, breeding areas and other locations of bird species that breed in Georgia.The book's beautiful color photos of each species and GA maps showing the breeding locations of these species are wonderful. ... Read more

4. Missouri Breeding Bird Atlas: 1986-1992 (Natural History Series No. 6) (Natural history series)
by Brad Jacobs, James D. Wilson
Paperback: 430 Pages (1997-01-01)
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Asin: 1887247130
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Average atlas and reference for those interested in MO birds
Basics: 1997, softcover, 430 pages, 160+ species, breeding atlas maps

This atlas represents the field work carried out in Missouri between 1986 and 1992 to document all species that breed in the state.As typical of most atlases, the primary focus of this book is to provide a map of where the birds breed and to offer an account of the natural history of each bird.The state was divided into 1,210 blocks and all but 3 were surveyed during the study period.

A full-page map of Missouri is given for each of the 160+ breeding birds.The map contains boundaries for all counties.Blocks of three shades of gray are placed over the map to designate the location and status of a breeding bird.Nineteen different codes were used in the field surveys and then arranged into three distinct categories reflected on the map.These three status types are confirmed, probably, and possible breeding.

Another small map of Missouri displays the six primary phsyiographic regions of the state, which are shaded to represent the relative abundance of sightings of the bird.Another table shows nicely the seasonal timing for four types of breeding categories.

The text offered for each bird encompasses four key topics:habitat, code frequency, distribution, and abundance.Each receives a brief paragraph to give a basic synopsis of each subject.The information offered in the text is a bit on the generic side and is somewhat sparser in comparison to other state atlases I've examined.

I've listed several related books below...
1) Birds in Missouri by Jacobs
2) Birds of Illinois by Bohlen
3) Birds in Iowa by Kent/Dinsmore
4) Iowa Birds by Dinsmore et al.
5) Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas by Jackson et al.
6) Birds of Nebraska: Their Distribution and Temporal Occurrence by Sharpe
7) Arkansas Birds: Their Distribution and Abundance by James/Neal
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5. Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long Term Studies of Ecology and Behaviour
Paperback: 636 Pages (1990-04-27)
list price: US$80.00 -- used & new: US$68.80
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Asin: 0521378907
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Stacey and Koenig discuss the phenomenon of cooperative breeding among birds, an unusual kind of social behavior common to only a few hundred species worldwide, in which individuals other than the male-female pairs help to raise the young of a single nest or den. Because certain individuals aid in raising offspring which are not their own, cooperative breeding gives rise to some of the clearest examples of altruism among animals. This unique breeding behavior is of interest to evolutionary biologists and behavioral ecologists since such species exhibit some of the most unusual and bizarre social behavior observed anywhere in the animal kingdom. The studies are all long term and consequently the book summarizes some of the most extensive studies of the behavior of marked individuals ever undertaken. Graduate students and research workers in ornithology, sociobiology, behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology will find much of value in this book. ... Read more

6. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia (Pitt Series in Nature and Natural History)
Hardcover: 504 Pages (1997-01-23)
list price: US$55.00 -- used & new: US$20.00
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Asin: 0822939231
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The culmination of five years of intensive field work, this atlas presents data on 199 species of birds that breed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Each species account contains information on habitat requirements, distribution, abundance, history, and nesting characteristics.
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7. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State
Hardcover: 688 Pages (2008-12)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$34.39
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Asin: 080144716X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Both an indispensable scientific work and a beautiful collection of art, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State documents and illustrates the current distribution of breeding birds within the state and the significant change in bird distribution that has occurred since the publication of The Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State, edited by Robert F. Andrle and Janet R. Carroll, in 1988. Each species account features a black-and-white illustration of the bird, color maps of the current (2000-2005) breeding distribution and of the twenty-year change in distribution, and an overview of the species' breeding range, habitat preferences, history in the state, trends in distribution, and conservation implications. The book not only chronicles shifts in bird distribution but also celebrates the 244 species that breed within the state's borders by showcasing majestic landscape paintings of family groups and original artwork of each species.

Long-term changes in the distribution of bird populations can be driven by habitat alteration caused by development, deforestation, and climate change, but significant change also occurs in the short term. Based on comprehensive, statewide research efforts conducted from 2000 to 2005, this landmark volume shows the surprising amount of change in the distribution of breeding birds in New York that has taken place in the last twenty years: a few species no longer breed in the state (e.g., Loggerhead Shrike), a few breeding species were gained (e.g., Merlin and Black Vulture), and over half of the species changed their distribution in the state, some dramatically. The consistency of survey methods in the two atlas efforts, including census of the same 5,333 survey blocks, allows for statistically significant comparisons.

In all, 1,187 volunteers spent 140,000 hours in the field, making this a substantive work of citizen science with broad applications for bird research and environmental management. In addition to the species accounts, there are chapters on methodology, results, habitats, land use, history of New York birding and ornithology, conservation, and appendixes of rare breeders as well as an updated table of the seasonal timing of breeding that completes this monumental work. The documented changes in bird distributions and land use in this stunning celebration of New York's birds will be of critical interest to both birders and conservationists.

Published in association with the New York State Ornithological Association and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in cooperation with the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Audubon New York. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Well done
The editors of this highly anticipated second iteration, a much-needed update to the first, have done a nice job of putting together an informative atlas. Excellent quality in the maps and illustrations is evident throughout. I expect this will be a much appreciated and often-cited reference work for years to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars 2nd NYS Breeding Bird Atlas Review
The book covers 241 species with excellent overviews of the current status of each one. For each species there is a map of the state noting possible, probable, and confirmed nesting. For each species there is another map showing changes since the 1980-85 atlas. And for most species there is a graph of abundance changes since 1965 using data from Breeding Bird Surveys. Also for most species there is a summary of changes through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This is a lot of information, all well presented. Because most of the birds which migrate through one part of New York State nest within another part of the state, this book covers most birds found in New York, omitting only a few waterfowl, shorebirds, and some winter visitants.

It is admittedly a reference book, not something to be read from cover to cover, although you can and you would learn a great deal. But as a reference, if you were to read about each bird in your backyard, and one or two birds from each bird walk, you would be well rewarded. You will discover which birds nest in or near your home and exactly when they nest, plus you will learn how their abundance is changing (which is often disturbing). And you will learn their habitat preferences and the perils they face.

But there is more! The book opens with six chapters including habitat descriptions, a summary of changes, and a description of how the data was collected and analyzed (some of this may be too technical, but persevere and stretch your knowledge). There are also accounts of birds found nesting which do not regularly do so in New York, as well as accounts of birds which no longer nest here. And best of all, nearly worth the price of the book by itself, there is an appendix listing when each species lays its eggs, when the eggs hatch, and when the young fledge. This data is specifically for New York, data hard to find but now available and significantly updated since the first atlas.

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive population guide
The first thing you have to realize is that this is not a field guide to birds. It is a comprehensive guide to species in our little part of the birding world, historically. The black and white drawings are beautiful and the full color representations of bird art are very nice to look at. Good coffee table book to pick up and thumb through or to see if the new species you saw in your front yard is a rare find or common to the area.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful Resource for NYS Birders
Long awaited and well worth the wait.Especially useful for those who want to go beyond birdwatching in their yards to finding out what to look for while traveling within New York State.The information re location is more specific than what is found in a bird guide -- and the information on each species is far more extensive.A big book, though.Not something to carry in your shirt pocket.

3-0 out of 5 stars A text book, not a fun book
I purchased this book hoping to gain interesting and entertaining descriptions of our bird species in New York State.That was not the case.This book represents the end product of many years of study and field observations by many birders in New York, and is a great collection of the changes in geographical distribution and populations of our birds, but it is not a fun read.Make no mistake - this is a text book.I am always happy to support our birders and birding research, but make sure you realize what you are purchasing.
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8. The Birds of Ohio: With Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas Maps
by Bruce G. Peterjohn
Paperback: 688 Pages (2001-05-01)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$17.12
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Asin: 1888683880
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Splendid

It is IMPOSSIBLE to overstate the value of this book for Ohio/Great Lakes Area birders. Though it has the "look" of a just another dry "Field Guide", Peterjohn's "The Birds of Ohio" - don't be fooled - besides being very informative, it is an interesting and entertaining read from page to page to page. Though it's title would lead one to think of it as a "local" work, the reader should realize the Ohio area is one of huge REGIONAL impact, that region encompassing much of east-central Canada and the east-central U.S.All Thumbs Up for this one !!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Heavy on Details
This thick book seems to be filled with every detail on the birds of Ohio. A serious birder will most likely enjoy and treasure this volume. Illustrations (mostly maps of the state) are black and white line drawings. I did not find any color illustrations or photographs. The amature birder may find this a bit dissapointing.

Those that take this hobby seriously would most likely rate this book at 5 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive work on Ohio Birds
Peterjohn's"The Birds of Ohio" is the definitive scholarly work on Ohio Birds.Unlike other books of the same name this book is entirely original and based upon the authors own research.Other books have a more a cookie cutter approach.The publishers have created similar works for other states using much of the same information.While none of these works is intended as a field guide.Peterjohn provides the most complete and useful information for anyone interested in Ohio birds.

Peterjohn's, work is exhaustively researched and very well written, making it an invaluable reference.The species accounts tell the story of each species in Ohio and provide references.For common birds, habitat, migration, and nesting information is provided in a useful way.For rarities, a good history of sightings is provided.

Also included are the maps developed during the first Ohio breeding bird atlas.These provide a good reference on the distribution of these species.

This is the 2nd edition of the book and includes up to date information through 1999.Only a few species have been added to the Ohio list in the following years.

This book is highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Neat little guide
This small field guide has excellent photos, more than one per species is several cases; a migration map; notes on size; male, female and juvenile plumage; nest, eggs and incubation period;fledgling; migration; food; species comparison; and a great section entitled "Stan's Notes", full of interesting tidbits. Excellent picture guide for beginning birders. ... Read more

9. Upland Game Birds: Their Breeding and Care
by Leland B. Hayes
Paperback: 350 Pages (1996-03)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$34.98
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Asin: 0963319620
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Practical information for the beginning and experienced game bird breeder on how to raise upland game birds including quail, partridge, pheasant, junglefowl, guineafowl, and wild turkey, with sections on game bird breeding and health and diseases. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Leland Hayes Upland Game birds, Their Breeding & Care
This book is one of the most detailed books in the field and it is a must for every owner of gamebirds. Dr.Hayes and his wife have done much researchh and breeding of these birds. He does not try to give information as to what you should do if he hasn't breed or raised or treated birds ofany species. The breeder can learn alot and put it to good use in his orher aviary. Thus saving a lot of expense and time with sick birds. Takecare of the birds as described will make you a very smart breeder. Besureand purchase this andother books by Dr. Hayes. Also he provides a greatservice for online game bird questions on his FREE Ezine. Contact him atLeland@LelandHayes.comThank you G L. Heywood email frizzlebird@yahoo.com

5-0 out of 5 stars Upland Game BirdsBy Leland Hayes
I have been raising game birds for six years and have all the books but this one by Leland Hayes is my Bible,Any one raising game birds of any breed should have this book, Buy it read it then buy your birds

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for pheasant fanciers
I enjoyed the information this book has to offer. It is written so people of all ages and interests can enjoy it. It is recommended reading for anyone that is beginning to get into pheasants and wants to know about eachbreed, where they come from, markings, behavior and comparisons. In myopinion the book was too short, Leland Hayes has a LOT more to offer. Ican't wait for his next books to come out. I can't say anything moreexcept 4 stars and It is a 2 thumbs up book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Upland Game Birds-Their Breeding and Care
We bought this book because we are going to raise some game birds this spring. This book covers alot of usefull information, matter of fact we have put some of the other books we bought on the book shelf because thisbook has more information (use able information) then they did. KarlaFischbach

5-0 out of 5 stars Upland Game Birds - Their Breeding and Care
This book makes a significant contribution to the field of aviculture.It contains a wealth of information, useful to both the beginner and expert.No book ever written answers all questions by all readers; but, this onegoes a long way.As a reasonably well-educated and experienced breeder,with 40 years of research and avicultural experience, I recommend this bookto all, without hesitation or reservation. ... Read more

10. The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Michigan
by Richard Brewer, Gail A. McPeek, Raymond J. Adams
Hardcover: 650 Pages (1991-10)
list price: US$44.95 -- used & new: US$44.84
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Asin: 0870132911
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas
If you are serious about studying and watching birds in Michigan this is an important book to have.It is dated (1991) but I would recommend having this and anticipate the new updated version to come out in 2009 or 2010 from the currently active atlas project.

This is an atlas, not a field guide or illustrated book.Most of the book is made up of accounts of all the species of birds that nest in Michigan with a summary of their habits, abundance, history and breeding biology with the facing page a map of Michigan townships with indications of breeding evidence for the species.For example the nearly ubiquitous American Robin has nearly every section in every Michigan Township shaded in (other than some underbirded areas)and birds that are rare or geographically limited are shown in their only areas (eg. Black Tern in coastal and large interior marshes).This helps the beginning birder to know where to search for species and illustrates graphically the need for conservation.

Two other books that are important adjuncts for this are "Birds of Michigan" by James Granlund, an illustrated natural history of birds of the state and "A Birder's Guide to Michigan" by Allen Chartier and Jerry Ziarno."A Birder's Guide to Michigan includes 200 sites across the state for birding and additional information on bird migration through the state that complements the Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most detailed reference for Michigan birds
In the 1980s, a thousand volunteers surveyed our entire state in an effort to record and map an atlas of the birds which breed in Michigan. This information is summarized and contained in "The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Michigan, which was published in 1991.

Starting in 2002, the Kalamazoo Nature Center began to coordinate the creation of a second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. The data collection portion of this process is scheduled to be completed in 2008, and I was fortunate enough to be one of the bird-watching volunteers involved in this second multi-year survey.

The 1991 edition of the atlas is a large hardcover book with a handsome dust jacket. The 594 pages are illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings, and detailed maps of individual species locations.Each bird is described (in rather small print), along with its habitat, seasonal occurrence, and current status.There is also a conservation section included for rare, threatened, or endangered species.

This atlas begins with a detailed discussion of Michigan ecology, plus a chapter on "The Original Avifauna and Postsettlement Changes."It ends with a huge bibliography, appendices, a list of contributors, and an index of common and Latin bird names.It is absolutely the most detailed reference atlas of Michigan birds on the market.The only thing it lacks is color photographs of each bird species, so it needs to be supplemented by a good field guide.

For more information on this atlas, go to www.michiganbirds.org/bba/

5-0 out of 5 stars Best bird book for Michigan
This is an excellent bird book. It itemizes observed breeding evidence of birds by township. It is very detailed and very well done. Excellent descriptions of each species. I also liked the intro. It provides bird habitat information such forest, wet lands, fields. Good history of the changes in bird species over time. Only weakness- it was written in 1991. In the past decade, several birds have expanded their territory (i.e. turkeys and bald eagles). If you live in Michigan and watch birds, this is the book to buy.

This is a coffee table size book.It is a little large to take in the field.Book uses drawings not photographics.The drawings are well done be do not replace color photos. ... Read more

11. Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2004-06-07)
list price: US$190.00 -- used & new: US$120.54
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Asin: 0521822718
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Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a single nest. Although relatively rare, this behavior entails dramatic forms of cooperation and competition, and provides important insights into many areas, including sexual selection, incest avoidance and other subjects. This book will be of interest to students and professionals interested in bird behavior and ecology. ... Read more

12. The Birds of Turkey: The Distribution, Taxonomy, and Breeding of Turkish Birds (Helm Field Guides)
by Geoff Welch
Hardcover: 512 Pages (2008-12)
list price: US$63.65 -- used & new: US$172.12
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Asin: 140810475X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Turkey is a popular destination forbirders and tourists, and although there has been much published on itsbirds over the past 40 years, there has never been a comprehensive avifauna. The Birds of Turkeyredresses this. It contains a detailed account of every species on theTurkish list, with a full breakdown of records and status, distributionin Turkey, and taxonomy. There are also authoritativeintroductory chapters on geography, climate,habitats, history of ornithology and conservation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More than excellent
I was think this book is a book with low quality and not photographs, but when I buy this book, I see it's a beatiful reference for Turkey. 463 species that admitted into Turkish list are listed, with usually three paragraphs, first paragraph is about subspecies and taxonomy, second is about distribution and third is (only found in breeding birds) about breeding of species. There are two paragraphs about vagrants, one with subspecies and other with records. Most of the vagrants recorded ten or less times. There are distribution maps for all species (including vagrants). Pale gray=winter, dark gray=breeding, almost black=resident,barred marks=passage, black dots=vagrancy reports (also means breeding sites and overwintering sites for some uncommon birds). There are photographs of more than 50 species, also photograph of important bird areas in Turkey too. Species that not accepted to Turkish list is listed in main section of book with orders, there is a [ mark before their common names and after latin names. There are two paragraphs for probable species, one about subspecies and other about why it is not accepted onto Turkish list. There arte Turkish names of all species are writed below the common name. There is a very long introduction about fauna and flora in Turkey, bird species and accounts and how to use this book (near 40 pages!). So, it's a very good guide. Superb!

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid reference to status and distribution; some photos
Basics: 2008, hardcover, 512 pages, color photo of 57 species, accounts of all 463 species, distribution maps

This is a solid ornithological reference to the status, distribution, and breeding of all the birds found in Turkey.Enhancing the book are 78 good color photographs and a good introduction to the ecoregions and the ornithological history of the country.

Predominantly a reference that documents the presence and status of the 463 species known from Turkey, this book offers a good account for each bird.The section on status and distribution does a good job at consolidating historical records to provide detailed dates of occurrence in various regions of the country.This information is typically 1-2 paragraphs in length.The other section on breeding, which can be as long as half of a page, also makes good use of the many references researched by the authors. This breeding information describes the nesting and the types of nesting sites.A comprehensive summary of nesting dates are given for separate regions of the country.

Another short account is provided for any subspecies that may be present in Turkey.This information offers brief notes on the historical records of these birds.

The 78 color photographs are of very good quality.These photos display 57 species along with 21 different habitat types across Turkey.The photos of the Moustached Warbler, Finsch's Wheatear, and Cretzschmar's Bunting are especially good.

The range maps zoom in on just Turkey, barely showing the bordering countries.The ranges of the birds do not extend beyond the country's borders.Four different shadings are used to denote year-round residency, breeding visitor, non-breeding (winter) visitor, and migrant.For vagrant species, small gray or black dots are used to indicate individual records.These dots do not always stand out and can blend into the geographic features of the map.In comparison, the maps of Roselaar's book "Songbirds of Turkey" are much better for displaying detail.

The author's provide a good 35-page introduction of the ornithological history in Turkey as well as a thorough description of the country's 13 distinct ecoregions.Reading through the few pages that discuss the strategy of making the species accounts gave me a better appreciation of the material presented in the book.Lastly, a very comprehensive 31-page bibliography is provided.

I think it would be fair to say this book is a more thorough extension of the earlier book "Songbirds of Turkey" by Roselaar, which is also a very good reference on the distribution and status of Turkey's breeding passerines.

I've listed several related books below...
1) Songbirds of Turkey by Roselaar
2) The Birds of Azerbaijan (Faunistica) by Patrikeev
3) Raptors and Owls of Georgia by Galvez
4) A Field Guide to Birds of Armenia by Adamian/Klem
5) Handbook of the Birds of Armenia by Adamian/Klem
6) Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East by Jonsson
7) Birds of Europe by Mullarney et al.
8) Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East by Porter et.al.
9) Birds of the Middle East and North Africa: A Companion Guide by Hollom et.al.
(written by Soleglad at Avian Review or Avian Books, November 2008) ... Read more

13. Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas (Natural History of New England Series)
by Wayne R. Petersen
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2004-03)
list price: US$60.00 -- used & new: US$50.00
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Asin: 1558494200
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In 1974, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife launched a five-year survey to map the distribution of all the birds that breed in the Commonwealth--the first such comprehensive effort in North America. Nearly 600 volunteers spent countless hours in the field collecting data. This landmark volume presents the results of their efforts.

The book includes distribution maps showing possible, probable, and confirmed breeding areas for 198 Massachusetts nesting species on a grid of 989 ten-square-mile blocks. Opposite each species map is a summary account giving historical perspective, relative abundance, habitat, seasonal schedule, nest, egg, and song descriptions, clutch size, egg dates, number of broods, and other pertinent details.

Each species account is illustrated with a scrupulously accurate, watercolor portrait by award-winning nature artists John Sill and Barry Van Dusen. The book also includes a set of eight transparent overlay maps in an attached pocket that allow the reader to correlate key environmental factors with the distribution of nesting species. Introductory sections describe the atlas survey methodology, and two appendixes document bird species known to breed in Massachusetts before and after, but not during, the survey period, and list scientific names of plants and animals (other than birds) noted in the text.

This is a book that will appeal not just to ornithologists, but to anyone who appreciates the remarkable diversity of bird life in Massachusetts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Offers over a hundred grid maps
Massachusetts residents who are more than casual bird observers will find this weighty reference a treasure trove of invaluable information: Collaborative compiled and co-edited by Wayne Petersen and W. Roger Meservey, the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas offers over a hundred grid maps almost two hundred depicting the distribution of all breeding birds, provides full-page accounts for all confirmed species, and includes nature art by John Sill and Barry Van Dusen. Add distribution maps and you have a superb contribution to the growing library of ornithological reference literature. ... Read more

14. Breeding Cage and Aviary Birds
by Matthew M. Vriends
 Hardcover: 192 Pages (1985-01)
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Asin: 0876058217
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15. Helpers at Birds' Nests: A Worldwide Survey of Cooperative Breeding and Related Behavior
by Alexander F. Skutch
 Paperback: 316 Pages (1999-03-01)
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Asin: 0877456747
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In Helpers at Birds' Nests, renowned naturalist andornithologist Alexander Skutch provides vivid, detailed accounts of aremarkable aspect of bird behavior--the aid that one bird givesanother who is neither its mate nor its dependent young and who mayeven belong to a different species.

In graceful, clear prose, Skutch makes accessible to amateurbird-watchers examples of cooperation in species as far-flung as thelittle rifleman of New Zealand, the Laysan albatross in the midPacific, and the neotropical birds of Skutch's own Valley of ElGeneral in Costa Rica.

Skutch describes the cooperative behavior of more than fiftyfamilies of birds. Each family is introduced by a brief sketch of itsdistribution and outstanding features, followed by intimate,nontechnical accounts of the helpful behaviors that have been mostcarefully studied. Skutch considers the significance of helpful birdsand discusses the theoretical aspects of cooperative breeding, itsevolution, kin selection, altruism, and demography.

First discovered by the author more than half a century ago,cooperative breeding has become increasingly studied by professionalornithologists. In this expanded edition, noted behaviorist StephenEmlen credits Skutch's passionate observations of birds with promotingscientific interest in avian behavior. Emlen offers readers a summaryof the advances made in the field during the past ten years and placesSkutch's work in the context of contemporary ornithological research. ... Read more

16. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario: 2001--2005
Hardcover: 728 Pages (2009-09-10)
list price: US$92.50 -- used & new: US$58.28
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Asin: 1896059155
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"The atlas is a monumental achievement. This book is a must for everyone interested in birds, Ontario, and the natural world."-- Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, author ofThe Bedside Book of Birds

The most authoritative and up-to-date resource on the birds of Ontario.

Ontario's boreal forest is the breeding area for most of North America's songbirds. More than 3,000 birders contributed to this book by surveying the province from Lake Erie to Hudson's Bay. With 400 color photographs, the atlas provides detailed information on the distribution and population status of all the birds that breed in Ontario, which then migrate all over the continent.

The 900 maps illustrate and record the breeding population for all the species and their range changes since the first atlas was published 20 years ago. Special "new abundance" maps and population estimates for many species reveal how numbers vary across the province's vast and diverse landscape.

The atlas reveals the 10 most populous species in Ontario:

  • Nashville warbler
  • Chipping sparrow
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Golden-crowned kinglet
  • Magnolia warbler
  • White-throated sparrow
  • Yellow-rumped warbler
  • American robin
  • Red-eyed vireo
  • Swainson's thrush.

Among the interesting discoveries these birders brought to light: the Canada goose and the house finch experienced the greatest increases in population, and the common nighthawk and chimney swift experienced the greatest decreases.

The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario is the definitive reference for birders, biologists and any general reader with an interest in nature and the state of the environment.

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17. A Guide to Shetland's Breeding Birds
by Bobby Tulloch
Hardcover: 87 Pages (1992-01)

Isbn: 0900662816
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This reference guide to the breeding birds of Shetland examines the many species to be found, where to find them and how to identify them. It is a guide intended for the avid birdwatcher, amateur and professional alike. ... Read more

18. Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas
by Bruce G. Peterjohn, Daniel L. Rice
 Hardcover: Pages (1991-06)
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Asin: 0931079047
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource
Any state breeding bird atlas is an amazing reference, and the first Ohio atlas is no exception.Recommended for any Ohio resident interested in wildlife, or any birder planning on visiting the state. ... Read more

19. The Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas
Hardcover: 646 Pages (2005-09-01)
list price: US$65.00 -- used & new: US$54.81
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Asin: 0826333796
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The Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas is the capstone of the first comprehensive statewide survey of Arizona's breeding birds. More than 700 surveyors, mainly volunteers, reported a total of 376 bird species during the 1993–2000 field seasons. Of those species, 283 were confirmed as breeding and 18 additional species were suspected of potentially nesting in the state during the atlas survey period.

This atlas provides a breeding distribution snapshot for each of Arizona's nesting bird species at the end of the twentieth century. Bird populations change constantly due to environmental factors and human activities. The data compiled in this book will serve as a baseline against which to judge future changes. It also provides a wealth of natural history information.

Each of the 270 two-page species accounts contains a color photo of the species and a range map summarizing the breeding distribution records collected during the atlas survey period. The accompanying descriptive text and graphs provide nesting habitat information and a timeline chronicling each bird's breeding phenology and migratory status in Arizona. Additional chapters describe atlas methods, results, and Arizona ornithological history, as well as topography, climate, and habitat diversity, which ultimately govern bird species distribution in the state. Useful to land managers and biologists, the atlas will also be a resource for birders and educators and will increase public awareness of Arizona's vast avian life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars az birding breding atlas
This book is of superior quality.I will use it for many years to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas
At last, the definitive guide to breeding birds in Arizona. Well written with beautiful photographs. A must have reference for the serious Arizona birder and avian ecologist.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you're into birds buy this book.
Excellent book, love it so far.Lots of great info as well as nesting locations and life histories for all the nesting birds in Az.As a student of wildlife biology/ornithology this book has already come in handy a few times.The only thing I would change is maybe better pics, or diagrams to help in identification.Overall though, I would definately suggest this book to anyone interested in ornithology.BUY IT!

5-0 out of 5 stars The New Authority on Arizona's Birds
If you don't have it, GET IT!The new authority on Arizona's breeding birds has rode into town!

5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning
Arizona has been a dream destination for birders and ornithologists for a century and a quarter. Since the publication of the first Lane guide more than 30 years ago, traveling birders have benefited from the availability of a number of "birding Baedekers" for finding the state's many specialties. But what of birders who want to go beyond simply listing the Arizona rarities? With Phillips et al.'s excellent monograph on the distribution and status of Arizona's birds more than forty years old, and the most recent annotated checklist pushing 25, local birders and visitors alike have often found it difficult to place their sightings in context.
Now come Corman and Wise-Gervais, and their corps of well over 250 volunteer 'atlasers', with the first major reference work on the state's birds to appear for a long generation. Well designed and richly illustrated, the new Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas (or, to use the faintly discoish acronym, ABBA) fully deserves the place of honor it will occupy on birders' bookshelves, next to the magnum opus of Phillips, Marshall, and Monson.
Field work for the ABBA was begun in 1993 and completed at the turn of this century. Given the size of the state and the low number of observers available in all but the most densely populated areas, a system of "priority" blocks was developed for the surveys; the difficulties and the sampling methodologies developed to overcome them are clearly described in the book's introductory matter, as are the criteria and definitions used to document each species' breeding status.
While the book covers only those species known or suspected to have bred in Arizona, the splendid maps and well-illustrated habitat descriptions will be tremendously useful even to birders who visit the state only during non-breeding season (a nearly meaningless concept for species such as Lesser Goldfinch, which nests nearly year-round in the desert lowlands).
The results are published in a series of clearly structured species accounts, each occupying a full opening and each with a photograph of the species and a dramatically large, easily interpreted map showing the locations of breeding records.The species portraits are strictly speaking not necessary, but with only a few slight clunkers in the lot, they do add considerably to the visual appeal of these pages. For many species, convenient graphs showing habitat distribution and breeding phenology are also provided.
Although contributed by 19 different authors, the prose accounts show a uniformity of style that is greatly to the credit of the editors; only in the short anecdotal paragraphs beginning each account does the voice of the individual author intrude, sometimes charmingly, often less so. The 'meat' of the accounts is rigorously structured, with a detailed description of the species' habitat preferences followed by a clear summary of each bird's breeding biology in Arizona, including full and often carefully analyzed information on timing, nest construction, and behavior; this is simply great stuff, and it is high praise to say that over the last weeks I have found myself consulting ABBA in such matters as often as the online version of Birds of North America.
The accounts conclude with a discussion of the map data; many of the most interesting comments here are those directed at the apparent absence of certain species (the mysterious Lewis's Woodpecker, for example) in areas where they might be expected to breed. Careful readers will note many opportunities for research into new topics.
Among the appendices is a nearly 20-page bibliography, an extremely welcome addition to the resources available on Arizona ornithology. ... Read more

20. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Wisconsin
 Hardcover: 602 Pages (2006-01)

Isbn: 0977498603
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