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Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas coast

Author: Ted Eubanks; Robert A Behrstock; Ron J Weeks
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2006.
Series: Gulf Coast studies, no. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the last 30 years, the Upper Texas Coast has become a must go destination for birders around the globe. This book will serve as an essential companion to the customary field guide & pair of binoculars for all visitors to Houston, High Island, Galveston, Freeport, or any of the area's other exciting birding spots.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Eubanks; Robert A Behrstock; Ron J Weeks
ISBN: 158544510X 9781585445103
OCLC Number: 64427438
Description: xii, 287 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations --
List of Tables --
Foreword, by Victor Emanuel --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
History --
Geology, Climate, and Habitats --
Diversity --
Nesting and Migration --
Exotic and Detrimental Species --
Hazards for Birds --
Format of the Species Accounts --
Abbreviations Used in the Text --
Species accounts Waterfowl: Whistling-Ducks, Geese, Swans, and Ducks --
Upland Game Birds: Pheasant, Prairie-Chicken, Turkey, and Quail --
Loons and Grebes --
Tubenoses: White-chinned Petrel, Shearwaters, and Storm-Petrels --
Pelicans and Allies: Tropicbird, Boobies, Gannet, Pelicans, Cormorants, Anhinga, and Frigatebird --
Large Wading Birds: Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, Night- Herons, Ibises, and Spoonbill --
Storks, Vultures, and Flamingo --
Raptors: Osprey, Kites, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Accipiters, Harris Hawk, Buteos, Golden Eagle, Caracara, and Falcons --
Rails, Gallinules, Coot, and Cranes --
Shorebirds: Plovers, Oystercatcher, Stilt and Avocet, Jacana, Sandpipers, Snipe, Woodcock, and Phalaropes --
Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmer --
Pigeons and Doves --
Parakeets --
Cuckoos --
Owls --
Nighthawks and Nightjars --
Swifts --
Hummingbirds --
Kingfishers --
Woodpeckers --
Flycatchers --
Shrikes --
Vireos --
Jay, Nutcracker, Crows, and Ravens --
Horned Lark --
Swallows --
Chickadee, Titmouse, Nuthatches, and Creeper --
Wrens --
Bulbul, Kinglets, and Gnatcatcher --
Thrushes --
Catbird, Mockingbird, and Thrashers --
European Starling --
Pipits --
Waxwings --
Warblers --
Tanagers --
Cardinals, Sparrows, and Allies: Towhees, Sparrows, Lark Bunting, Juncos, Longspurs, Cardinal, Pyrrhuloxia, Grosbeaks, Buntings, and Dickcissel --
Blackbirds, Orioles, and Allies: Bobolink, Blackbirds, Meadowlarks, Grackles, Cowbirds, and Orioles --
Finches and Allies: Finches, Crossbill, Redpoll, Siskin, Goldfinches, and Evening Grosbeak --
House Sparrow --
Appendix 1. Birding and Environmental Organizations on the Upper Texas Coast --
Appendix 2. Plants Mentioned in the Text --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Gulf Coast studies, no. 10.
Responsibility: by Ted L. Eubanks Jr., Robert A. Behrstock, and Ron J. Weeks ; foreword by Victor Emanuel.
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The Upper Texas Coast has become a ""must go"" destination for birders around the globe. This book places the birdlife of the region, a seven-country area with a bird list than forty-three states,  Read more...

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