The most ambitious edition yet of the Texas Ornithological Society checklist of Texas birds now includes range maps and color photographs of the birds much of the world comes to Texas to see. Based on the work of the Texas Bird Records Committee over almost three decades, The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds provides authoritative annotations on the abundance, status, and distribution of all species encountered in Texas; lists rare, introduced, and hypothetical species in the appendices; and offers a comprehensive reference section.- Covers 623 species of birds currently listed for Texas- With expert descriptions of the occurrence of each species- Plus convenient range maps and distribution details for each species- Plus 140 color photographs by well-known bird photographers of Texas specialties, rarities, and species of conservation concern. A one-stop source of information on Texas birds, The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds is an essential companion for bird enthusiasts.
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MARK W. LOCKWOOD is secretary of the TOS Texas Bird Records Committee and editor of the Texas regional report for North American Birds. He is a biologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife in Alpine, Texas, and the author of Birds of the Texas Hill Country and Learn About . . . Texas Birds.BRUSH FREEMAN is past vice president of the Texas Ornithological Society and a member of the Texas Bird Records Committee. He is a founding committee member of the Great Texas Birding Classic and in 1995, with Petra Hockey, set a state Big Year birding record. He lives in Elgin, Texas.
.".".fills a large gap by providing an up-to-date, detailed summary of the bird life of this amazing state. Anyone with an interest in the distribution of North American birds will want a copy for reference and for browsing." "A fine overview of the status and distribution of Texas' 623 species documented through 2002. There is just the right level of detail for such a readable, portable summary covering the incredible diversity of birds found within the Lone Star State. Accurate, and with excellent range maps."--Paul Lehman, Chief Range-Map consultant for the Sibley, National Geographic Society, and Roger Tory Peterson field guides; past editor, Birding magazine "An excellent account of the birds of the Lone Star State and one that should provide information for, not only residents of that state, but travelers and others interested in the myriad of birdlife that can be found there. I especially liked the treatment of those species not documented by some physical evidence to a separate category in an appendix. The fine photographs depict visual physical evidence, perhaps Indiana can follow suit with a similar guide."--Indiana Audubon Quarterly--Charles E. Keller "Indiana Audubon Quarterly "
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