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Yellowstone's Birds

Diversity and Abundance in the World's First National Park
Princeton University Press
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Erschienen am 10. Oktober 2023
304 Seiten
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A beautifully illustrated survey of Yellowstone's breathtaking birdlife, written by a team of renowned ornithologists and wildlife biologists

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and arguably the most famous national park in North America, attracting millions of visitors each year. While many come to the park for its recreational activities, the wildlife of Yellowstone is just as alluring. This book brings together more than 30 leading experts to provide the first comprehensive survey of the natural history, science, and conservation of birds in Yellowstone. Covering most bird species breeding within the great park as well as the many migrants that pass through, Yellowstone's Birds is a scientific tour de force and an essential resource for visitors to Yellowstone and bird lovers everywhere.

  • Tallies more than 200 species, including migrants
  • Describes the natural history, status, and latest science on the birds of Yellowstone
  • Features fact-filled, easy-to-read chapters, informative sidebar essays, maps, infographics, and photos that present current science in an easily understood way
  • Accompanied by videos by award-winning cinematographer Bob Landis
  • Draws on a wealth of data on Yellowstone's birds collected over many decades
  • With contributions by many of today's leading bird experts, this is a long-overdue survey of Yellowstone's breathtaking avian fauna
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168 color illus. 5 tables. 4 maps.
168 color illus. 5 tables. 4 maps.
978-0-691-21873-1 (9780691218731)
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Douglas W. Smith served for nearly three decades as a wildlife biologist at Yellowstone National Park, spearheading an initiative to reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone and leading the park's bird and elk programs. He retired in 2022. Lauren E. Walker is a biologist at the US Geological Survey's Bird Banding Laboratory and was formerly a wildlife biologist for several years with the Yellowstone bird program. Katharine E. Duffy was a supervisory education ranger in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1. Yellowstone's Geological History Creates Diverse Habitats for Birds
  • 2. Yellowstone Birds
  • 2. Birding in Yellowstone
  • 3. Roadside Birding on Yellowstone's East Side
  • 4. Birds of the Basins: Avian Activity in Yellowstone's Iconic Hydrothermal Areas
  • 5. Birding the Beaver Ponds Trail
  • 6. The Year I Lost My Birding Mind
  • 7. George Bird Grinnell
  • 8. Citizen-Science-Led Bird Monitoring in Yellowstone
  • 9. The Grouse or Galliformes of Yellowstone National Park
  • 3. Raptors
  • 10. Peregrine Falcon: The Most Beautiful Bird?
  • 11. The Haunting Raptor: Yellowstone's Golden Eagles
  • 12. Bald Eagles and Osprey
  • 13. A Common Raptor in an Uncommon Place: Red-tailed Hawks in Yellowstone
  • 14. Raptor Diversity in Yellowstone National Park
  • 15. Fall Raptor Migration
  • 16. Listening for Owls in Yellowstone
  • 4. Waterbirds
  • 17. Yellowstone's Iconic Bird: The Trumpeter Swan
  • 18. Common Loons of Yellowstone and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • 19. Harlequin Ducks
  • 20. The Waterfowl of Yellowstone National Park
  • 21. The Colonial Waterbirds of the Molly Islands
  • 22. Shorebirds of Yellowstone
  • 5. Passerines
  • 23. Common Ravens in Yellowstone
  • 24. Clark's Nutcrackers of Yellowstone National Park: Conserving an Iconic Mutualism
  • 25. Songbirds
  • Appendix: Species Names Used in Text
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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