The Atlas of Bird Migration

The Atlas of Bird Migration

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses how birds migrate and provides information on migrations in each region of the world and on the migrating habits of hundreds of species of birds

Blackwell North Amer
The Atlas of Bird Migration uses specially devised computer-generated maps to trace the migratory journeys of more than one hundred significant bird species from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Masterminding the atlas are Jonathan Elphick, ornithologist and natural history writer, and an international team of experts who describe each route and how it is determined by the physical and behavioral characteristics of individual species. Fact boxes deliver essential information on size, weight, wingspan, and journey distance, and each migratory bird is clearly illustrated. Since more than ten percent of the world's species are facing extinction, careful attention is given to threats and hazards - from overhead electricity cables and hunting to predators and unstable weather conditions.
The continent-by-continent survey is supplemented by illustrated essays on migration patterns, flight techniques, navigation, staging posts, and worldwide conservation initiatives. A further five hundred migratory species are cataloged in the back section, with details of their routes. For the active birdwatcher, specific viewing places are profiled, including the best times to watch migrants at these "hot spots."

& Taylor

Explains the complexity of bird migration as researched via banding and satellite tracking, covering the migrating patterns of more than one hundred species in a geographical format. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 1995
ISBN: 9780679438274
Branch Call Number: 598.2525 ATL
Characteristics: 180 p. ; ill., maps & colored plates. 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Elphick, Jonathan


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