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Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast, Paperback / softback Book

Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast Paperback / softback

Part of the California Natural History Guides series


This easy-to-use, concise, informative guide is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found.

An excellent introduction, an indispensable regional guide, and a perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds.

Features include: 120 superb color plates and lifelike habitat drawings that depict birds in their natural surroundings; sixteen maps show numerous birding sites accompanied by detailed directions; species accounts include information on the abundance and seasonal status of each bird and give intriguing natural history details; and, introductory sections describe the coastal habitats of Southern California, provide tips for beginning birdwatchers, and discuss the basics of bird behavior.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 329 pages, 120 color illustrations, 51 line illustrations, 17 maps, 4 tables
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
  • ISBN: 9780520243217



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