Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia
Species accounts, each with a stunning color photograph, provide detailed coverage of the habitats, biology, and relative abundance of mid-Atlantic nesting birds. Up-to-date maps reflect changes in their breeding ranges and distributions over the past two decades. Of perhaps greatest value are the comparative analyses with data from the first statewide survey conducted in the 1980s.
Treasured by birders—and an invaluable reference for ornithologists, conservationists, and land use planners—this book will significantly influence our understanding and management of avian species in the region for the next decade.
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"This is likely to remain the gold-standard reference on Maryland's birds—at least until a third atlas appears in, say, 2030."—Scott Weidensaul, Maryland Yellowthroat
"My favorite new naturalist reads these days if the 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia."—Stephanie Mason, Audubon Naturalist News
"This book is a well-produced and impressive reference to the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. It is particularly valuable for illustrating changes in the avifauna of the region during the last 20 years and contains a wealth of information that will be of interest to both amateurs and professionals . . . I highly recommend the 2nd Atlas to anyone with an interest in the birds of the mid-Atlantic seaboard of the USA."—Christopher J. Butler, Ibis
"A vital reference for anyone interested in birds or biodiversity conservation in the region."—David Curson, Audubon Maryland-D.C.
"This atlas is such a treasure trove . . . I can't imagine anyone with a genuine interest in birds of the Middle Atlantic area not getting a copy of this fascinating compendium."—Harry Armistead, former Regional Editor, Middle Atlantic Coast Region, American Birds
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