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A Birder's West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour
  

A Birder's West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wauer, Roland H.
Foreword by Northrup, Bradford C.
Afterword by Butler, Paul
Illustrated by Wolf, Mimi Hoppe

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Roland Wauer describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies.

ISBN 9780292791015
Barcode 9780292791015
Published 1 January 1996 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Corrie Herring Hooks Series (part: No. 30)
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ISBN-13 9780292791015
ISBN-10 0292791011
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint University of Texas Press
Publication Date 1 January 1996
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wauer, Roland H.
Foreword by Northrup, Bradford C.
Afterword by Butler, Paul
Illustrated by Wolf, Mimi Hoppe
Series Corrie Herring Hooks Series (part: No. 30)
Category Birds & Birdwatching
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 270
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 737g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress West Indies - Guidebooks, Bird watching - West Indies - Guidebooks, West Indies, Guidebooks, Guidebooks
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 598.0729
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The West Indies offer so much more than sun, sand, and shopping. This sweeping arc of islands, which runs from Cuba to Grenada and includes the Virgin Islands, teems with a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Up to 40 percent of the plants in some forests are found nowhere else on earth, while the West Indian flyway is a critical link in the migratory routes of many birds. In A Birder's West Indies, Roland Wauer takes you on an island-by-island journey of discovery. He describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies. His accounts give insight into the birds' habitats, status, and ecology and record some of the threats posed by human activities. For readers planning trips to the West Indies, Wauer also includes helpful, up-to-date facts about the best times to travel, the kinds of entry and customs systems to expect, the money exchange services available, and general information about weather, food, and accommodations. Filling a unique niche among current guides, A Birder's West Indies offers both professional ornithologists and avocational bird watchers a chance to compare notes and experiences with an expert observer. And for readers who haven't yet visited the islands, Wauer's fluid prose and lovely color photographs will be the next-best thing to being there-- and an irresistible invitation to go.

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Author's Bio

Roland H. Wauer, of Victoria, Texas, enjoyed a 32-year career as a National Park Service interpreter, biologist, and Chief of Resource Management. His previous University of Texas Press books are The American Robin, A Birder's West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour, Birds of the Northwestern National Parks: A Birder's Perspective, and For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal.

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