Mississippi Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Paperback)

Mississippi Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species By James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Leung Raymond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Mississippi has a moist, temperate climate and a tremendous diversity of ecosystems, making it a great place to learn about birds. Among the tallgrass prairies, swamps, oak savannas, sandy beaches, and brackish marshes, over 400 bird species have been found, the vast majority of which are either permanent residents, regular breeders, or annual migrants. These include such notable species as state birds Northern Mockingbird and Wood Duck. For many people, birds are their entry point into nature study, so it helps to have a starting point based on a solid knowledge of an area's familiar species. The portable reference Mississippi Birds is a great tool for getting acquainted with the most common species, as it has beautiful illustrations of 140 representative birds as well as an ecoregion map showing over 20 bird-finding hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and birders who wish to sharpen their bird identification skills and peer more closely into birds' fascinating lives. Made in the USA.

About the Author

Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781583552278
ISBN-10: 1583552278
Publisher: Waterford Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2016
Pages: 12
Language: English
Series: Pocket Naturalist Guide