Maryland & DC Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Other)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Over 450 bird species have been documented in Maryland and Washington DC, the vast majority of which are either permanent residents, regular breeders, or annual migrants. State bird Baltimore Oriole is a particular stand-out, as are fellow migrants like Common Loon, Sanderling, and a multitude of warblers. Located along the Atlantic flyway, Maryland and DC host impressive passages of waterfowl, shorebirds, and Neotropical songbirds. Large rafts of ducks congregate off Chesapeake Bay in the winter, allowing for excellent and repeated looks. Sifting through so many species is challenging, so it helps to have a portable reference on hand for getting to know familiar ones. The beautifully illustrated Maryland & DC Birds features 140 common birds and includes an ecoregion map showing over 20 bird-finding hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the perfect companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and birders who wish to forge deeper connections with the land and sea through attendant birds. Made in the USA.
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.