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Book review: Shorebirds of North America: the photographic guide

January 1, 2005

As stated in the preface of this new guide, shorebirds are among our most engaging birds. Their ecology and behavior are the subjects of numerous ornithological studies, their identification can challenge the skills of the most serious birdwatchers, and people with a casual interest in birds are captivated by the antics of Sanderlings (Calidris alba) chasing waves along a beach. While some books provide a worldwide perspective on shorebird identification, this book is the first guide devoted solely to identifying every species occurring in North America. Its coverage is truly continental, extending from Alaska to Panama and including the West Indies.

Review info: Shorebirds of North America: the photographic guide. By Dennis R. Paulson, 2005. ISBN: 0691102740, 384 pp.

Publication Year 2005
Title Book review: Shorebirds of North America: the photographic guide
DOI 10.1676/0043-5643(2005)117[0425:OL]2.0.CO;2
Authors Bruce G. Peterjohn
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Wilson Bulletin
Index ID 5224782
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center