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A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas

A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas

Paul Lehman, compiler

Published summer 2001. Covers 30-plus North American cities, with specific directions and maps to the best birding sites in each city, among which are some of the best birding sites in the U.S. and Canada. Intended for the birder who has from several hours to a whole day available for birding. Each chapter is authored by a local birding expert (or team of experts), and is compiled and edited by Paul Lehman, former editor of Birding magazine.

This is the first guide to cover North America city-by-city, visiting most of the significant habitats on the continent. More than 400 locations covered include both close-in urban sites and preserves as well as a selection of more-distant sites up to two hours from downtown centres. Cities covered are Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo/Niagara, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Halifax, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, DC, and Winnipeg.

A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Areas contains advice and directions for finding such birds as Atlantic Puffin, Rock Sandpiper, Snail Kite, Gyrfalcon, Yellow Rail, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Spruce Grouse, Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, California Gnatcatchers, Bicknell's Thrush, Le Conte's Thrasher, Cerulean and Swainson's Warblers, Baird's Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and many more. 480 pages.

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