Publisher description for The American Bird Conservancy guide to the top 500 bird sites in the United States : America's most valuable conservation hot spots / by American Bird Conservancy in association with the Nature Conservancy.


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Counter The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States offers both bird enthusiasts and conservationists specialized information never before compiled in a single comprehensive volume.

This expert resource organizes the United States into 36 ornithologically distinct bird regions, then identifies and describes the 500 sites within these regions. Each site entry includes ornithological highlights, ownership information, a description of habitats and land use, a guide to which species one can expect to find, conservation issues, and visitor information. Full-color maps and illustrations throughout, along with a thorough index, make this book as useful as it is unique, an essential addition to the bird lover’s library.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Birding sites United States, Birds, Protection of United States, Endangered species United States