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Observations of new bird species for San Salvador Island, the Bahamas. Effects of low-density housing development on shrubland birds in western Massachusetts Effects of invasive woody plants on avian nest site selection and nesting success in shrublands.
Birds of San Salvador, Bahamas: A Photo Essay of Common Birds - Kindle edition by R. Hays Cummins, Mark R. Boardman, Mark L. McPhail. Download it once. Map of San Salvador Island, The Bahamas, showing numbered areas surveyed during this study · Map of San Cover Photograph: A selection of birds captured or sighted on San Salvador. From left mas: A Photo Essay of Common Birds.
Description We present our recent observations and compile other accounts of sightings or captures of 30 additional bird species reported for San Salvador Island, The Bahamas, since Sordahl compiled his checklist in Most are Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds that either spend the non-breeding season on the island or stop over during migration.
Additionally, based on our own and others' observations, we revised the status of 19 bird species that were previously listed as "transient, vagrant, or uncertain" on the island, and 9 species listed as "rare". We captured or observed many of these species between the months of December and April The same colourful and enchanting endemic bird had also commended itself to the authors for their cover.
I wrote to Hays Cummins at once to check whether he would mind another Bahamas bird book encroaching on the territory, especially one using the same cover bird into the bargain. He very charmingly said it would be fine and declared his support for our luckily rather different project. Secondly, I very much like the format of the book: Were the Delphi book not designed to be the 2 kg bird-showcasing non-field guide doorstop it is, the San Salvador book is one I should liked to have produced!
Without fanfare and pomposity, the book presents beautiful and inspiring photos and lively discussion, but does not indulge in the details of the accomplished birder. The authors present information about the natural history of birds on San Salvador, Bahamas, not through the eyes of a professional or advanced birder, but through the eyes and photographic lenses of inquiring educators and naturalists.
This book will help capture and catalyze the interests of aspiring birders and will be an asset for introductions to the birds of the Bahamas and neighboring Caribbean. Over images, representing 54 species, are all original and include a variety of behaviors and highlight recognition characteristics. A taxonomic index is included.
While not exhaustive, it covers most of the species likely to be seen on San Salvador. The style is unorthodox for a field guide elements of humor, gives brief description of species, but no real key field marks , the descriptions, locations on the island, and behaviors make this guide useful for those visiting San Salvador. The photographs are excellent.
The species is a rare breeder in Alaska and a regular migrant along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, most often recorded in July and August. Brushing aside concerns about bird-window collisions voiced by Minnesota Audubon, American Bird Conservancy, the Minneapolis Common Council, and others, the Minnesota Vikings move ahead with construction of a new stadium in Minneapolis featuring nearly , square feet of glass.
Researchers with the U. The declines add up to a loss of breeding habitat for , pairs of ducks. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that it will phase out the use of neonicotinoids in all national wildlife refuges by January The move follows an earlier decision to ban the pesticides in refuges in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands.
Researchers in the Netherlands link neonicotinoids, the best-selling insecticides in the world, to declining populations of insect-eating birds. Young birder Marcel Such , of Lyons, Colorado, and retired refuge manager Stephen Bouffard , of Boise, Idaho, win Leica Trinovid 42 binoculars for essays they submitted to our contest celebrating young birders. We wrote about Sargent and western hummingbirds that overwinter in the gulf in our December issue. One, the State of the Birds Report , describes our birds today; the other, published by National Audubon, forecasts the effects that human-caused climate change will have in the years to come.
Hope, one of seven Whimbrels tagged in Virginia in , returns to St. Croix , in the Virgin Islands, for her sixth winter. Scientists estimate she has traveled 75, miles since her capture. The image will be made into the Federal Duck Stamp, which goes on sale in late June Fish and Wildlife Service lists the Yellow-billed Cuckoo as Threatened in parts of 12 western states.
Once abundant in the West, populations have declined for several decades, primarily due to the severe loss, degradation, and fragmentation of riparian habitat as a result of conversion to agriculture, dam construction, river-flow management, and riverbank protection. Storms blow a Hermit Thrush across the Atlantic to Scotland.
The species had been recorded in Britain only 12 times before. Fewer than 5, birds survive, and only in western Colorado and southeastern Utah. A Rufous Hummingbird that was captured by a homeowner in St. Paul, Minnesota, is released in Texas after being transported south in a private jet.
The flight ended without resolution a heated debate about appropriate responses to vagrant hummingbirds. She later laid an egg.
Wisdom has raised chicks since being banded in , when she was thought to be five. Ontario lays out a plan to reduce by 80 percent the acreage planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed by