The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia

Edited by Todd M. Schneider, Giff Beaton, Timothy S. Keyes and Nathan A. Klaus

Photographs by Jerry Amerson, Gerald Beasley, Bob Churi, Frank Dean, James Flynn, Dan Guynn, Earl Horn, Ty Ivey, Phillip Jordan, Lisa Kruse, Karen Lawrence, Pete Nicholls, Kathy Parker, David E. Scott, Dirk Stevenson, Dan Vickers and Jim Wilson

Title Details

Pages: 520

Trim size: 8.500in x 11.000in

Formats

Hardcover

Pub Date: 02/15/2010

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2893-5

List Price: $66.95

The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia

Edited by Todd M. Schneider, Giff Beaton, Timothy S. Keyes and Nathan A. Klaus

Photographs by Jerry Amerson, Gerald Beasley, Bob Churi, Frank Dean, James Flynn, Dan Guynn, Earl Horn, Ty Ivey, Phillip Jordan, Lisa Kruse, Karen Lawrence, Pete Nicholls, Kathy Parker, David E. Scott, Dirk Stevenson, Dan Vickers and Jim Wilson

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This is a comprehensive historical record of all free-ranging bird species known to be breeding in Georgia around the beginning of the new millennium. The atlas profiles 182 species, from the sociable House Wren to the secretive Black Rail; from the thriving Red-shouldered Hawk to the threatened Wilson's Plover. The atlas is the result of a systematic survey conducted from 1994 to 2001, the massive collaborative effort of several private organizations, public agencies, and many individuals. It offers a wealth of information critical to bird-conservation efforts and provides a baseline so that changes to species ranges, numbers, and other significant aspects of each species' status can be better understood.

Each species account includes:
Color photograph of the bird
Information on the bird's habitat and life history, distribution, population trends, and conservation status. Details discussed include diet, nesting habits, life cycle of the young, predators, and interactions with humans.
Color distribution map showing the state's six ecoregions and indicating possible, probable, and confirmed breeding
Graphs showing population trends, when appropriate
Also included are chapters on the survey methodology, results of the surveys, influence of the physical environments of the state on bird distribution, changes in the avifauna since European settlement, and bird conservation.

Remarkable . . . Provides color pictures and a wealth of information about each bird-habitat, life history, distribution, population trends, interactions with humans, diets and threats facing it.

—Charles Seabrook, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bradford Winn

Brady J. Mattsson

C. Chandler

Carrie A. Straight

Dean Demarest

Diana Swan

Georgann Schmalz

James Ozier

James Ferrari

John B. Jensen

John Parrish

Kelly Bettinger

Laura Loke

Leslie Edwards

Malcolm Hodges

Marion Dobbs

Michael Bell

Nancy Gobris

Oscar Dewberry

Paul Sykes

Philip Spivey

Pierre Howard

R. George

Reggie Thackston

Russell Wigh

Scott Rush

Stefani Melvin

Steve Holzman

Terry Johnson

About the Author/Editor

Todd M. Schneider (Editor)
TODD M. SCHNEIDER is a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Nongame Conservation Section.

Giff Beaton (Editor)
GIFF BEATON is active in several state birding organizations and is well known for his slide lectures and his photographs, which have appeared in many books and national magazines. Beaton is the author of Birding Georgia and coauthor of Birds of Georgia. He is a recipient of the Earle R. Greene Memorial Award of the Georgia Ornithological Society.

Timothy S. Keyes (Editor)
TIMOTHY S. KEYES is a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Nongame Conservation Section. He was named the Georgia Project Wild Facilitator of the Year in 2007.

Nathan A. Klaus (Editor)
NATHAN A. KLAUS is a senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Nongame Conservation Section.

Jim Wilson (Photographer)
JIM WILSON is the author or coauthor of five bird guides including Common Birds of Greater Atlanta (Georgia). He is past president of the Atlanta Audubon Society and served as Important Bird Areas coordinator for the state of Georgia from 2000 to 2006.