Yellowstone's Birds: Diversity and Abundance in the World's First National Park (Hardcover)


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Yellowstone's Birds: Diversity and Abundance in the World's First National Park By Douglas W. Smith (Editor), Lauren E. Walker (Editor), Katharine E. Duffy (Editor) Cover Image

Yellowstone's Birds: Diversity and Abundance in the World's First National Park (Hardcover)

By Douglas W. Smith (Editor), Lauren E. Walker (Editor), Katharine E. Duffy (Editor)

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A beautifully illustrated survey of Yellowstone's breathtaking birdlife, written by a team of renowned ornithologists and wildlife biologists

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and arguably the most famous national park in North America, attracting millions of visitors each year. While many come to the park for its recreational activities, the wildlife of Yellowstone is just as alluring. This book brings together more than 30 leading experts to provide the first comprehensive survey of the natural history, science, and conservation of birds in Yellowstone. Covering most bird species breeding within the great park as well as the many migrants that pass through, Yellowstone's Birds is a scientific tour de force and an essential resource for visitors to Yellowstone and bird lovers everywhere.
  • Tallies more than 200 species, including migrants
  • Describes the natural history, status, and latest science on the birds of Yellowstone
  • Features fact-filled, easy-to-read chapters, informative sidebar essays, maps, infographics, and photos that present current science in an easily understood way
  • Accompanied by videos by award-winning cinematographer Bob Landis
  • Draws on a wealth of data on Yellowstone's birds collected over many decades
  • With contributions by many of today's leading bird experts, this is a long-overdue survey of Yellowstone's breathtaking avian fauna
Douglas W. Smith served for nearly three decades as a wildlife biologist at Yellowstone National Park, spearheading an initiative to reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone and leading the park's bird and elk programs. He retired in 2022. Lauren E. Walker is a biologist at the US Geological Survey's Bird Banding Laboratory and was formerly a wildlife biologist for several years with the Yellowstone bird program. Katharine E. Duffy was a supervisory education ranger in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Product Details ISBN: 9780691217833
ISBN-10: 0691217831
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English