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A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Author : Herbert A. Raffaele
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This is a revised edition of a widely praised guide to the birds of the largest of the Caribbean islands and the neighboring Virgin Islands. It includes detailed accounts of all 284 well-documented species known to occur in the region, 273 being illustrated. The book also contains specific sections entitled "Biogeography" and "Conservation" to foster an appreciation of the uniqueness of the region's wildlife and to develop an awareness of local conservation issues. The section "Places to Bird" will help make the stay of short-term visitors more productive. The book also substantially updates the data on avian distribution and abundance in the region covering records through November 1988. From reviews of the first edition: "This well-illustrated volume is a must for any student of birds visiting Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands."--Chandler S. Robbins, The Quarterly Review of Biology "A valuable and informative guide."--James A. Dick, The Wilson Bulletin "This well-written book is the first comprehensive guide to the birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. All species, including winter visitors (which comprise 47 percent of the avifauna) are described and illustrated, making a second volume for identification of North American migrants unnecessary. . . . Aside from being a fine field guide, the book contains useful summaries of the biogeography of the region and the ecology of avian populations. . . . A major contribution is Raffaele's presentation of a wealth of hitherto unpublished information on the natural history of the region's birds."--James W. Wiley, Ibis

Puerto Rico s Birds in Photographs

Author : Mark W. Oberle
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Puerto Rico's first book with color photos of all breeding birds and common migrants---310 color photos of 181 species of Puerto Rican birds. The English text is designed for students, teachers, tourists, and anyone who wants to understand Puerto Rico's natural heritage and its fascinating birds. The species' life histories are written in a non-technical style for the general reader, and include important lessons for conservation of our natural resources. Most common birds of the Virgin Islands and Lesser Antilles are also illustrated. The book contains a CD-ROM with detailed Spanish and English accounts of 350 species, an extensive bibliography, plus audio clips and 1,250 photos. The CD-ROM is written in HTML, for most PC and Macintosh computers, and allows easy access to files for student projects in biology, geography, music and art."

The Birds of North and Middle America

Author : Robert Ridgway
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Naturalised Birds of the World

Author : Christopher Lever
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This book looks at the world's naturalised (successfully introduced) species of bird. Many species have been introduced to countries outside their natural range by people, either deliberately or accidentally, with varied consequences for both those species themselves and the native fauna of their 'new' homes. In Britain, the introduced Canada Goose has quickly become ubiquitous at every lake and riverside, while the Golden Pheasant remains a scarce and unobtrusive inhabitant of a few scattered, remote woodlands. The House Sparrow and Common Starling, both in decline over parts of their native range, are thriving in a naturalised state in North America and elsewhere in the world. Naturalised populations of Mallard in various parts of the world are threatening a total of seven other duck species with extinction through hybridisation. This book discusses each species in turn, describing how, why, when and where its introduction took place, how it became established, and the ecological and economic impacts its presence has had in the country or countries it is naturalised in. Each account has a map, showing natural and introduced range, and there is a wealth of beautiful line drawings of the species concerned.

Field Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico

Author : James B. McCandless
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Little Journey to Puerto Rico For Intermediate and Upper Grades

Author : Marian Minnie George
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Census Methods for Caribbean Land Birds

Author : Joseph M. Wunderle
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Bird Migration Over Southeastern Canada the Western Atlantic and Puerto Rico

Author : William John Richardson
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Birds of Mona Island Notulae Naturae of The Acad of Natural Sciences of Phila No 176

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A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

Author : James Bond
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Descriptions of more than 400 species of birds found in the islands of the West Indies include local names of birds, notes on migrants and winter residents -- as well as birds that breed there -- and voice, habitat, and range information. More than 340 illustrations aid in identification.

The Scientific Survey of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Author : Julio C. Figueroa
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This volume updates the original scientific survey of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, which was begun by the New York Academy of Sciences in 1913. Many aspects of natural history - geology, paleobotany, plant ecology, herpetology, ornithology, insect taxonomy, archaeology - are covered. Each paper provides a brief historical survey and a mention of future research opportunities in the field.

Common Coastal Birds of Florida and the Caribbean

Author : David W. Nellis
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This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing zone where the sea meets the land and want to understand the birds that frequent this special habitat in Florida and the islands to the south. Author David Nellis reveals the birds found along the beaches, among the mangroves, even up the rocky Caribbean cliffs. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coast, Dr. Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest. Each bird has its own ecological niche--manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits--and territorial competition between species is a constant. This book shows the great variety of specialization behaviors developed by these birds to adapt to this unique environment. Over 250 photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits never before so fully illustrated.

Bird Conservation

Author : David R. Williams
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This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds. The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop a global list of interventions that could benefit wild birds. For each intervention, the book summarises studies captured by the Conservation Evidence project, where that intervention has been tested and its effects on birds quantified. The result is a thorough guide to what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of bird conservation actions throughout the world. The preparation of this synopsis was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and Arcadia.

Lives of North American Birds

Author : Kenn Kaufman
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A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Landmark Puerto Rico

Author : Don Philpott
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This is a guide to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, which lies to the west of the British Virgin Islands. It tells the reader everything they need to know to make the most of a holiday here, covering such topics as: the best places to visit, sports facilities, nightlife and accommodation.

Use of Lead Shot for Hunting Migratory Birds in the United States

Author : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Annual Report of the Governor of Puerto Rico

Author : Puerto Rico. Governor
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Sea Birds

Author : TOM STRATTON
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We never know how events affect our lives. In Sea Birds, events that seem to be totally unrelated gradually draw several lives together in the tropical paradise of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sea Birds describes in a series of stories how the personal relationships of the people involved develop. Even in paradise, there is crime, greed, love, hate, and passion leading to an ultimate new beginning Anjanette was abandoned as a child of mixed heritage. She now, as an adult, operates the Arawak Eco-Camp with the goal of preserving the Caribbean land where it is located and providing educational opportunities for those interested in learning about the Virgin Islands land and the sea around them. Unfortunately, her land is a magnet for people more interested in exploiting the islands than in preserving them. Sea Birds describes the struggles of Anjanette and her friends to save the Eco-Camp from development as a resort hotel and casino. During this time, she learns much about her family, her husband, and her friends, culminating with an unexpected ending. Comments from readers: I completed the book with tears of happiness streaming down my face. A frequent visitor to the Virgin Islands. I could vividly paint the characters as I went along. A serious book collector.

Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean

Author : David C. Wege
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The aim of this publication is simple - in a rational, scientifically robust way, it puts the spotlight on a Caribbean network of Internationally important biodiversity sites - "Important Bird Areas" (IBAs). In a region that is exceptionally rich in endemic birds, seabirds, waterbirds, and species already at risk of extinction, IBAs are an objective expression of which places in the Caribbean are the most important for these birds and why. By highlighting the significance of IBAs, the goal is to secure their long-term conservation - to ensure that these remnants of paradise are not lost. The Important Bird Area program in the Caribbean started in early 2001. Inventories were compiled for the following countries and territories, and are presented in this IBA: Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados Bermuda Bonaire British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Cuba Curacao Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Guadeloupe Haiti Jamaica Martinique Montserrat Navassa Puerto Rico Saba St Barthelemy St Eustatius St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia St Maarten St Martin St Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caicos Islands US Virgin Islands The aim of this publication is simple - in a rational, scientifically robust way, it puts the spotlight on a Caribbean network of Internationally important biodiversity sites - "Important Bird Areas" (IBAs). In a region that is exceptionally rich in endemic birds, seabirds, waterbirds, and species already at risk of extinction, IBAs are an objective expression of which places in the Caribbean are the most important for these birds and why. By highlighting the significance of IBAs, the goal is to secure their long-term conservation - to ensure that these remnants of paradise are not lost. "The layout of the book is extremely attractive - clear to follow, with excellent photographs, colour plates, and maps." - Peter G.H. Evans, IBIS - The Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union "All in all, this book is a tour de force, and all involved ... are to be congratulated on a most impressive conservation resource." - Peter G.H. Evans, IBIS - The Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union