Birds in Kansas: Volume II
|Rating||:||4.56 (936 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
"Who would dream, that a book on birds would" according to Amazon Customer. Who would dream, that a book on birds would be in Black and White?The whole purpose of this book is to identify birds, and there are no color pictures!. Excellent information Robert M. Lindsey These are very good books for those who are looking for information on birds in Kansas. Each species has a page or more and includes a map that shows which counties the bird can be found in and which counties she nests in. The only thing keeping this from a 5-star rating is the black & white pictures. Recommended as it has every bird known to be in Kansas, unlike "Birds of Kansas: Field Guide" which is much smaller (pocket size) and has great pictures, but only 100 or so species.. "A must have for any BIRDER" according to BigRed. If you are a birder of Kansas, you need this book. But it is old. Black/White photos. Not good at all for ID of birds. If you are new to bird watching, DO NOT get this book. You do not need it yet. This book is dated, yet is vital to understand WHEN birds are here in the state.
Charles Ely is professor of zoology at Fort Hays State University. . Thompson is professor of biology at Southwestern College. Max C
Hoffmann, Assistant Secretary for Research, Smithsonian Institution . From the Back Cover "This series, written in a nontechnical, informative style, is the best group of books of its kind I have seen."--Robert S
Illustrated with 199 photographs and 208 distribution and breeding range maps, this handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the songbirds in the state. They include most of the birds you'll see at your feeder, and many you won't: flycatchers, larks, swallows, jays and crows, titmice, wrens, thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, blackbirds, tanagers, finches and others. All 208 species found in Kansas are discussed in "Birds in Kansas, Volume II". Of the 424 bird species that have been recorded in Kansas, 208 are passerines, commonly known as songbirds or, more accurately, perching birds. Written s