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.
|Publisher:||University of Georgia Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Foreword, by Pierre Howard
The Atlas Survey
Atlas Results and Highlights
The Land, Climate, and Vegetation of Georgia
Changes in Georgia's Avifauna Since European Settlement
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Great Horned Owl
Great Crested Flycatcher
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
List of Species
Index of Common Names
INdex of Scientific Names