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Birds of the Salton Sea

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Zusammenfassung The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a huge bird population that is among the most concentra... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a huge bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly this environment is close to collapse from several environmental threats. This book describes the more than 450 species and sub-species.

Auteur

Michael A. Patten is Director of Research at the Sutton Avian Research Center, University of Oklahoma, and is a Research Associate at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Guy McCaskie is a civil engineer and editor of the four seasonal reports for the Southern Pacific Coast Region in "North American Birds. "Philip Unitt is editor of the journal "Western Birds "and Collection Manager for the San Diego Natural History Museum's department of birds and mammals.



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Created accidentally in 1905 by the Army Corps of Engineers trying to divert water from the Colorado River, the Salton Sea is home to the largest number of water birds in North America. This book is for the serious birders, professional biologists, and wildlife managers who view the Salton Sea as a major and threatened stopover on the Pacific Flyway.

Contenu

Foreword Preface and Acknowledgments A HISTORY OF THE SALTON SINK Lake Cahuilla Formation of the Salton Sea CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES Current Threats Proposed Solutions BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SALTON SEA The Fauna of Lake Cahuilla Current Conditions The Salton Sea and the Gulf of California Vegetation and Habitat The Avifauna A CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF THE SALTON SEA Primary Checklist The Next Twenty THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS Geographic Region Covered Data Collection Taxonomy and Nomenclature Subspecies Main List Nonnative Species Hypothetical List Appendix Literature Cited Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Birds of the Salton Sea
Sous-titre: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology
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Code EAN: 9780520235939
ISBN: 978-0-520-23593-9
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: University of California Press
Genre: Nature, jardin et animaux
nombre de pages: 374
Poids: 953g
Taille: H254mm x B178mm
Année: 2003

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