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Author Adams, Mark Thomas.

Title Chasing birds across Texas : a birding big year / Mark T. Adams ; foreword by Brush Freeman ; drawings by Kelly B. Bryan
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Series Louise Lindsey Merrick natural environment series ; no. 35
Louise Lindsey Merrick natural environment series ; no. 35
Contents Chapter 1 Birth of a Birder and a Texas Big Year 8 -- Chapter 2 Starting Close to Home 19 -- Chapter 3 The Rio Grande Valley in Winter 29 -- Chapter 4 Pursuing Varied Thrush 41 -- Chapter 5 Home and Away Games 48 -- Chapter 6 Northeast Texas Rarities 58 -- Chapter 7 A Long Weekend in the Pineywoods 65 -- Chapter 8 Big Year Nemesis Number One: Painted Redstart 72 -- Chapter 9 Dawn at the Lek 76 -- Chapter 10 Into the Ooze 84 -- Chapter 11 Spring Migration 89 -- Chapter 12 The Road to Four Hundred Species 103 -- Chapter 13 West Texas Bounty 114 -- Chapter 14 Late Spring in the Rio Grande Valley 122 -- Chapter 15 Strategies and Surprises 129 -- Chapter 16 Big Year Nemesis Number Two: Louisiana Waterthrush 137 -- Chapter 17 Into the Gulf of Mexico 141 -- Chapter 18 Among Butterflies and Friends 148 -- Chapter 19 Red Birds in August 153 -- Chapter 20 Adventures while Chasing a Long-tailed Jaeger 157 -- Chapter 21 Welcoming the Invaders 162 -- Chapter 22 Studies in Pain: American Golden-Plover and Yellow Rail 173 -- Chapter 23 Two West Texas Gifts 181 -- Chapter 24 Of Owls and Cranes 187 -- Chapter 25 Frantic December Days 190 -- Chapter 26 Chasing to the End 202 -- Chapter 27 Reflections on a Texas Big Year 214 -- Appendix A Texas Big Year Species List 221 -- Appendix B Other Species Seen in Texas in 2000 241
Summary The author tells of his trek across thousands of miles of Texas territory to explore nearly five hundred different species of birds and their habitats
Notes Print version record
Subject Birds -- Counting -- Texas.
Birds -- Texas.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003005681
ISBN 1603446303 (electronic bk.)
9781603446303 (electronic bk.)