Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania

Title

Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania

Roles

Editor: Andrew M. WIlson, Gettysburg College

Editor: Daniel Brauning

Editor: Robert Mulvihill

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Description

This book documents current distribution and changes in status for nearly two hundred bird species. More than two thousand dedicated birdwatchers completed surveys of birds across the state from 2004 to 2009. The data amassed reveal the distribution of each species and show changes in distribution since the publication of the first Atlas. Additionally, a highly trained survey crew carried out bird counts at more than 34,000 locations statewide. These counts tabulated not just species but individual birds as well, in a manner that—for the very first time—enabled precise estimates of the actual statewide populations for more than half of the 190 breeding species detected. In all, more than 1.5 million sightings were compiled for the second Atlas, providing an unprecedented snapshot of the bird life of Pennsylvania—and perhaps of any comparably sized region in the world. From the Publisher

ISBN

9780271056302

Publication Date

11-2012

Publisher

Penn State University Press

City

University Park, PA

Keywords

birds, birdwatching, ornithology, Pennsylvania

Disciplines

Animal Sciences | Environmental Sciences | Ornithology

Department

Environmental Studies

Comments

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-05630-2.html

Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania

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