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Easy Field Guide to Common Desert Birds
The Southwestern deserts have a wide variety of habitats which are occupied by many different species of birds. Some of the birds that occur are found nowhere else in the United States.
These deserts have many interesting species which are adapted to life in hot, arid enviroments. Included in this guide are most of the more common species - the ones you are likely to encounter in a desert city or in open desert areas. Desert birds are usually best observed early in the morning. Once the heat of the day sets in, they are less active.
The Easy Field Guide is part of a series of pocket guides to the more interesting common species of desert plants and critters. A checklist is included in the back of this book so you may keep a record of the birds you observe.
Three "State Birds" are described in this book and commonly seen throughout the Southwestern deserts:
Arizon's Cactus Wren, New Mexico's Roadrunner and Texas' Mockingbird. The Gambel's Quail, a close cousin to the California Quail, the State Bird of California is also described herein.
Booklet, c2007, 32 p.: ill. ; 14 cm.