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Birds of the Sierra Nevada

Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution

Birds of the Sierra Nevada

Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution

Author: Edward C. Beedy (Author), Edward R. Pandolfino (Author), Keith Hansen (Illustrator)

Published: 2013-06-17

Publisher's Description:

This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen.

In addition to characterizing individual species, Birds of the Sierra Nevada also describes ecological zones and bird habitats, recent trends in populations and ranges, conservation efforts, and more than 160 rare species. It also includes a glossary of terms, detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography with over 500 citations.


Edward C. Beedy was a co-author of Discovering Sierra Birds and has authored numerous technical publications and articles on Sierra birds.

Edward R. Pandolfino is President of Western Field Ornithologists and a Regional Editor for Northern California for North American Birds.

Keith Hansen is a professional bird artist who illustrated Discovering Sierra Birds, Distributional Checklist of North American Birds, Birds of Yosemite and the East Slope, California Wild Lands, A Guide to the Nature Conservancy Preserves, and The Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula, among other books.


  • Language: English
  • Biogeographical Realm: Neotropic
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  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Date Published: 16 Jun 2013
  • ISBN-10: 0520274946
  • ISBN-13: 9780520274945