Birdlife: A Naturalist's Guide to Birds of the Southeast (Paperback)

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An illustrated flight across the Southeast

Birdlife invites readers into the lives of birds we often meet in the southeastern United States. Writer, scientist, and illustrator Todd Ballantine presents the habits and habitats, colorings, migratory paths, and songs of nearly one hundred birds of the Southeast that he has come to know so well. He wings us across diverse landscapes, along the coasts of states from Virginia to Texas, and in elds and forests in between, providing keen insights and tips for recognizing birds on the branch, on the beach, or in the air.

Along the coast and estuaries, you will meet the double-crested cormorant and the herring gull; near marshes and wetlands, the American coot and the great blue heron; in elds and open areas, the killdeer and the savannah sparrow. In the brush and at the wood's edge, you will encounter the dark-eyed junco and the white-eyed vireo, and in the forest--if you are lucky--you might hear the evocative call of the nocturnal Chuckwill's-widow.

Birdlife delights with Ballantine's own artistic and precise illustrations, hand-lettered text, easy-to-follow presentations, and memorable descriptions. His black-and-white bird renderings provide easy identification of shape and form. A unique book to enjoy in nature's habitats, high and low, Birdlife is a must-have companion for birding enthusiasts and anyone intrigued by the lives of birds.

About the Author

Todd Ballantine is a nationally recognized environmental scientist, writer, educator, and artist. The recipient of the Harry Hampton Award for natural resource reporting from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, he is the author and illustrator of Tideland Treasure: The Naturalist's Guide to the Beaches and Salt Marshes of Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic Coast (University of South Carolina Press) and Woodland Walks: Everyman's Guide to the Forestscapes of Hilton Head Island.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643363325
ISBN-10: 1643363328
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English