This comprehensive guide to West Virginia’s feathered friends makes the perfect gift idea for any bird lover on your list.
For the first time in 25 years, the state’s bird enthusiasts have a new resource guide documenting the presence of 160 species of breeding birds in the Mountain State. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in West Virginia was published earlier this year and builds on existing avian knowledge documented in the first West Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas, published in 1994.
Data for the project was collected between 2009 and 2014 by more than 170 volunteers and staff members at the state Division of Natural Resources. The editors—Richard Bailey, DNR ornithologist, and self-taught bird expert Casey Rucker, editor of the West Virginia birding journal The Redstart—spent over 10 years compiling and fact-checking field reports and species accounts to create the new atlas. It was published by the Pennsylvania State University Press and made possible by grant funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Brooks Bird Club.
Order your copy of this beautiful book today at psupress.org.
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