NEW BOOK: Birds of the Salton Sea
- Dear CALBIRDS:
The University of California Press is pleased to announce the publication of:
Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology
by Michael A. Patten, Guy McCaskie, and Philip Unitt.
"The Salton Sink represents one of the most important regions for bird populations in western North America. This important volume is a must for anyone interested in birds and their habitats in western North America."-Kathy C. Molina, Dickey Bird Collection, University of California, Los Angeles
The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the Pacific Flyway for migratory and wintering shorebirds, landbirds, and waterfowl is dangerously close to collapse from several environmental threats. This book is the first thoroughly detailed book to describe the birds of Salton Sea, more than 450 species and subspecies in all. A major contribution to our knowledge about the birds of western North America, it will also be an important tool in the struggle to save this highly endangered area.
Full information about the book, including the table of contents, is available online: http://go.ucpress.edu/saltonbirds
Laura Driussi, Assistant Marketing Director
University of California Press
2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-0102 [NEW ZIP CODE]
510-643-1036, fax 510-643-7127
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