Birds of the Salton Sea
Status, Biogeography, and Ecology
Publication Year: 2003
Synthesizing data from many sources, including observations from their long-term work in the area, the authors’ species accounts discuss each bird’s abundance, seasonal status, movement patterns, biogeographic affinities, habitat associations, and more. This valuable reference also includes general information on the region’s fascinating history and biogeography, making it an unparalleled resource for the birding community, for wildlife managers, and for conservation biologists concerned with one of the most threatened ecosystems in western North America.
Published by: University of California Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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Anybody who has been to California's Salton Sea will have lasting memories, and perhaps a recurring nightmare or two. The sea assaults one's senses with a potpourri of richly organic odors, eye-popping sunsets, the biting cold of a winter morning, or the sauna ambience of a summer...
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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It is at best a rather cheerless object, beautiful in a pale, placid way, but the beauty is like that of a mirage, the placidity that of stagnation and death. Charm of color it has, but none of sentiment; mystery, but not romance. Loneliness has its own at- traction, and it is a deep one; but this is not so much loneliness as abandonment, not a solitude sacred but a solitude shunned. Even the gulls that drift and flicker over ...
A HISTORY OF THE SALTON SINK
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FIGURE 6. The Salton Sea on 9 April 1908, shortly after its birth, looking south from the shoreline near Mecca. Protruding from the surface are a multitude of dead shrubs killed by flooding of the sink. Photo- graph by Joseph Grinnell, courtesy of the Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of ...
CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES
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Increase in Concentration of Certain Constituents of Salton Sea Water (Parts per Thousand) Note: Concentration of each chem~cal has increased substantially since 1912 (Carpelan 1958; Hely et al. 1966) ...
BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SALTON SEA
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Bird Species Recordedfrom Midden Sites and Coprolite Samples at Sites around Lake Cahuilla Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 2 Fairly common breeding resident Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 8 Abundant winter visitor, transient American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) 1 Uncommon winter visitor Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) 1 Common transient and winter visitor ...
A CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF THE SALTON SEA
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Checklist of All Bird Taxa Reliably Recorded in the Salton Sea Region COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME STATUS^ VERIFICATION COLLEC~ON/REFERENCE~ Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea rTsa, xS* Photograph SDNHM Salton Sea White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi fSq, cW Specimen LACM, LSUMZ, MVZ, Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata cW, rS Specimen LACM, MCZ, MVZ, ...
THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS
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Moore Laboratory of Zoology at Occidental Col- its most recent supplement (Banks et al. 2oo2), lege, the Museum of Comparative Zoology at with six exceptions: TAXONOMY AND NOMENCLATURE solid evidence to suggest that these forms are reproductively isolated or consistently morpho- The taxonomy, nomenclature, and phylogenetic logically distinct. We tentatively treat Larus sequence employed here follow the seventh edi- glaucoides thayeri as a subspecies of L. glaucoides. ...
APPENDIX: COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES OF PLANT SPECIES MENTIONED IN THE TEXT
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Sources. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Hogan (1988), Hickman (1993), and S~mpson et al. (1996). English names follow a variety of sources, most notably Beauchamp (1986), Hogan (1988), Hickman (1993), and Turner et al. (1995). ...
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Production Notes, Back Cover
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Page Count: 374
Publication Year: 2003