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Iowa Birdlife

Gladys Black

Publication Year: 1992

Published by: University of Iowa Press

Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-

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Foreword

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pp. vii-ix

I well remember meeting for the first time the author of this delightful book. It was at the banquet of the Iowa Ornithologists' Union, when she overheard me defending the habits of a sharp-shinned hawk which was hanging around someone's feeder. She agreed with me and later wrote to commend my stand. That was a long time...

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xii

Gladys Black's book Birds of Iowa was published nearly thirteen years ago. At that time we could not have foreseen its future popularity and demand. It went through two printings of 2,000 copies each, and the last copies were sold some years back. Gladys has continued to write about birds since 1979, and thus The Nature...

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The Nature Conservancy

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pp. xiii-xiv

The Nature Conservancy is an international membership organization committed to the global preservation of natural diversity. Its mission is to find, protect, and maintain the best examples of communities, ecosystems, and endangered species in the natural world. Operating in the United States for over forty years and in...

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Habitat Descriptions

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pp. xv-xxv

During the past two centuries, Iowa's landscape has changed extensively and dramatically. Euro-American settlement and the resultant clearing of land for agriculture have had an enormous impact on the state's natural communities and their resident bird species...

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Iowa Birdlife

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pp. 1-165

With the filling of Lake Red Rock, I expected to see loons quite often during spring and fall migrations but such has not been the case. Seldom does a loon stop at Red Rock. I have seen only two, one in the flooded Pinchey area of the refuge in October...

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Checklist of Iowa Birds

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pp. 167-174

Species names and status information are from the "Official Checklist of Iowa Birds, 1991 Edition," by Thomas H. Kent and Carl J. Bendorf, Iowa Bird Life 61, no. 4 (Fall 1991), published by the Iowa Ornithologists' Union. Species names follow The AOU Check-list of North American Birds, 6th edition, 1983, and supplements through...

Image Plates

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Index to Species Accounts

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pp. 175-176

Further Reading, Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9781587290176
Print-ISBN-13: 9780877453932

Page Count: 220
Publication Year: 1992