A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii: The Main Islands and Offshore Waters (Latitude 20 Books (Paperback))

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii: The Main Islands and Offshore Waters (Latitude 20 Books (Paperback)) Author Jim Denny
ISBN-10 082483383X
ISBN-13 9780824833831
Year 2009-10-27
Pages 226
Language English
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
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Winner of the 2011 Ka Palapala Pookela Award of Excellence in Natural Science Hawaii Book Publishers AssociationHawaii is home to some of the most beautiful and sought after birds in the world From the offshore waters where graceful seabirds glide on the cool refreshing trade winds to the lush ancient forests of the mountains where colorful endemic honeycreepers reside Hawaiis birds are wonderfully diverse Introduced species and long distance migrants contribute to the splendid assortment Some island bird species are extremely abundant and instantly familiar since we encounter them daily in our outdoor activities Others are so rare they are glimpsed only once in a lifetime In these magnificent islands there is something for birders of every sort Superbly illustrated in color by the author and Jack Jeffrey two of Hawaiis best nature photographers this guide includes nearly every species of bird on land and at sea in the main Hawaiian Islands In total 170 species or subspecies are described and illustrated This comprehensive work is an essential resource for those who are interested in identifying locating and learning more about the avifauna of Hawaii

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