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#1 stitch58

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:25 PM

Does anyone know of any books on North American birds that have range maps that show the full range of the birds? The maps in the guides I have show where the birds occur strictly in North America. I'd like to find a book that shows where our migrating feathered friends spend their winter & that shows the full range of pelagic birds that occur here. I don't know if such a book exist but if anyone knows of one please let me know.

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#2 Jim Penny

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:12 AM

Good question, my Guides only show North America (U.S., Canada, and border region of Mexico in Texas and the Baja).  Also, some of the Islands in the Gulf near Florida.

I haven't seen any that show the extent of the Winter ranges down into South America.



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Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:13 PM

Hmm... I can't recall ever having seen a guide book with complete ranges, but if you don't need to have it in the field, Cornell has full maps in their species accounts on their All About Birds site:

http://www.birds.cor...rds/BirdGuide/



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Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:38 AM

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:19 AM

There are some excellent Online Guides/databases which I believe will do what you want.  Both are free.

A good one for your purpose is Avibase - World Bird Database @ http://avibase.bsc-e...t.jsp?lang=EN.  There is a button for Search which allows you to select the species.  Then, when the info on your selected bird is displayed, select Map at the top and it will display a picture of the globe flattened out with the bird's range indicated.

Another one that is very useful is Ebird @ http://ebird.org/content/ebird and it's home organization, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Both are very useful to and allow the user to "drill down" for a Region or Country in the world to as small of a area that is desired.  Birding Hotspots are included.  I believe that Ebird is a part of the larger Lab Site, but it is where members document and share their sightings.  The data is compiled and displayed in a number of different methods which are selectable by the member.  It is a great Site and useful tool every birder should be aware of and worth exploring its capabilities.  

 






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