The Birds of New Jersey: Status and Distribution covers all the birds officially recorded in the state of New Jersey, including those now extinct. It is currently the most up-to-date book on the status and distribution of birds found in the state, including pelagic birds found of the Jersey shore.
The species are organized by the most current taxonomical information. Each species is given a thorough explanation of how common the bird is and where and when you would expect to see them. Accompanying the species are color-coded maps that show this information as well.
The maps are quite detailed but require a bit of studying to understand what each color represents. Rare birds that are “review species” are indicated as such and are given red dots on the map to show the approximate sighting location.
Sprinkled throughout the book are color photographs of birds both common and rare, which adds a nice visual appeal to break up the text.
The Birds of New Jersey: Status and Distribution is the perfect book for resident and visiting birders to use to help them plan trips to see specific birds. The book is not bulky like bird atlases and can be packed along more easily on birding outings as well.
The Birds of New Jersey: Status and Distribution could serve well as a model for other states to follow.
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