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By Barbara L. Davis

This box consultant takes you to the wilderness and grassland parts of Arizona, California, and New Mexico the place the full variety of poultry species reaches a magnificent 440. incorporated are 21 wilderness birding scorching spots, in-depth descriptions and behavioral details, eight fowl charts, and masses extra.

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The Mojave Desert borders a “cold desert”—the Great Basin Desert–to the north, the Sierra Nevada and Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The hot Sonoran Desert to the east transitions into a varied blend of vegetation. This desert-scrub biome is the smallest of the four North American deserts. Less than one-third of the Sonoran Desert lies in Arizona and California; the remaining two-thirds extends southward into Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. Still, the Sonoran covers more area in the United States than either the Mojave or the Chihuahuan desert.

Your smooth editing skills finely honed my finished product. It has been a genuine pleasure working with you. My deepest gratitude goes to my friend, fellow bird photographer, and mentor, Greg Homel: I will always be indebted to your generous sharing, and thanks for your precise review of this book. Much appreciation goes to Richard Cachor Taylor: Thank you for finding time to review my slides. I would like to express my thanks to Orville TeBockhorst: Thank you for your computer skills. With love and joy, I thank Carol Bryniarski: I’ll never forget our first birding trip together.

Both sexes share the task of incubating three to four bluish-white eggs for twenty-three days; then begin the task of feeding the young, and ultimately teaching them to feed themselves. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Description: White; black secondary and wing tips; large, yellow bill with expanding gular pouch; breeding–hard plate on orange bill Bulky yet graceful, grotesque yet majestic, aggressive yet harmonious, this magnificent bird is full of paradoxes. Awkward on the ground, this large, bulky bird flies seemingly effortlessly once airborne.

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