Birds of Central & Northern California is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring and incredibly varied birdlife of California, north of the San Luis Obispo/ Monterey, Kern/ Kings & Tulare, and San Bernardino/ Inyo County lines.
Stunning digital photographs depict 130 species of common and notable birds enabling users to identify nearly every commonly-occurring and regional bird specialty they encounter—day or night—in an area spanning from the Big Sur coastline north along the Pacific Coast (including Monterey Bay, the San Francisco Bay region and offshore Farallon Islands) to Oregon, then east to the Nevada State line, including the Coast, Sierra Nevada (including Yosemite National Park) and Cascade ranges, the Sacramento and Owen’s valleys, Klamath Basin, Mono Lake, Lake Tahoe, and all points between.
Aimed at beginning and intermediate birders, the guide will easily fit into any daypack, pocket or glove compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a backyard, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting the best birding hot spots in the Golden State.
About the author
Greg R. Homel is an ornithologist, award-winning international nature photojournalist, documentary film producer, birding tour leader and lecturer.
He lives and works from his home within the magnificent Los Padres National Forest, California, USA (home of the California Condor) and from his second homes at Río Lagartos, surrounded by the magnificent Ría Lagartos National Park and Biosphere Reserve at the north tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and El Tuito, near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
A birder-naturalist since childhood, Greg founded Natural Elements Productions in 1986 and Natural Encounters Birding Tours shortly thereafter. Now he travels the globe on a full-time basis in search of rare and little-known birds and other wildlife.
His travels on all seven continents, from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and points between, have allowed him to see more than half of the planet's roughly 9,800+ bird species in their natural habitats.
His early work appeared regularly in books and magazines, including Wildbird Magazine, The Audubon Society Field Guides to Eastern Birds and The Audubon Society Field Guides to Western Birds, Time, Birder's World, Tucson Lifestyle, and Texas Monthly magazines.
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Birds of Central & Northern California: A Guide to Common & Notable Species