0845 474 4572
info@eurospanbookstore.com

In stock: ships within 24hrs

Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country

A Guide to Land Stewardship

W. Rufus Stephens (author) Jan Wrede (author)

ISBN: 9781623494407

Publication Date: Mar 2017

Format: Paperback

Rufus Stephens and Jan Wrede have teamed up to write a practical guidebook on how to improve habitat for birds on both small and large properties throughout the Texas Hill Country. Each chapter contains an in-depth discussion of common problems and possible solutions for developing optimum habitat. The book showcases 107 species in their habitats with colour photographs.
£43.95

In stock: ships within 24hrs

  • Full Description
  • More Information
  • Author Biography
  • Customer Reviews
After years of working with landowners, land managers, naturalists, county officials, and others about wildlife management and land stewardship for birds in the Texas Hill Country, biologist Rufus Stephens and educator Jan Wrede teamed up to write a practical guidebook on how to improve habitat for birds on both small and large properties throughout the Hill Country.

Because each bird species has specific needs for cover, food, water, nesting, and rearing their young, the book is organized by Hill Country habitat types: wooded slopes and savannahs; grasslands; rivers and creeks; canyons, seeps, and springs; tanks and ponds; plus residential backyards. Each chapter contains an in-depth discussion of common problems and possible solutions for developing optimum habitat. Th e book showcases 107 species in their habitats with color photographs and a short descriptive account of how to know the bird and care for its habitat. Three additional chapters on predator control, deer management, and cedar management off er detailed information on these special issues that impact the presence of birds throughout the region.

As a comprehensive guide to habitat assessment, identification of birds and the habitats they use, plus stewardship practices that will benefit these birds, Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country offers landowners the ideal "how to manual" for writing an effective Wildlife Tax Valuation plan.

By helping readers recognize and evaluate habitat health and then use appropriate habitat enhancement practices, the authors hope to inspire and enable widespread and effective bird conservation in the Texas Hill Country. And as bird populations flourish, so do the populations of other wildlife.
Illustrations 217 colour photographs, 13 figures, map, 40 tables
Pages 448
Dimensions 254 x 203
Date Published 30 Mar 2017
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Series Myrna and David K. Langford Books on Working Lands
Subject/s Birds (ornithology)   Conservation of the environment  
W. Rufus Stephens is the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's district leader for the 25-county Edwards Plateau Wildlife District. He lives in Boerne, Texas, USA.

Jan Wrede is former director of education and citizen science at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne and the author of Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country. She lives in Boerne, Texas, USA.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Post your comment

Eurospan Bookstore