Hummingbirds of the American West by Lynn Hassler
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The American Southwest offers prime habitat for hummingbirds. Indeed, of the sixteen species of hummingbirds resident in North America, all but one either nest in or migrate through the region. In Hummingbirds of the American West, birding authority Lynn Hassler Kaufman describes in detail the field marks, behavioral characteristics, and habitat requirements of each species. Extraordinary color photographs also capture these fascinating birds in flight, feeding, and nesting. Hummingbirds of the American West identifies prime locations in the deserts and sky island mountain ranges of the American Southwest where avid birders are most likely to encounter these remarkable creatures. For resident bird lovers who also have a green thumb, Lynn Hassler Kaufman describes how to create a hummingbird garden with native plants that are sure to attract their attention.

About Lynn Hassler

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Lynn Hassler is the author of several birding books, including "Gambel's Quail, Birds of the American Southwest, Hummingbirds of the American West", and "Roadrunners", as well as a co-author of "Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America". She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Published January 1, 2002 by Rio Nuevo. 80 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math.

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