L.A. County Breeding Bird Atlas, Front Cover, Photo by Don Sterba

by Larry W. Allen, Kimball L. Garrett, and Mark C. Wimer
Foreword by Michael C. Long;
Contribution on Pleistocene avifauna by Daniel A. Guthrie.

This 660-page hardcover compendium addresses 228 species found with evidence of breeding during the 1995–1999 Atlas survey period plus 18 additional historical, island-breeding, and post-Atlas breeding species. Our Atlas findings are based on over 28,000 records provided by over 300 volunteer observers contributing more than 10,000 hours of field effort. The authors have supplemented this information by consulting extensive ornithological and paleontological literature, extracting data from over 5600 egg-set records, and analyzing trend data from eight county BBS routes and eight county CBC circles in the attempt to provide as comprehensive a picture of Los Angeles County’s breeding avifauna as possible.

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The Atlas Volume

  • 246 Species Accounts
  • Color insert with habitat photos
  • County geology, climate, habitats, fire ecology
  • Human impacts and settlement patterns
  • Pleistocene avifauna
  • Avian research in the county
  • Extensive appendices, including:
    • Complete county bird list as of spring 2015
    • L. A. County Sensitive Bird Species
    • Detailed block data
    • Gazetteer, >950 literature citations

The Species Accounts

  • Distribution and abundance maps: 228 of each
  • Habitat and nest-site details
  • County population estimate
  • Breeding phenology
  • Extensive historical and range-wide comparisons
  • Population trend estimates where data available
  • Conservation notes and threat assessments
  • Seasonal occurrence and migration timing
  • Subspecies present
  • County fossil records, if any
  • Suggested locations for viewing the species

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