Birds of Wyoming

  • Faulkner, Douglas
Copyright Year:2012
Specifications:432 pages, hardback, printed in full color
Publication Status:Published on April 22, 2010

Regular Price: $45.00

Special Price: $36.00

Birds of Wyoming

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About this Title

The Birds of Wyoming is the first comprehensive guide since 1939 to the status and distribution of Wyoming’s avifauna. The book provides detailed information for over 400 bird species known to have occurred in Wyoming through 2008. Each full-page resident species account features a species photo and distribution map, while the non-resident section provides the reader insight on regular migrants and rarities. Introductory chapters authored by state experts give an indepth look at the state’s ornithological history, vegetative landscapes, and avian conservation efforts. Habitat-focused sections by regional experts provide a broader view of management and conservation issues within Wyoming’s dominant sagebrush, montane forest, and shortgrass prairie ecotones. Birds of Wyoming fills the niche for a state-based reference that will be useful to a wide range of professional disciplines and amateur birders. Governmental land managers as well as local and out-of-state birders alike will benefit from the easily accessible information (and literature references in most cases) in each species account.

About the Author

Doug Faulkner is a Midwesterner by birth, but has spent the majority of his adult life in the western United States.  His interest in wildlife started at an early age in Indiana and became an obsession for birds while taking an ornithology course at Ball State University where he completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wildlife biology.  Doug has worked on bird research projects in 10 western states, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  He spent six years at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory before taking a position with the University of Wyoming to work on Birds of Wyoming full-time.  Doug is currently a biologist at SWCA Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Table of Contents

History of Wyoming Ornithology by Jane Dorn
Conservation of Birds in Wyoming by Bob Oakleaf, Andrea Orabona, and Alison Lyon-Holloran
Stand-Replacement Fire: For the Birds? by Richard Hutto
Sagebrush by Terry Rich
Shortgrass Prairie Management by Scott Gillihan
Landforms and Vegetation by Robert Dorn
Information on Species Accounts
Species Accounts
Other Species Reported for Wyoming


“An essential guide for Wyoming birders, naturalists, and natural- resource professionals. The latest research and observations are incorporated in detailed species descriptions. Faulkner outlines con- servation status and understudied species requiring additional observations and breeding reports. Birds of Wyoming will be a tremendous asset to avian conservation in Wyoming and throughout the west.” —Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

“Wyoming, with its unique climate and geography, now has a superb book, Birds of Wyoming, that meticulously delineates the status and the distribution and offor each of the 400 bird species that has occurred in the state. Birds of Wyoming should be a requirement for anyone interested, at any level, in the bird life of the state.” —Robert Righter

“Birds of Wyoming provides an up-to-date synthesis of avian status and distribution in the state. It should be in the library of every ornithologist, amateur birder, environmental consultant, resource manager, and anyone elseothers with an interest in Wyoming birds.” —Jane and Robert Dorn, Biologists and Authors

“Since people began watching birds in North America, Wyoming has been one of the least birded states in the U.S. Observer coverage is limited and spotty. Our knowledge of the status and distribu- tion of its birds has remained incomplete—poorly known by those living outside its borders. This will now change with the publication of the eagerly awaited Birds of Wyoming. The introductory ma- terial, detailed range maps, and species accounts provide an excellent—and easily accessible—level of detail. Every serious student of bird distribution in North America should own a copy.” —Paul Lehman