Birds & Birding – Bighorns

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Birds and Birding in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains Region
By Jacqueline Canterbury, Paul Johnsgard, and Helen Downing. 2013, 250 pp.

The Bighorn Mountains region of north-central Wyoming encompasses about 6,800 square miles (Wyoming latilongs 4 and 5), and has an altitudinal range of about 10,000 feet.  At least 327 bird species have been reliably reported from the region, and regional breeding has been confirmed for 190 species. The regional geology, biogeography and vegetational ecology are described, and species descriptions include relative abundance, breeding status by latilong, and occurrence records for rare species. Many regional birding locations are also described, and tabular results of recent breeding bird surveys and seasonal counts are presented.  With 52 drawings, 7 maps, 4 tables, and 72 literature citations. Zea E-Books & Univ. of Nebraska Digital Commons at
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Common Birds of The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Mountains Foothills   

By Jacqueline L. Canterbury and Paul A. Johnsgard, 2015, 67 pp.

Abstract The information in this booklet is based in part on Birds and Birding in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains Region (2013) by Canterbury, Johnsgard, and Downing.  This book profiles 48 of the most abundant, typical, and interesting birds from the 114 species that have been regularly reported from The Brinton. The species accounts for each bird provide information on species identification followed by a brief guide for recognizing distinctive songs and calls. The status section provides information on the relative abundance and seasonal occurrence of a species. This is followed by a brief description of those habitats and environmental features that the species prefers. The calendar at the end of each species account shows the species’ documented occurrences for every week of the year in the Brinton area and can be helpful as a predictive tool for judging the possibilities of a species’ seasonal presence, both locally and regionally. Color photographs portray each species in their native habitat.  The book also provides a brief history of The Brinton Museum, a description of its natural habitats and environments, and ends with a checklist of the 114 regularly occurring regional birds of The Brinton.  Paperback with 67 pages, 3 illustrations, 48 color photographs. Zea E-Books & Univ. of Nebraska Digital Commons at:

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