Book review: Birds of Delaware




Located along Delaware Bay and the Atlantic coast, the state of Delaware’s significance for bird conservation has been well established for decades. The extensive tidal habitats and marshes bordering Delaware Bay host shorebird and waterbird populations of hemispheric importance, and protecting these populations has become an urgent conservation priority in recent years. Other habitats found in the state vary from barrier beaches to dry coniferous woods on the coastal plain and mesophytic communities along the Piedmont in the north, allowing a diverse avifauna to prosper within a small geographic area. Ornithologists and birders have actively studied birds within the state for more than a century, but surprisingly, no single reference has provided a complete summary of the status and distribution of the state’s birds until publication of the Birds of Delaware.

Review info: Birds of Delaware. By Gene K. Hess, Richard L. West, Maurice V. Barnhill III, and Lorraine M. Fleming, 2000. ISBN: 0-8229-4069-8, 635 pp.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Book review: Birds of Delaware
Series title Condor
DOI 10.1650/0010-5422(2001)103[0426:BR]2.0.CO;2
Volume 103
Issue 2
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher Cooper Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 426
Last page 427
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