Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas
by Laura Spess Jackson
contributions by James J. Dinsmore and Carol A. Thompson
University of Iowa Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-87745-572-1 | Paper: 978-0-87745-561-5 | eISBN: 978-1-58729-116-6
Library of Congress Classification QL684.I6J33 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 598.29777


The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas—the first comprehensive statewide survey of Iowa's breeding birds—provides a detailed record of the composition and distribution of the avifauna of the Hawkeye State. The atlas documents the presence of 199 species, 158 of which were confirmed breeding. This landmark volume will alert Iowans to the limited distribution of numerous species and serve as a guide to the management practices—such as forest and wetland management, set-aside programs, reduction in farm chemical use, and crop diversity—which could help insure that many future changes are positive ones. The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas provides a welcome and much-needed baseline for future comparisons of changes in Iowa's birdlife and, by extension, the lives of all animals in the state.

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