The Upland and Webless Migratory Game Birds of Texas
Natural History - Wildlife - Ornithology
8.5 x 11, 272 pp.
59 color; 8 line art; 24 maps; 24 figures; 5 tables; index
Pub Date: 02/09/2017
Perspectives on South Texas, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  hardcover
Price:        $40.00 s

978-1-62349-498-8

Published by Texas A&M University Press

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The Upland and Webless Migratory Game Birds of Texas

Leonard A. Brennan, Damon L. Williford, Bart M. Ballard, William P. Kuvlesky Jr., Eric D. Grahmann, and Stephen J. DeMaso
Foreword by Fred C. Bryant

Authored by some of the state’s top wildlife scientists, The Upland and Webless Migratory Game Birds of Texas presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive information covering twenty-one species of game birds. Ranging from the most well-known, like the Wild Turkey and Mourning Dove, to the marsh-loving rails and other more elusive species, these birds have widespread appeal among both hunters and birders and underscore the diverse challenges facing wildlife scientists, land managers, and conservationists in Texas today.

From cultural significance to taxonomy and evolutionary history, this volume provides a wealth of background information on these species. Additionally, the book offers illustrated species accounts, detailed range maps, and information about habitat and management requirements, hunting regulations, and research priorities. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of these game birds and the array of terrestrial and wetland landscapes key to their survival. This will serve as a convenient and thorough reference volume for wildlife biologists and enthusiasts, as well as landowners and hunters.

LEONARD A. BRENNAN is professor and C.C. Winn Endowed Chair for Quail Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. He is the editor of Texas Quails.  DAMON L. WILLIFORD is a research scientist at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. BART M. BALLARD is professor and C. Berdon and Rolanette Lawrence Endowed Chair in Waterfowl Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. WILLIAM P. KUVLESKY, JR. is a research scientist and professor at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. ERIC D. GRAHMANN is assistant professor for research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. STEPHEN J. DEMASO is monitoring coordinator for the Gulf Coast Joint Venture US Fish and Wildlife Service and a former research scientist at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.

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