Drawing on the knowledge and insight gained from a lifetime of watching, studying, and enjoying birds, this book is full of information about more than four hundred species of birds in Texas, most all of which author Gary Clark has seen first hand. Organized in the standard taxonomic order familiar to most birders, the book is written in a conversational tone that yields a wide-ranging discussion of each bird’s life history as well as an intimate look at some of its special characteristics and habits. Information regarding each species’ diet, voice, and nest is included as well as when and where it can be found in Texas. Magnificent photographs by Kathy Adams Clark accompany each bird’s entry.
For those just beginning to watch birds to those who can fully relate to the experiences and sentiments communicated here by a veteran birder, this book reveals the kind of personal connection to nature that careful attention to the birds around us can inspire.
About the Author
GARY CLARK is professor, former dean, and former vice president at Lone Star College–North Harris County. He writes the weekly nature column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of six books, including Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone.
KATHY ADAMS CLARK owns The Woodlands-based photo agency KAC Productions and is past president of the North American Nature Photography Association. Her photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, books, and calendars, including Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Highways, Birder’s World, The New York Times, and National Geographic. She is the author of Photographing Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Great Images and provided the photographs for Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone.