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Birds of Essex County, NY - Geoffrey CarletonBirds of Essex County Third Edition (1999)

By Geoffrey Carleton Edited by John M.C. Peterson

$10.50 postpaid donation

A completely revised edition of Birds of Essex County, New York, by the late Geoffrey Carleton, is now available from Northern New York Audubon Society, Inc. First published in 1976 and last revised in 1980, the new Third Edition lists all 310 species recorded in the county through April 1999. In addition to the species list, Carleton provides concise information on rarity, seasonality, abundance, and other history for each bird. All records are documented by place, date, and observer. Essex County includes both the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks and the lowlands of the Champlain Valley.The county holds the highest mountain in the state – Marcy (elev. 5,344 ft.), and borders the sixth largest lake in the United States – Champlain (95’ above sea level). All of Essex County lies within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park. Geoffrey Carleton (1909-1998), past-President of both The Linnaean Society of New York and High Peaks Audubon Society, began gathering records of Essex County birds in 1930. This latest edition of his work was edited by John M.C. Peterson, Adirondack-Champlain regional editor of The Kingbird, the state ornithological journal.

 


Birds of Clinton County, NY - Charles W MitchellBirds of Clinton County, Second Edition (1997)

By Charles W. Mitchell & William E. Krueger

$13.50 postpaid donation

All but consigned to the dustbin of birding by John Bull’s characterization of it as ornithologically unknown, Clinton County, New York, has slowly but stunningly emerged as one of the premier birding hotspots in the East, a place where rarities elsewhere routinely appear. Confirmed nesting species include Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Wilson’s Phalarope, Northern Goshawk, Upland Sandpiper, Black Tern, Common Raven, Mourning Warbler, Bicknell’s Thrush, Spruce Grouse and Gray Partridge. In winter, watch a Gyrfalcon feed on ice floes just off shore as a Rough-legged Hawk hovers over a nearby field. Clinton County embraces a wide range of habitats, from the beaches of Lake Champlain to the 3,836 foot summit of Lyon Mountain, and Charlie Mitchell and Bill Krueger are excellent guides to both habitats and their avian inhabitants. This completely revised and updated edition includes a section with detailed birding routes and five maps, descriptions of all 284 species recorded in the county, five beautiful photographs, a taxonomic index of breeding status and extreme dates, two annotated lists and a complete index.

 

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