Breeding Bird Atlas
by Dan L. Reinking
University of Oklahoma Press, 2004.
Hackamore Oklahoma Outdoor Experience
|Oklahoma has now joined some 40 other states in compiling a Bird Breeding Atlas with thick and impressive volume that describes, illustrates and details the distribution of 212 species of breeding birds within its borders. This information, combined with similar records from other states, not only improves ornithological understanding of species distribution but also provides an invaluable reference for birders and others interested in Oklahoma's birds.||Wild
A success story of modern wildlife management, this species was nearly extirpated from Oklahoma by 1920. Turkeys have been reintroduced into many areas, where they are now fairly common. The male, or gobbler, gobbles in the early morning to call the hens. The turkey flies strongly for only short distances and prefers to avoid danger by running.
|Dan Reinking, a lifelong birder and professional ornithologist, edited the results of a five-year inventory of Oklahoma's nesting birds by more than 100 volunteers and researchers. Thirty-four separate authors, many of them volunteer birders as well, contributed to the 212 two-page species accounts that comprise the bulk of the atlas.|
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|Birders can utilize this atlas to plan birdwatching expeditions to proven or likely locations in Oklahoma that will add to their species lists.||