The Central Valley Bird Club announces availability of its second full-length book:
Sacramento County Breeding Birds examines how nearly three decades of dramatic transformation of much of this county have affected our local breeding birds. The book puts the changes in breeding bird status and distribution in the context of conservation efforts and changes in land use, climate, and regulatory protection. The text focuses on the most significant changes and a complete set of paired maps shows the changes in breeding distribution for every species.
But don’t assume that this is a story of gloom and doom. While some breeding birds have declined, and others disappeared altogether from the county, even more new breeders have arrived. And some species have demonstrated remarkable adaptability and resilience by colonizing urban habitats.