Rappole: Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region
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John H. Rappole, Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Where to Find Them. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. xiii + 427 pages.
This resource book contains a color-tab index for bird groups and a driving locator for 74 birding sites. It is a comprehensive field guide to the 346 species of birds found in the Mid-Atlantic region. Five photographers contributed to the color photo of each bird.
John Rappole is a noted ornithologist and a research scientist at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, VA. He has written four other books in his field.
I met John quite by accident when, while jogging, he knocked the passenger-side mirror off my car outside the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, NY. When we had dinner in August, he reported that he had found a new bird species in Burma. Perhaps there is another book in the future!
-- Notes by EHL