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Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology

Michael Patten


The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the Pacific Flyway for migratory and wintering shorebirds, landbirds, and waterfowl is dangerously close to collapse from several environmental threats. This book describes the birds of Salton Sea, more than 450 species and subspecies in all. Synthesizing data from many sources, including observations from their long-term work in the area, the authors' species accounts discuss each bird's abundance, season ... More

Keywords: Salton Sea, California, inland lake, bird population, Pacific Flyway shorebirds, landbirds, waterfowl, environmental threats, birds, biogeography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520235939
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520235939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Patten, author