This book treats all 428 species seen in Pennsylvania, including breeding and wintering birds, migrants, and vagrants. Each accessibly written entry provides the general status of a species; the locations where it is most commonly found; its natural habitat, migratory patterns, breeding habits, and seasonal status and distribution; and a summary of the birds history in Pennsylvania. Gerald M. McWilliams and Daniel W Brauning provide both the professional ornithologist and the amateur birder with an abundance of
information about each species and offer a broad overview of their subject-from the history of the state's birds to changes in the states ecosystems and regulations protecting bird habitats. With clear descriptions of physiographic regions as well as 44 breeding distribution maps for the most commonly seen birds and 67 photographs of many rare and hard-to-find species, this volume is an indispensable resource for all who wish to deepen their appreciation of Pennsylvania's marvelous bird life.