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BIRDING HOT SPOTS
Of Santa Fe, Taos, & Northern New Mexico
By Judy Liddell and Barbara Hussey

Published by: Texas A&M University Press

Reviewed by Bill Karnofsky

By time I was into Chapter 3 of this book, I had a strong desire to grab my binoculars and head off to Santa Fe.  This is not a story book.  It is a fantastic resource book for anyone going to northern New Mexico.  It is clear right from the beginning; the authors are knowledgeable, organized and thorough, and have produced an easy to read book with well-presented information. 

The book provides detailed information as to directions to 32 prime birding locations, with information about each, such as facilities, entrance fees if any, parking, special considerations as well as camping, food, gas and lodging.  They provide a list of target birds for each location and the time of year you would have the best opportunity to see each bird.

The book includes a 24 page annotated checklist of 276 species indicating the time of year the birds can likely be found and in which of the sites listed in the book they may be seen, which greatly enhances the planning of a trip to northern New Mexico.

This is a must-have book for any birder, from novice to expert, whether a resident of New Mexico or a visitor.

 

 

 

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