The Shenandoah Natural History Association has just published a book titled “Birds of Shenandoah National Park: A Naturalist’s View.” This $10.95 book illustrates the wide variety of birds found at Shenandoah. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded at the Park, and any given visitor is likely to see 56 distinct species.
The book is loaded with color photographs that make bird identification easy. Detailed descriptions of birdlife at Shenandoah are also given, including history, problems, and successes. A five-page Shenandoah Bird Checklist allows visitors to catalog which birds they have seen at the Park.
The book was written by Terry Lindsay, a National Park Service naturalist, writer/editor Patressa Lindsay, and Rob Simpson, a well-known naturalist and photographer.
Lindsay explains that the book is written for “explorers.” Bird descriptions describe each bird’s habitat, appearance, calls, nesting, and personal habits. Lindsay also describes his own encounters with each bird.
The book can be purchased at any visitor center along Skyline Drive, any concession facility, or by calling the Shenandoah Natural History Association at (540) 999-3582.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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