Members save 15%
Adventure Narratives
Alaska Geographic Series
AK Geographic Staff Top Picks
Alaska Maps
Alaska Wilderness Act
Alone in the Wilderness
Apparel & Accessories
Books, Maps, DVDs & More
Calendars & Posters
Children's Books
Clearance
Cookbooks
Denali
Discover Alaska Collection
Educational Materials
Fishing & Recreation
Gifts & Collectibles
Guidebooks
History & Culture
Iditarod
Movies & Music
New Arrivals
Our Bestsellers
Our Publications / Wholesale
Photography
Science & Nature
Titles A-Z
Titles By Location
Wildlife














Join or renew
Cart
Member Store


Shipping & Delivery
Wholesale Information

Store Home
 
Attu: Birding on the Edge

American Birding Association



Price: $35.00
Member price: $29.75
 

To students of history, Attu is the site of the second bloodiest Pacific theater engagement during World War II, but to birders it is, in the words of John Fitchen, "the Holy Grail of North American birding".  The westernmost Aleutian island, nearly 1,500 miles from the Alaskan mainland, Attu--largely because of its proximity to Asia and thus to Asian rarities--can claim more first and second ABA Checklist records than any other single birding location.  Attu: Birding on the Edge chronicles 25 years of birding Attu by the birders who traveled there on Larry Balch's Attours.  When Charles Osgood went on one of the very last trips to Attu in the fall of 2000, he decided that this experience, shared by more than 1,000 people, was so special that it deserved to be memorialized in word and picture for all those who took part in the original trips and to inspire those who might, in the future, work toward making such trips possible again.  The book is a miscellany, consisting of personal essays, historical narratives, poems, maps, photos, and an extensive, never-before-published annotated checklist provided by Larry Balch.  Other contributors include such renowned birders as Paul Baichich, Paul Lehman, and Macklin Smith.  Whether you want ot re-live the Attu experience or learn more about bird distribution in North America, Attu: Birding on the Edge is an essential book.


 
Product details
Publisher: American Birding Association
1st edition
213 pages
Size: 11 x 8.25
Product type: Book
ISBN 1878788310
 

Share your thoughts with other customers


You must log in before writing a review

Hawks in Flight
Hawks in Flight

Identify hawks and other raptors from afar.

Price: $14.00

Member price: $11.90

Details


A Field Guide to Airplanes
A Field Guide to Airplanes

Completely revised and updated with all the latest aircraft. NOW 45% OFF !

Price: $12.32

Member price: $10.47

Details


Birds of Southeast Alaska
Birds of Southeast Alaska

All of Southeast Alaska's birds are included in this handy checklist.

Price: $1.50

Member price: $1.28

Details