Birds of Southeast Arizona

ISBN: 978-1-936913-06-0
Author: Greg R. Homel

Birds of Southeast Arizona is an easy-to-use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the incredibly varied birdlife of perhaps the best inland birding area in the United States: Southeastern Arizona. This area features includes the saguaro- and ocotillo-clad Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, rugged canyons, lofty pines, oak-studded “sky islands,” the riparian San Pedro River and grassy Sulphur Springs valleys!

Stunning photographs of 130 species of common and notable birds will enable users to identify nearly every commonly-occurring and regional bird specialty they encounter—day or night. This guide covers parts of 4 Southern Arizona Counties—Casa Grande and Sells in the west, eastward to the New Mexico State line, then south to the Mexican border.

Aimed at beginning and intermediate birders, the guide fits easily into a daypack, pocket or glove compartment, making field identification easy—whether in a backyard, on vacation, or a on serious birding trip to the best birding hot spots in Southeastern Arizona.

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Greg Homel
About Greg Homel

Greg R. Homel is an ornithologist, award-winning international nature photojournalist, documentary film producer, birding tour leader and lecturer.

He lives and works from his home within the magnificent Los Padres National Forest, California, USA (home of the California Condor) and from his second homes at Río Lagartos, surrounded by the magnificent Ría Lagartos National Park and Biosphere Reserve at the north tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and El Tuito, near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

A birder-naturalist since childhood, Greg founded Natural Elements Productions in 1986 and Natural Encounters Birding Tours shortly thereafter. Now he travels the globe on a full-time basis in search of rare and little-known birds and other wildlife.

He shares his unbounded (and contagious) enthusiasm through excursions for small groups worldwide, and with a wider audience through state-of-the-art digital lectures, television, and wide variety of publications and video productions.

Throughout his life, but especially since the early 1990s, Greg has guided, educated, and inspired travelers in over 80 countries throughout the world. His travels on all seven continents, from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and points between, have allowed him to see more than half of the planet’s roughly 9,800+ bird species in their natural habitats.

His early work appeared regularly in books and magazines, including Wildbird Magazine, The Audubon Society Field Guides to Eastern Birds and The Audubon Society Field Guides to Western Birds, Time, Birder’s World, Tucson Lifestyle, and Texas Monthly magazines.

Since the “digital revolution,” Greg has moved into television, video production for conservation groups such as American Bird Conservancy, field guide writing and lecturing aboard expedition ships with the hope of “giving a voice to his truest love, which is the natural world and its inhabitants, especially birds!”

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