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Urban Ornithology150 Years of Birds in New York City$
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P. A. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse, and John Kieran

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501719615

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501719615.001.0001

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Introduction to the Species Accounts

Introduction to the Species Accounts

(p.73) Introduction to the Species Accounts
Urban Ornithology

P. A. Buckley

Cornell University Press

The core of this book, offering qualitative and quantitative assessments of the migratory, breeding, wintering, and resident avifauna of the Northwest Bronx, New York City back to 1872. The present and historical statuses of 301 study area species and another 70 potential species are described in detail for the Bronx, for New York City, for Long Island, and for Westchester and Rockland Cos. for the first time since 1964. Study area winter population changes are amplified by comparison to their numbers on 90 annual Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Counts from 1924. Extended discussion of pertinent identification, ecological, taxonomic, and distributional issues complements the quantitative distribution and occurrence data and update all 371 species to 2016.

Keywords:   avian status changes since 1964, 301 species accounts, population changes, extirpation and colonization, global warming, species at risk, forest ecology, species richness, species-level taxonomy

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