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Birds of the Whitewater River, Southern California: a Disturbed Environment

Author:  Robert M. Ross

Publisher and Date of Publication: Riverside Eco-Publishing, 1 January 2020

Synopsis:  For the first time, a focus on the birds inhabiting and migrating along the Whitewater River as a single intact watercourse, running from the San Bernardino Mountains to the Salton Sea.  The author discusses the history and evolution of the River's existence and modifications made by man over time, as well as the current birds using the waterway, with graphical representations of their relative abundances seasonally and by location along the River.  Richly illustrated with photos of 134+ species and their habitats by the author. 

Ordering Instructions: Send $20 plus $5 shipping per book to Riverside Eco-Publishing, P. O. Box 1031, La Quinta, CA  92247 (make check payable to Robert M. Ross)

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About the Author

About the Author:

Robert M. Ross holds degrees in biology (BA, Thiel College, and MS, University of Guam) and zoology (PhD, University of Hawaii) and was the lead research ecologist for the USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, until retirement in 2007. In 2005 he assisted with aspects of restoration for the Salton Sea out of the USGS Salton Sea Science Office in La Quinta, California. During his career Ross conducted research on diet determination of cormorants in the Great Lakes, stream ecology and restoration from acid mine drainage in coal regions of the Appalachian Mountains, and impact of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid insect and declining hemlocks on songbird communities in eastern mesic forests. He has published more than 100 research and review articles on these and other subjects. He has traveled extensively to the tropics including the South Pacific, the Amazon Basin, and other Latin American countries. He enjoys a bicoastal lifestyl…