Suggested Reading List
Birds of Arizona Field Guide
Author: Stan Tekiela
Description: Learn about and identify birds using Stan Tekiela's state-by-state field guides. The full-page, color photos are incomparable and include insets of winter plumage, color morphs and more. Plus, with the easy-to-use format, you don't need to know a bird's name or classification in order to easily find it in the book. Using this field guide is a real pleasure. It's a great way for anyone to learn about the birds in your state.
Southwestern Desert Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species
Author: James Kavanagh
Description: Southwestern Desert Birds, An Introduction to Familiar Species, is a must-have, reference guide for beginners and experts alike. Whether you're on a nature hike or in your own backyard, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide. The Pocket Naturalist(tm) series is an introduction to common plants and animals and natural phenomena. Each pocket-sized, folding guide highlights up to 150 species and most feature a map highlighting prominent sanctuaries and outstanding natural attractions. Each is laminated for durability. (31/2 X 81/4 folded, opens to 22 X 81/4, color illustrations, map)
Birds of the American Southwest
Author: Lynn Hassler
Description: Birds thrive in a wide variety of Western habitats, including deserts, grasslands, riparian areas, and mountain ranges. With detailed accounts of over 100 species by Lynn Hassler and new illustrations in full color, Birds of the American Southwest showcases many of the feathered creatures found in these diverse terrains. Both beginners and advanced birders will find this updated edition an invaluable guide for identification and appreciation, whether it's in your own back yard, by the side of the road, or in a remote wilderness. 115 full-color photographs
Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy
Author: Black, Baxter
Description: A complete compilation of all the stories and poetry you've heard Baxter do on NPR, with the unforgettable flavor of Baxter's own brand of cowboy philosophy. Over 250 pages of that bizarre humor that had you laughing out loud while driving to work. Some of you even complained to us about having to pull off the road to avoid a "laughter disaster". You'll also find poignant, more dramatic pieces that brought a smile to your face, or that far away look in your eyes.
Author: Lavender, David
Description: A historical and cultural overview, including discussions of present-day racial, conservation, and economic problems. Easy reading, fascinating history. 364pp