As an exhaustively researched and clearly written guide to more than 100 birding adventures across the state, wildlife ecologist and author D.E. McIvor uses habitat as a base on which to share his years of birding experiences. Each site description is accompanied by detailed written directions as well as a map to guide you to the best birding, suggestions of the best time of year to find the species you seek, and additional travel tips. Also included are chapters on the state's diverse ecoregions and vegetation communities, which play a key part in the distribution of bird species; a helpful checklist; and bar graphs showing distribution of the 408 species occurring in the state. Whether you favor an hour-long stroll in a city park or a backpacking trip of several days into the wilderness, Birding Utah broadens your bird-finding in the state's varied environments.