A Field Guide to the Southeastern Coast & Gulf of Mexico

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A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico

Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, & Other Wildlife

Noble S. Proctor and Patrick J. Lynch

Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award in the Nature Guidebook category

This book, with its unique focus on the entire marine coastal environment, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide available on the southeastern Atlantic Coast and the Gulf Coast. Not just for beachgoers, the book is essential for birders, whale watchers, fishers, boaters, scuba divers and snorkelers, and shoreline visitors.

Features of the guide:

  • Entries on 619 coastal and ocean species
  • More than 1,100 color illustrations
  • 450 up-to-date range maps
  • Overviews of key ecological communities, including mangroves, salt marshes, beaches, sand dunes, and coral reefs
  • Special attention to threatened and endangered species

Reviews for A Field Guide to the Southeastern Coast & Gulf of Mexico

“No matter which side of the waves you labor or play this is the perfect guide to the wonders that surround you.”
Pete Dunne, author of Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion: A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds

“I recommend this book for anyone who spends time on the southeast coast. Whether your interest is beach-combing, fishing, snorkeling, birdwatching, or just strolling, this excellent book will help you identify and understand virtually every living thing you encounter.”
David Sibley

This comprehensive work by Noble Proctor and Patrick Lynch includes over 600 species of flora and fauna of the Southeastern coastal regions and Gulf of Mexico. All of this is in one compact and easy-to-navigate guide, perfect for beach goers, hikers, boaters, birders, fishers, snorkelers — and anyone who wants to leave the library at home.
Ron Watters, National Outdoor Book Award reviewer, 2012

“Unique and amazing… Important as a conservation education tool because it allows more citizens to appreciate their natural ecosystems.”
Margaret Lowman, Director, Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Previous National Outdoor Book Award winners include Farley Mowat, Robert Michael Pyle, David Attenborough, Roderick Nash, Richard Bangs, and Aldo Leopold.

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