This is a very massive and grand volume of birdlife of the Texas Gulf of Mexico, one of the most important ecological regions in the world for birds, written by a noted ornithologist and behavioral ecologist, and the result of decades of fieldwork. Chapters include Laws, Regulations and Designations, The Land-Water Interface, Avian Uses of Land-Water Interfaces, Factors Affecting Avian Population, Status of Indicator Species in the Gulf of Mexico, Comparison among Indicator Species, and Indicator Species Groups and Unique Resources. As expected it is lavishly illustrated. A must for avid birdwatchers. Has index. 8 &1/2 x 11 size.