GAME BIRDS - A
Celebration of North American Upland Birds is a photo driven coffee table book and the
most ambitious title ever attempted on gallinaceous birds, or as they are more
commonly known, game birds. Gary Kramer
is likely the only individual to have ever photographed and published images of
all 34 game birds found in the United States and Canada, making this book a
The book takes readers on a visual journey across North America in search of
turkey, pheasant, quail, grouse, partridge, ptarmigan, prairie-chickens and the
game birds of Hawaii. Among these are two on the brink of extinction, the
masked bobwhite and Attwater's prairie-chicken, those that are struggling such
as the Gunnison sage-grouse and lesser prairie-chicken; abundant species that
have been introduced from foreign lands, including the chukar and ring-necked
pheasant; as well as species that are widespread due to successful wildlife
management efforts, like the wild turkey.
The photographs capture the range and diversity of their beauty and behavior,
from the widespread and familiar northern bobwhite, to the intricately marked
Montezuma quail and the seldom photographed Himalayan snowcock. The narrative
is delivered with accuracy - each chapter has been reviewed by the top experts
in the field.
If you are an avid hunter or an armchair reader, GAME BIRDS will provide
you with range maps, natural history and conservation status and a photographic
insight seldom revealed. Coffee table book, hardcover, 256 pages,
12" X 9 1/4", 384 color photographs, 26 range maps, Author signed
books: $65 (includes shipping/handling) in the US.