California State University, Chico professors Roger J. Lederer and Carol E. Burr have recently published the book The Birds of Bidwell Park. This new book was authored by Lederer, a professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences, and illustrated by Burr, a professor emerita in the Departments of English and Multicultural and Gender Studies.
According to Lederer, “The book includes more than eighty illustrations, and although not a comprehensive field guide, the book will enable anyone taking a casual stroll or a long hike to identify almost any of the birds they might see.”
“Bidwell Park is a wonderful place to see birds because it is both semi-wild and very accessible,” added Lederer. “It is good bird watching for both the beginner and the expert. Nearly two hundred species of birds have been seen in Bidwell Park, and some of those are seen only at certain times of the year.”
The book is now available at the Big Chico Creek Nature Center, the official information center for Bidwell Park, as well as at local bookstores.