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Western Field Ornithologists announces the availability of the second volume of its monograph series, Studies of Western Birds.

LeConte's Thrasher front coverThe Biology of a Desert Apparition:
LeConte’s Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei)

by Jay M. Sheppard

All sales will be web based, or you have the option of ordering by mail and paying with a check.* The book may be purchased below and will ship within 5–8 business days of your order. Please direct any questions to:

You can find a description of the book here.

You can order the Kindle eBook version here.
Costs for the book, shipping and handling:

For books shipped in California: $35.93 ($25.00 + $8.50 Shipping and Handling + $2.43 California State Sales Tax)

For books being shipped to states other than California: $33.50 ($25.00 + $8.50 Shipping and Handling)

For books being shipped to Canada, Europe, Asia, or Mexico: $53.00 ($25.00 + $4.50 Handling + $23.50 International Postage). Books shipped to Mexico will be sent FedEx or a similar private carrier.

*Ordering by Mail: Books can be purchased by mail order using a check made out to Western Field Ornithologists for the full sum. Mail your order with your name, address, phone number, shipping address, and the title of your book choice(s) to:

3476 Armourdale Avenue
Long Beach, California 90808-3131

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