American Birdlife: Treasures of the True Southwest is the latest book published by award-winning photographer/author David Jesse McChesney. The 240-pages are filled with over 1200 of his vibrant, behavioral images, information related to finding and identifying particular species and stories defining wonderful birding locations throughout the Southwest. A product derived from years of travel and effort in search of desired species, the book is a celebration of birdlife as well as a valuable resource created to enhance the birding experience and educate those interested in and fascinated by birdlife. The 8.5" x 11" publication points out 100+ quality birding locations in the nine Southwestern states, offers a guide to the names of bird body parts for the purpose of identification and informs readers of where images were taken. A dozen articles give useful information to birders about visiting and birding Bosque del Apache NWR, the Texas Coastal Bend, Southeast Arizona, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and Covington Park, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Quivira NWR and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, the Salton Sea, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, the Las Vegas Area and additional Arizona birding locations. David offers advice on photographing birdlife and writes about birders and birding.