Featured Maps! Animal Migration

Theme for the week: Animal Migration

November 27- December 1, 2017

Get out of the cold, wet, and dark weather by taking some advice from our animal friends. Maybe you might decide to join the Peregrine Falcons on their 8,000 mile trip to Argentina, where they enjoy the warm weather in the southern hemisphere until March.

Davis is only one stop along a very long migration route for many birds, including geese.  During autumn when I step outside my house, I love hearing the sound of geese and feel grateful that I once again live along a migration route.  After living in Southern California for many years, I didn’t realize how much I missed the sound of geese flying above until I moved back to California’s Central Valley.  One road which boarders on the city’s boundary has a warning sign stating “Goose X-ing” with a farmer’s field on one side and a protected wetlands park between residential areas on the other.

Birds are only one type of animal which migrate hundreds or thousands of miles to follow the climate, to follow food sources, for mating, or for births and care for the young.   To learn more about how butterflies, reptiles, whales, or birds migrate click here.

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:

Maps & Atlases

Title:  Areas of special biological importance … California

by California. Department of Fish and Game. (1979)

Call Number: MAP G4361.D5 1979 .E6

  • Glenn County sheet
  • Tehama County sheet
Title: Salton Sea atlas

by Redlands Institute (2002)

Call Number: G1527.S15 R3 2002 (on atlas shelves)

Title: Antarctic map folio series

by American Geographical Society of New York (1964-1975)

Call Number: G3100s.A4 (on atlas shelves)

  • Vol.14: Birds of the Antarctic and Subantarctic (Petral migration shown on Plate 5)
  • Vol.18: Antarctic Mammals (Whale migration shown on plate 2)
Title: Bird migration

by National Geographic Maps, and National Geographic Society (2004)

Call Number: MAP G3201.D4 2004 .N2

Title: Great migrations; The world

by National Geographic Maps, and National Geographic Society (2010)

Call Number: MAP G3201.D4 2010 .N3

Title: Wildlife migrations of North America = Migrations de faune nord-américaine; North American land cover

by Canadian Geographic Enterprises, and Steven Fick (2009)

Call Number: MAP G3301.D4 2009 .C25

Title: National wildlife refuges

by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1996)

Call Number: MAP G3701.D5 1996 .U6

Title: Serengeti National Park : dry season

by Giovanni Tombazzi, and Hoopoe Adventure Tours Tanzania Ltd. (1996)

Call Number: MAP G8442.S4E635 1996 .T6

Title:Tarangire National Park in the wet season; Tarangire National Park in the dry season

by Giovanni Tombazzi, and Hoopoe Adventure Tours Tanzania Ltd. (1997)

Call Number: MAP G8442.T3E635 1997 .T6

Title: Atlas of the Biodiversity of California

by State of California, The Resources Agency, and The Department of Fish and Game (2003)

Call Number: QH76.5.C2A8 2003 (on atlas shelves)

 

Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm.  However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season.  To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at speccoll@ucdavis.edu or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings, Patricia Wyley, and Louis Cashatt.