Bird Feathers

Author: S. David Scott
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811742177
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species.

Bird Tracks Sign

Author: Mark Elbroch
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811726962
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, birds of prey Dozens of feather groups photographed in color A sighting in the field is just one way birders can identify bird species. Observant nature-lovers can discover what birds are where by examining tracks, trails, and a variety of bird sign: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This fully illustrated guide--the first of its kind for North American birds--presents thorough and straightforward instruction for identifying bird families or individual species by careful examination of the unique sign they leave behind. It also offers keys to the birds' behavior in the wild.

Naturally Curious Day by Day

Author: Mary Holland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765598
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.

Urban Peregrines

Author: Ed Drewitt
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907807845
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Peregrine, the fastest bird in the world, has made a remarkable recovery over the past 30 years. As the species re-establishes itself around the world it is becoming a familiar sight in towns and cities. This beautifully illustrated book is the first in-depth focus on the lives of Peregrines in towns and cities. In words and stunning photographs, Ed Drewitt reveals the latest information on Peregrine behaviour including how they are adapting to, and taking advantage of, the urban environment. The book is also a how-to-guide, with information on finding peregrines, studying their diet, ringing individuals for research, putting up nest boxes and enabling people to learn more about them through public viewing points or web cameras. Ed also discusses what makes a Peregrine urban, their contemporary relationship with people, and helps dispel some myths and reveal some truths about this agile predator.

The Feather Quest

Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395927908
Format: PDF, Docs
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A diary of a birder's ideal year follows the author and his wife on their birding trips to the Arctic, the Everglades, the Northeast, the Southwest, and Canada

Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds

Author: Steve N.G. Howell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054748769X
Format: PDF, Docs
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To most observers, molt seems an overwhelming subject. But birders use many aspects of molt more than they realize—to distinguish juvenile birds from adults, to pick out an individual hummingbird from among dozens visiting a feeder, and much more. And for those whose interest goes beyond simply identifying birds, questions such as What triggers molt to start? How fast do feathers grow? and How long do they last? offer a fascinating window into the lives of birds. Put plainly, molt relates in some way to everything a bird does, including where it lives, what it eats, and how far it migrates. Here, for the first time, molt is presented for the nonscientist. Molt is very orderly and built on only four underlying strategies: simple basic, complex basic, simple alternate, and complex alternate. This book clearly lays out these strategies, relates them to aspects of life history, such as habitat and migration, and makes this important subject accessible.

Lives of North American Birds

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618159888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.

The Eastman Guide to Birds

Author: John Eastman
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081174552X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Available for the first time in an electronic format, this volume contains three classic guides to birds: Birds of Forest, Yard, and Thicket; Birds of Lake, Pond, and Marsh; and Birds of Field and Shore. These books pick up where the typical field guide leaves off, covering each species close relatives, typical behaviors through the year, and place in the local ecology. Readers will learn how the 151 birds covered in these guides nest, mate, feed, and migrate, and when and where to observe them. Exquisite line illustrations instruct and delight.