Owls of the United States and Canada

Author: Wayne Lynch
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801886874
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In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of owls with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science. The photos alone are masterpieces--the vast majority were taken in the wild. From the great horned to the tiny elf owl, this amazing volume captures the beauty and mystery of these charismatic birds of prey.Johns Hopkins University Press

Guide to Owl Watching in North America

Author: Donald S. Heintzelman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048627344X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Superb guide by noted expert covers owl-watching equipment, owl pellets and food habits, migrations and invasions, survival adaptations, conservation and more. Detailed data about 19 native species: barn owl, screech owl, great gray owl, snowy owl, spotted owl, great horned owl, many others. Also guide to observing sites in 40 states and Canada. 84 photographs and illustrations.

Owls in the Family

Author: Farley Mowat
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551991993
Format: PDF, ePub
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Every child needs to have a pet. No one could argue with that. But what happens when your pet is an owl, and your owl is terrorizing the neighbourhood? In Farley Mowat’s exciting children’s story, a young boy’s pet menagerie – which includes crows, magpies, gophers and a dog – grows out of control with the addition of two cantankerous pet owls. The story of how Wol and Weeps turn the whole town upside down is warm, funny, and bursting with adventure and suspense.

The Complete Book of North American Owls

Author: James R. Duncan
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781607107262
Format: PDF
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Presents an introduction to North American owls, listing forty-six species and describing their physical features, hunting behavior, life cycles, territorial calls, habitats, and the human and environmental threats to their existence.

The House of Owls

Author: Tony Angell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300203446
Format: PDF, ePub
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A master naturalist offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades

North American Owls

Author: Jim Burns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781572236820
Format: PDF, ePub
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There are 19 species of owls in North America and a spectacularly-illustrated chapter is devoted to each in this intriguing natural history narrative. Author Jim Burns takes the reader on a journey of discovering owls during his travels across the United States. His two rules of owling-that owls never appear when and where they are expected, and that owls always appear when and where they are least expected-set the tone for this informative and exciting excursion into the world of owls. The essays are combined with stunning full-color images of these elusive birds, and details on each bird's habitat, range, behavior, breeding, nesting habits, calls, and migration are also included. And as these birds are so often heard and not seen, an audio CD is part of this complete owl package, showcasing the magnificent calls of these beautiful and mysterious birds.

Owls of the World A Photographic Guide

Author: Heimo Mikkola
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945611
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. In this second edition, recent changes to owl taxonomy are incorporated with full descriptions (and images) of a number of new species, plus a several new photographs to improve this book's amazing photographic coverage still further. This is the definitive work on owl identification – no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

Owls by day and night

Author: Hamilton A. Tyler
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The dedicated work of two men, Hamilton A. Tyler, the writer, & Don Phillips, illustrator & painter. This work includes 16 color plates covering all eighteen species of owls found within the United States & Canada. Each species is described in detail & the great differences in their personalities & habits explained. Tells how to find owls by day or night, & ways to identify the species.

Owls of North America

Author: Frances Backhouse
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770852327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An examination of the biology and environment of all twenty-three species of the North American owl.

The Eastern Screech Owl

Author: Frederick R. Gehlbach
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603441216
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The eastern screech owl, widespread over the eastern half of North America and noticeably tolerant of human activity, is one of America's most familiar birds. Residing naturally in wooded environs with tree cavities, this owl lives well in suburbia and can be found nesting in mailboxes, porch columns, and purple martin houses. Based on a twenty-five-year study, biologist Frederick R. Gehlbach tells the life story of the eastern screech owl, focusing on case studies of suburban and rural study plots in Central Texas. This is the first thorough study of major life-history, behavioral, and ecological features of the species. Indeed, it is the first concurrent, comparative study of an urban and a rural population of any New World animal. Told in a personal voice, the story of these birds will interest all who have not lost touch with their ancestral world. However, Gehlbach has also included quantitative data and analysis of interest to ecologists, wildlife biologists, and ornithologists. Photographs (including color shots of the gray and rufous phases), figures, and tables provide further detail. Gehlbach's investigations have been those of not only an academic ecologist, but a suburbanite curious about his natural surroundings. The result is a model of research on species population dynamics and adaptation, yielding an emerging picture of what the eastern screech owl needs for successful coexistence with human neighbors.