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 Book of North American Owls

Author: Helen Roney Sattler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395605240
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides general information on the behavior of owls and specific information about the physical characteristics and behavior of the twenty-one North American species.

North American Owls

Author: Jim Burns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781572236820
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 United States and Canada

Author: Wayne Lynch
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801886874
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Owl

Author: Paul Bannick
Publisher: Braided River
ISBN: 9781594858000
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Owl, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick uses his intimate yet dramatic images to track four different nesting owl species--Northern Pygmy, Burrowing, Great Gray, and Snowy--throughout the course of one year and in four distinct habitats. Readers follow along at the nest as each stage in an owl's life is chronicled: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and learning independence in fall; and, finally, winter's migration, unusual irruptions, and the everyday struggle to survive.

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean

Author: Scott Weidensaul
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840039
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds -- instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Whether viewed as symbols of wisdom or bad omens, these unusual birds have had a hold on human imagination for millennia. Heard more often than seen, many owls are best identified by vocalizations; this is the only owl guide to include access to a collection of recordings. It is also the only North American owl book to include the Caribbean, covering 39 species of owls, including many little-known tropical species. With detailed information about identification, calls, habitat, nesting, and behavior, this Reference Guide has the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status. It is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color photos, and includes the most accurate color range maps ever presented, showing breeding, wintering, and migration routes. This is a definitive work, useful for serious birders and ornithologists but accessible for the non-expert.

Hawks Owls of the Great Lakes Region Eastern North America

Author: Chris G. Earley
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552978474
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Birds of prey can be particularly difficult to track for a variety of reasons: - Nocturnal behavior - Remote habitats - Migratory patterns - Swift flight speeds Hawks and Owls depicts both the subtle differences and rich diversity among these awe-inspiring birds. With crisp, clean photographs and precise identification notes, this guide makes quick and accurate classifications easier. The families of birds includes: New world vultures Osprey, kites, eagles, hawks and allies Caracara and falcons Barn and bay owls Typical owls The information on each species is concisely organized and includes the differences between male and female, seasonal and immature plumage, morphs and distinctive markings. Color pictures and range maps accompany the text. The 180 photographs from award-winning photographers show these birds in their natural environments through the seasons. Comparison pages group similar-looking birds on a single page for quick reference. Hawks and Owls is a sturdy, pocket-sized field guide that will be indispensable to naturalists, students and birders at all levels of experience, from Florida to Ontario.

Owls of North America

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

Raptors of California

Author: Pam Peeters
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520242005
Format: PDF
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"Although written for California, this book will be prized by raptor watchers from around the US for its insightful and descriptive notes on behavior and ecology and its gorgeous and accurate paintings."--Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory "This is actually two books for the price of one; the introductory chapters stand-alone as an excellent natural history of North America raptors, and the species accounts and spectacular plates make this one of the best state raptor books available."--Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund

Owls

Author: Floyd Scholz
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811710213
Format: PDF
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• The most complete collection of visual reference material on North American owls including over 700 stunning photographs of 16 species of owls • Physical features offer insight into hunting, feeding, flying, and communication Renowned carver Floyd Scholz presents the much anticipated follow-up to his best-selling Birds of Prey. In this new book, hundreds of stunning full-color photographs and useful line drawings offer detailed studies of 16 species of owls—from the tiny Elf Owl to the impressive Great Horned Owl. All are illustrated in full detail, with focus on body and wing design, plumage patterns, flight characteristics, and predatory behavior. Also includes a section on carving and painting techniques and a gallery of Floyd Scholz's finished carvings. A must-have reference for carvers, artists, ornithologists, naturalists—anyone interested in these magnificent birds.