The Hidden Lives of Owls

Author: Leigh Calvez
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632170264
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this New York Times bestseller that will appeal to readers of H is for Hawk, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls. Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring the questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sightings

Author: Sam Keen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452103933
Format: PDF
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Sam Keen, the New York Times best-selling author of Fire in the Belly, has spent a lifetime reflecting on nature. In Sightings, a collection of essays, bird watching forms the basis for observations spiritual and soulful, witty and wise. He describes his childhood ramblings in the silence of the Tennessee wilderness as feeling distinctly more spiritual than the hard pews of his grandmother's church. Later in life, the presumed extinction and subsequent rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker prompts a meditation on the nature of the sacred. Blessed with moments of beauty and the insight to recognize them as such, Keen translates the marvels of nature into the language of heart and soul.

Owls of the United States and Canada

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

The Eastern Screech Owl

Author: Frederick R. Gehlbach
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603441216
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Birds Art Life

Author: Kyo Maclear
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501154206
Format: PDF
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"A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this ... meditation on creativity and life"--

Owl

Author: Paul Bannick
Publisher: Braided River
ISBN: 9781594858000
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The House of Owls

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

The Enigma of the Owl

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300222739
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses the distinct physical features of the owl and presents a look at fifty three species, describing for each, the regions of the world where they are found, their life cycle, communication abilities, nocturnal habits, and predatory behavior.--

Southern Wonder

Author: R. Scot Duncan
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817357505
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Published in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy."