The Hidden Lives of Owls

Author: Leigh Calvez
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632170264
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Hidden Lives of Owls

Author: Leigh Calvez
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632170256
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A naturalist probes the forest, mainly at night, to comprehend the secret lives of owls.

The Eastern Screech Owl

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

Wesley the Owl

Author: Stacey O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416551735
Format: PDF
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Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior.

The Complete Book of North American Owls

Author: James R. Duncan
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781607107262
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Birds in Trouble

Author: Lynn E. Barber
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623493609
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As oil was washing up on the shores of Louisiana, covering shorebirds and their nests and eggs after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Lynn Barber decided to write this book to heighten awareness, not only of the plight of bird species that are declining in numbers every year, but also of the ways in which the birds we see every day may also face the same fate. First explaining the idea of birds “in trouble”—and what that means in terms of population, conservation status, and national and international designations—the book then turns to the habitats that are important to birds, how they are affected by changes in these habitats, and what ordinary people can do to help counter those negative effects. Barber then profiles forty-two species that are in trouble in the United States, discussing the likely reasons why and what, if anything, we can do to improve their situations. Illustrated throughout with the author’s signature bird art, the book closes with a reminder about what we can do to ensure that the birds we see every day in our yards, parks, and communities will remain with us.

Hidden Life of the Desert

Author: Thomas Wiewandt
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780878425556
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Takes a photographic tour of the life cycles of the desert, where all creatures must adapt to extremes of heat and cold and the coming and going of the rains.

Owls of the World A Photographic Guide

Author: Heimo Mikkola
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147290592X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This enhanced fixed-format of the book contains crisp, fully zoomable photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls. The lavish photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. What makes this e-book indispensible, however, is the inclusion of a definitive and truly comprehensive sound archive – more than 500 songs and calls, covering 90% of all the world's species and including as much subspecific variation as possible. Optimised for tablets, this epic collection of images and sounds represent the definitive work on owls – no birder should be without it!

The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374228469
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The author reflects on his fifteen-year relationship with a tawny owl, an unlikely companionship marked by their incredulous neighbors, books, and unique care challenges.