Individual Species of Birds
Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia
An Identification Guide
Hardcover ISBN: 0691162662
This is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to identify the ducks, geese, and swans of North America, Europe, and Asia. With 72 stunning color plates (that include more than 920 drawings), over 650 superb photos, and in-depth descriptions, this book brings together the most current information on 84 species of Eurasian and North American waterfowl, and on more than 100 hybrids. The guide delves into taxonomy, identification features, determination of age and sex, geographic variations, measurements, voice, molt, and hybridization. In addition, the status of each species is treated with up-to-date details on distribution, population size, habitats, and life cycle. Color plates and photos are accompanied by captions and 85 distribution maps are also provided. Taken together, this is the unrivaled must-have reference for any birder with an interest in the world's waterfowl. - A guide to the 84 species of ducks, geese, and swans of Europe, Asia, and North America - 72 color plates with more than 920 illustrations of most plumages and subspecies, both in flight and standing - More than 650 color photos - Details on taxonomy, identification features, determination of age and sex, geographic variations, measurements, voice, molt, hybridization, habitat and life cycle, range and populations, and status in captivity - 85 distribution maps - Descriptions and illustrations of more than 100 hybrids regularly encountered in the wild
Wesley the Owl
The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
Compact Disc ISBN: 1400110599
Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir Marley & Me a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert Stacey O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn owl---and their astonishing and unprecedented nineteen-year life together.
North America's Most Unique Birds
Paperback ISBN: 1591937787
Stan Tekiela guides readers through the wonderful lives of North America’s most unique, unusual, and entertaining birds, with photography that captures the birds in action and text that makes for easy yet informative browsing.
Paperback ISBN: 1591937078
The splash of red on black and white, the bird’s surprising size ? few backyard guests are more striking to behold than the Pileated Woodpecker. And what else can capture a bird watcher’s attention like the drumming of a woodpecker against a tree? Learn from acclaimed naturalist Stan Tekiela what seeds and foods to provide to keep woodpeckers coming back and which feeders they prefer and why. Find out how to make your yard into a habitat they will visit, and enjoy woodpecker photographs, trivia and quick tips. This handy book is your all-in-one guide to attracting and feeding woodpeckers.
The World of Burrowing Owls
A Photographic Essay Exploring Their Behaviors & Beauty
Paperback ISBN: 1682034046
Photographer Rob Palmer has a passion for birds of prey and has traveled across the North American continent in pursuit of images that capture their amazing beauty and behaviors as the go about their lives in their natural environment. In this book, he has collected nearly two-hundred of his favorite shots of burrowing owls as they go about life in the wild. From grown owls in flight to youngsters hamming it up and exploring life beyond the nest, you