Individual Species of Birds
Call of the Loon
Call of the Loon
Paperback      ISBN: 1559714581
Living With a Cockatiel
Living With a Cockatiel
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764159569
The newest photo-filled title in BarronÂ’s Living With a Pet series was written especially for prospective cockatiel owners who are looking for detailed information about the needs and traits of this fascinating bird. Originally native to Australia, cockatiels are members of the parrot family. Wild cockatiels tend to be smaller than birds bred in captivity. Given proper care the cockatiel thrives and readily breeds in captivity. This book offers advice on choosing one or more good specimens, setting up the birdÂ’s home with proper fixtures and fittings, acclimating the bird to its new home, indoors or in an outdoor aviary, correct feeding, bathing, wing clipping, beak and nail trimming, observing and understanding cockatiel behavior, house training, voice training, dealing with problem behavior, breeding, exhibiting cockatiels in shows, and health care.
Mallards, a Pictorial Study
Mallards, a Pictorial Study
Paperback      ISBN: 0887401163
Return of the Eagle: How America Saved Its National Symbol
Return of the Eagle
How America Saved Its National Symbol
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0762747900
This is the story of how a nation reversed a “silent spring” and saved the bald eagle from extinction. This bird of prey was declared the national symbol in 1782 but, by the 1960s, pollution and development had wiped out all but a few dozen. Grassroots movements started, the American consciousness was raised to all environmental threats, and federal laws were passed to keep the eagle population alive. This stunning book of full-color photographs and touching stories chronicles this inspiring success story with awe-inspiring shots of eagles in flight. There is also a one-of-a-kind directory to more than 150 areas in the nation where eagles are likely to be seen in the wild, soaring once again against the blue skies of freedom. This book is a monument to the efforts that combined animal instinct for survival with the power of the human spirit to change the world.
The Wood Duck and the Mandarin: The Northern Wood Ducks
The Wood Duck and the Mandarin
The Northern Wood Ducks
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520208129
This is a story of conservation told through the natural histories of two of the world's most fascinating birds, the Wood Duck of North America and the Mandarin of Asia. The only two species in their genus (Aix), these Northern Wood Ducks are native to different continents but have long been kept together in captivity. Now, for the first time in history, they are also flying side by side in the wild in a small area of northern California. This rare circumstance has given Lawton L. Shurtleff and Christopher Savage the opportunity to observe the Northern Wood Ducks' close relationship and is the starting point of this informative and beautifully rendered book. The opening chapters tell how the Wood Duck and the Mandarin came to inhabit the Pacific Flyway and explain their extraordinary similarities. Subsequent chapters discuss the distinctive histories of the two species and describe the birds throughout the seasons in their native flyways. The Mandarins' place in Asian art and literature is the subject of Chapter Five. The final chapter illuminates the successful work done to protect the North American Wood Duck, which has made a remarkable recovery from near extinction, and the beginning efforts to protect the Mandarin, whose existence in East Asia is seriously threatened. Stunning full-color photographs by renowned wildlife photographers, along with photographs by the authors, capture the exquisite beauty of these much revered birds. Detailed maps show the Wood Ducks' territory in North America and the Mandarins' territory in East Asia and Great Britain. Three appendices--plans for building nestboxes, instructions for banding birds, and lists of books and conservation organizations--and a thorough index are valuable resources in a book that will delight bird-lovers and general readers alike. This is a story of conservation told through the natural histories of two of the world's most fascinating birds, the Wood Duck of North America and the Mandarin of Asia. The only two species in their genus (Aix), these Northern Wood Ducks are native to different continents but have long been kept together in captivity. Now, for the first time in history, they are also flying side by side in the wild in a small area of northern California. This rare circumstance has given Lawton L. Shurtleff and Christopher Savage the opportunity to observe the Northern Wood Ducks' close relationship and is the starting point of this informative and beautifully rendered book. The opening chapters tell how the Wood Duck and the Mandarin came to inhabit the Pacific Flyway and explain their extraordinary similarities. Subsequent chapters discuss the distinctive histories of the two species and describe the birds throughout the seasons in their native flyways. The Mandarins' place in Asian art and literature is the subject of Chapter Five. The final chapter illuminates the successful work done to protect the North American Wood Duck, which has made a remarkable recovery from near extinction, and the beginning efforts to protect the Mandarin, whose existence in East Asia is seriously threatened. Stunning full-color photographs by renowned wildlife photographers, along with photographs by the authors, capture the exquisite beauty of these much revered birds. Detailed maps show the Wood Ducks' territory in North America and the Mandarins' territory in East Asia and Great Britain. Three appendices--plans for building nestboxes, instructions for banding birds, and lists of books and conservation organizations--and a thorough index are valuable resources in a book that will delight bird-lovers and general readers alike.
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270
Paperback      ISBN: 1937541460
An artist
Adaptive Strategies and Population Ecology of Northern Grouse
Adaptive Strategies and Population Ecology of Northern Grouse
Paperback      ISBN: 0816614717
Adaptive Strategies and Population Ecology of Northern Grouse
Adaptive Strategies and Population Ecology of Northern Grouse
Paperback      ISBN: 0816614709
This book is at once a major reference to the species of grouse that inhabit North America and the Holarctic and a synthesis of all the available data on their ecology, sociobiology, population dynamics, and management. The book undertakes to answer two long-standing questions in population ecology: what actually regulates the numbers within a population, and what are the breeding and survival strategies evolved in this northern environment? For Volume I, editors Arthur T. Bergerud and Michael W. Gratson have drawn together their own work and that of colleagues in North America, Iceland, and Norway - in all, eleven research studies, averaging six years’ duration, on eight species of grouse. These studies deal with the blue and ruffed grouse of the forest habitat; the sharp-tailed grouse, prairie chicken, and sage grouse of the prairie or steppe; and the white-tailed, rick, and willow ptarmigan found in alpine and arctic tundras. The authors describe the rich repertoire of behavior patterns developed by the hen and the cock to achieve their two primary objectives - first, to stay alive, and then to breed. Volume II, primarily the work of Bergerud, synthesizes the evidence in Volume I and in the grouse research literature from a theoretical perspective. Several potentially controversial sociobiological hypotheses are advanced to account for flocking behavior, migration, dispersal, roosting and feeding behavior, mate choice and mating systems. The demographic analysis provides new insights into cycles of abundance, the limitation of numbers, and the demographic factors that determine densities. The contributors, besides Bergerud and Gratson: R. C. Davies, A. Gardarson, J. E. Hartzler, R. A. Huempfner, D. A. Jenni, D. H. Mossop, S. Myrberget, R. E. Page, R. K. Schmidt, W. D. Svedarsky, and J. R. Tester.
Alaska's Magnificent Eagles
Alaska's Magnificent Eagles
Paperback      ISBN: 1566610397
Albatrosses
Albatrosses
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300087411