100 Birds and How They Got Their Names
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 156512281x
Provides a short history and illustrations of one hundred common and exotic birds, including the cardinal, goose, bird of paradise, and the flamingo.
Unique Images and Characteristics
Paperback ISBN: 1591932467
Award-winning author/photographer Stan Tekielaís book demonstrates why hummingbirds are among the most beloved backyard visitors. Page upon page of unique photos and fascinating details blend together to present the hummingbird like never before.
The Audubon Reader
Hardcover ISBN: 1400043697
A definitive anthology of nature writings by the great artist and ornithologist features Audubon's lively and colorful writings about the American wilderness and its plant and animal life, accompanied by excerpts from his journals, letters, and published works that include his keen profiles of wild birds, accounts of his river journeys with the Osage, and more. 15,000 first printing.
How Birds Design, Engineer, & Build
Hardcover ISBN: 069114849x
Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. Avian Architecture describes how birds design, engineer, and build their nests, deconstructing all types of nests found around the world using architectural blueprints and detailed descriptions of the construction processes and engineering techniques birds use. This spectacularly illustrated book features 300 full-color images and more than 35 case studies that profile key species worldwide. Each chapter covers a different type of nest, from tunnel nests and mound nests to floating nests, hanging nests, woven nests, and even multiple-nest avian cities. Other kinds of avian construction--such as bowers and harvest wells--are also featured. Avian Architecture includes intricate step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and insightful commentary by a leading expert. - Illustrates how birds around the world design, engineer, and build their nests - Features architectural blueprints, step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and expert commentary - Includes 300 full-color images - Covers more than 100 bird species worldwide
The Big Twitch
One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time -- a True Story about Birdwatching
Paperback ISBN: 1741145287
Sean Dooley seems like a well adjusted, functioning member of society, but beneath the respectable veneer he harbours a dark secret: he is a hard-core birdwatcher! This work shows one man's quest to realise a boyhood dream and break a national record. It is a combination of travelogue, confessional, and major ornithological achievement.
The Bird Atlas
Hardcover ISBN: 1564583279
A finely illustrated catalog--complete with authoritative descriptions, detailed pictorial maps, and color photographs--of more than three hundred species of birds, organized by continent, is packed with information on characteristics, habitat, and evolution.
The Bird Garden
Hardcover ISBN: 0789401398
Birds are the most visible and familiar form of wildlife, fascinating millions with their brilliant colors, varied songs, and entertaining behavior. By planting certain carefully selected trees and shrubs, you can create an attractive landscape that will encourage a wide variety of birds to visit your backyard, whether you have acres of land or just a small garden. The National Audubon Society's Bird Garden provides a fully illustrated guide to garden birds, and the plants that will attract them, all conveniently organized into five geographic regions. Here is complete information concerning the nest, the song, and the food preferences of 100 familiar garden birds. Descriptions and lists of more than 300 trees, shrubs, and other plants explain their growth habits and cultural preferences, their hardiness, and the birds that rely on them for food or cover. Birds are often attracted to the garden by nestboxes and platforms, feeders, dust baths, and water sources. These features are described and illustrated, with clear, concise directions for construction.