A Unique Collection of 1000 Species in Exquisitely Detailed Paintings
Hardcover ISBN: 0785835768
1000 Birds celebrates the bird kingdom in all its lovely variety through 1,000 detailed illustrations by some of the world's leading ornithological artists, the rich and beautiful diversity of the world's bird kingdom is revealed. Featuring representatives of each of the 176 bird families, this uniquely curated collection provides a lovely complete picture of the avian world. Vital statistics are provided for each species, including range, habitat, and size. Also accompanying the artwork is a brief introduction to the bird illustrated, highlighting distinctive features and characteristic behavior. Carefully researched and compiled by a team of specialist consultants, authors, and artists 1000 Birds is both an authoritative reference and a delight to look at. Each bird included in this book has a detailed illustration and is identified. Find out where the different species of birds live and how they live together. This details included in this book are a breathtaking glimpse into the beauty of the world's birds through illustration, identification and a delicate layout of some of the most exquisite, along with some of the more common, birds. 1000 Birds is essential reading for the serious birdwatcher and amateur enthusiast alike, and each will enjoy this book immensely.
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.
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0756665884
Birds of North America is the ultimate family reference on the birds of the United States and Canada, in an accessible format that is perfect for field use. Written by a team of more than 30 birders and ornithologists, each an expert on certain species or family bird groups,Birds of North America brings a whole new level of expertise to the birder's library, all in one category-killing volume. Information on behavior, nesting, and habitat, omitted from many field guides, is included throughout, while books on behavior don't include the wealth of identification information, in as accessible a format, as does this book.
The Atlas of Bird Migration
Tracing the Great Journeys of the World's Birds
Paperback ISBN: 1554079713
"The photos and illustrations in this large volume are so beautiful that one is tempted to skim the text. ... That, however, would be a mistake: while brief, the text provides all the information readers need to understand the how, why and where of bird migration." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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.