Birds: Field Guides
Owls of the World
A Photographic Guide
2nd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1770852743
The superlative identification guide now revised with 19 additional owl species. Praise for the first edition: "[An] important book. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price." --Booklist "A spectacular book." --Library Journal, Best Reference of 2012 "A valued addition as a reference for bird enthusiasts and libraries." --Science Books and Film Owls of the World, second edition, is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. The new edition is packed with spectacular photography of 268 species of owls from all over the world -- 19 more species than the original book. Many of the photos are of highly elusive species that are very rarely caught on camera. The photos are accompanied by detailed text describing: - Identification notes - Habitat - Population status - Voice - Food - Distribution - Accurate range maps - Similar species. The photographic coverage includes plumages and subspecies which promotes differentiation between species, making this the definitive work on owl identification. Similar-looking ("confusion") species are included and owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings that assist in identification. For birders, naturalists, photographers, researchers and any fan of these birds, Owls of the World is the definitive work on species identification as well as a comprehensive encyclopedia for reference and reading.
Hawks & Owls of the Great Lakes Region & Eastern North America
Paperback ISBN: 1552978478
Birds of prey can be particularly difficult to track for a variety of reasons:- Nocturnal behavior- Remote habitats- Migratory patterns- Swift flight speeds Hawks and Owls depicts both the subtle differences and rich diversity among these awe-inspiring birds. With crisp, clean photographs and precise identification notes, this guide makes quick and accurate classifications easier. The families of birds includes: - New world vultures - Osprey, kites, eagles, hawks and allies - Caracara and falcons - Barn and bay owls - Typical owls The information on each species is concisely organized and includes the differences between male and female, seasonal and immature plumage, morphs and distinctive markings. Color pictures and range maps accompany the text. The 180 photographs from award-winning photographers show these birds in their natural environments through the seasons. Comparison pages group similar-looking birds on a single page for quick reference. Hawks and Owls is a sturdy, pocket-sized field guide that will be indispensable to naturalists, students and birders at all levels of experience, from Florida to Ontario.
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America
Paperback ISBN: 1402738749
A photographic field guide of North American birds provides color photographs of birds in their natural habitat and discusses their physical characteristics, habitats, behaviors, songs, and migration routes.
Birds Of Minnesota
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591930375
See a yellow bird; donít know what it is? No problem! This remarkable field guide features 111 bird species (only Minnesota birds!) organized by color. Full-page photos, detailed descriptions, Stanís Notes and range maps help to ensure correct I.D.
The New Birder's Guide to Birds of North America
Paperback ISBN: 054407047x
“I love this book. It is fun to read, beautifully laid out, and accompanied by exquisite illustrations. The sections called ‘Wow’ and ‘Remember’ on each page will elicit 'I never knew that!' from many readers. This is a winner for the new birder from four to one hundred and four.
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.
National Geographic Complete Birds of North America
Hardcover ISBN: 1426213735
Newly revised and updated, an authoritative guide covers every bird species found in North America as well as all the seasonal visitors, providing information on more than 1,000 species and featuring more than 4,000 annotated illustrations by expert bird artists, 815 maps and more than 150 color photos.
New & Collected Essays
Paperback ISBN: 1935639870
"Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy's safe return. For anyone familiar with D'Ambrosio's writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject - Native American whaling, a Pentecostal "hell house," Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J. D. Salinger,or, most often, his own family - D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own"--