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Ravens in Winter

by Bernd Heinrich Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

“One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” E.O. Wilson

Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter?...


The Great Penguin Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli Free Press (October 26, 2010)

ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat...


Birdology

by Sy Montgomery Atria Books (April 06, 2010)

Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, devise different ways to hide from foxes, and mob the author like she's a rock star. In these...


Bird Conservation: Evidence for the effects of interventions

by David R. Williams, Robert G. Pople, David A. Showler & Lynn V. Dicks et al. Pelagic Publishing (March 01, 2013)

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds. The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop...


The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

by John H. Rappole Columbia University Press (June 11, 2013)

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual organisms can...


The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History

by Jolyon C. Parish Indiana University Press (December 03, 2012)

The Dodo and the Solitaire is the most comprehensive book to date about these two famously extinct birds. It contains all the known contemporary accounts and illustrations of the dodo and solitaire, covering...


Fighting for Birds: 25 years in nature conservation

by Dr. Mark Avery & Chris Packham Pelagic Publishing (July 02, 2012)

Devoted to birds and wildlife since childhood, Mark's early scientific research at Oxford, Aberdeen and the RSPB provided a solid background for his management, ambassadorial, and political lobbying activities...


Mozart's Starling

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt & Linda Henning Little, Brown & Company (April 04, 2017)

The charming story of Mozart and his pet starling, along with a natural history of the bird. A book that "sparkles with imagination, emotion, and insight." (Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus)

On...


Gulls (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 139)

by Professor John C. Coulson William Collins (April 04, 2019)

The gull is a familiar sight by the seaside, and one of the most recognisable bird species, but most people know surprisingly little about the lives and habits of these seafaring birds. John C. Coulson remedies...


A Short Philosophy of Birds

by Philippe J. Dubois & Elise Rousseau Dey Street Books (September 17, 2019)

“Brilliant, magical and engrossing–I will never see birds the same way again.”

   — Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON

Twenty-two short lessons from the...


Birding at the Bridge

by Heather Wolf The Experiment (June 14, 2016)

Bright lights, big city, and . . . birds?

The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather...


Birds of the Pacific Northwest

by John Shewey & Tim Blount Timber Press (March 08, 2017)

Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier!

Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia....


The Chicken Encyclopedia

by Gail Damerow Storey Publishing, LLC (March 01, 2012)

From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of...


The Ascent of Birds

by John Reilly Pelagic Publishing (April 16, 2018)

When and where did the ancestors of modern birds evolve? What enabled them to survive the meteoric impact that wiped out the dinosaurs? How did these early birds spread across the globe and give rise to the...


Urban Ornithology

by P. A. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse & John Kieran Comstock Publishing Associates (November 15, 2018)

Urban Ornithology is the first quantitative historical analysis of any New York City natural area’s birdlife and spans the century and a half from 1872 to 2016. Only Manhattan’s Central and Brooklyn’s...


A Saga of Sea Eagles

by John A Love Whittles Publishing (May 31, 2016)

This is a much-needed update on a pioneering reintroduction project and its much-celebrated success. It also provides essential background and a logical and objective summary of its justification and significance...


A Life of Ospreys

by Dennis Roy Whittles Publishing (November 06, 2012)

Ospreys are one of our best known and best loved birds and the name Roy Dennis is not only synonymous with the successful return of the osprey to Scotland, but is also renowned for his international work with...


Behind More Binoculars

by Keith Betton & Dr. Mark Avery Pelagic Publishing (November 06, 2017)

How and why did our most acclaimed birdwatchers take up birding? What were their early experiences of nature? How have their professional birding careers developed? What motivates them and drives their passion...


Barn Owl Conservation Handbook

by Barn Owl Trust Pelagic Publishing (June 25, 2012)

A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls...


Behind the Binoculars

by Dr. Mark Avery & Keith Betton Pelagic Publishing (July 20, 2015)

How and why did our most acclaimed birdwatchers take up birding? What were their early experiences of nature? How have their professional birding careers developed? What motivates them and drives their passion...


The Birds at My Table

by Darryl Jones Comstock Publishing Associates (March 15, 2018)

Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.

Why do people do this? Jones asks in The Birds at My Table. Does the...


Gifts of the Crow

by John Marzluff & Tony Angell Free Press (June 05, 2012)

CROWS ARE MISCHIEVOUS, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors...


Raptors

by Keith L. Bildstein Comstock Publishing Associates (May 02, 2017)

Raptors are formally classified into five families and include birds—such as eagles, ospreys, kites, true hawks, buzzards, harriers, vultures, and falcons—that are familiar and recognized by many observers....


Neotropical Birds of Prey

by David Whitacre & J. Peter Jenny Comstock Publishing Associates

Until recently, surprisingly little has been known about the biology and behavior of tropical forest raptors, including such basic aspects as diets, breeding biology, habitat requirements, and population ecology,...


Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions, Volume 1: Onshore: Potential Effects

by Martin Perrow Pelagic Publishing (May 02, 2017)

Wind farms are an essential component of global renewable energy policy and the action to limit the effects of climate change. There is, however, considerable concern over the impacts of wind farms on wildlife,...


Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions, Volume 2: Onshore: Monitoring and Mitigation

by Martin Perrow Pelagic Publishing (May 02, 2017)

Wind farms are an essential component of global renewable energy policy and the action to limit the effects of climate change. There is, however, considerable concern over the impacts of wind farms on wildlife,...


Birds of the Southwest Pacific: A Field Guide to the Birds of the Area between Samoar New Caledonia, and Micronesia

by Ernst Mayr & Mayr Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

Perfect for birdwatching enthusiasts travelling to Indonesia, this concise guide is full of interesting information.

This practical handbook, by an acknowledged authority, intended primarily for the field student,...


Penguins: Natural History and Conservation

by Pablo Garcia Borboroglu & P. Dee Boersma University of Washington Press (October 05, 2015)

Penguins, among the most delightful creatures in the world, are also among the most vulnerable. The fragile status of most penguin populations today mirrors the troubled condition of the southern oceans, as...


Warblers and Other Songbirds of North America

by Paul Sterry Harper Design (May 16, 2017)

A stunning full-color photographic field guide of 285 species of North American songbirds and warblers, captured in glorious life-sized detail and featuring concise descriptions, location maps, and useful facts...


Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks: The How and Why of Bird Names

by Ray Reedman Pelagic Publishing (August 15, 2016)

Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks uncovers the stories behind the incredible diversity of bird names, explains what many scientific names actually mean and takes a look at the history of the system by which we...


Wesley the Owl

by Stacey O'Brien Atria Books (August 19, 2008)

On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability...


Urban Peregrines

by Ed Drewitt Pelagic Publishing (May 01, 2014)

The first in-depth focus on the lives of Peregrines in towns and cities. In words and stunning photographs, Ed Drewitt reveals the latest information on Peregrine behaviour including how they are adapting to,...


Pterodroma Petrels: North Atlantic Seabirds

by Bob Flood Pelagic Birds & Birding Multimedia Identification Guides (March 03, 2015)

The second title in the well-received series North Atlantic Seabirds. Utilises the innovative new concept to seabird identification presented in 'Storm-petrels & Bulwer's Petrel, the first guide in the series,...


Storm-petrels & Bulwer's Petrel: North Atlantic Seabirds

by Bob Flood Pelagic Birds & Birding Multimedia Identification Guides (February 01, 2015)

Highly acclaimed and a classic title in its field. Innovative new concept to identification of seabirds essential to all birders. Endorsed by world leading experts Peter Harrison, Steve N. G. Howell, Killian...


Animals at the Zoo: Fun Animals We Love: Zoo Animals for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Going to the zoo is always an exciting adventure, especially for kids. There are so many animals there and most of these animals are not even local to the area. Therefore, the zoo is your child's chance to meet...


How and Why Do Birds Fly: Bird Books for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Learn about the aerodynamics in birds that once led to the creation of our modern-day aircraft. This picture book will teach you the howÕs and whyÕs of flight. With complex information broken down into bits...