Birds of Prey

Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America

Author: Pete Dunne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544018478

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1003

A visually stunning, comprehensive resource on North America’s birds of prey

The Wind Masters

The Lives of North American Birds of Prey

Author: Pete Dunne,David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618340729

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 8676

The director of New Jersey's Cape May Bird Observatory takes readers inside the minds of hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, and North America's other birds of prey, exploring the behavior of each from a bird's eye's view. Reprint.

Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America

Author: Donald S. Heintzelman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813533506

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 8830

Describes the habitat, distribution, food sources, nesting cycle, behavior, and migration of hawks and owls found in the Eastern United States and Canada.

Hawks & Owls of the Great Lakes Region & Eastern North America

Author: Chris G. Earley

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978474

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 1192

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.

A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors

Author: Brian K. Wheeler,William S. Clark

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780127455303

Category: Nature

Page: 198

View: 5136

In this authoritative reference, two of the world's top experts on raptors provide an essential guide to the variations in the species, allowing for easier recognition of key identification points. All the distinguishing marks described have been exhaustively tested in a wide range of field conditions. 365 photos.

Raptors of New Mexico

Author: Jean-Luc E. Cartron

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826341470

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 3424

No book has ever before specifically focused on the birds of prey of New Mexico. Both Florence Bailey (1928) and J. Stokley Ligon (1961) published volumes on the birds of New Mexico, but their coverage of raptors was somewhat limited. In the ensuing years a great deal of new information has been collected on these mighty hunters' distribution, ecology, and conservation, including in New Mexico. The book begins with a history of the word "raptor." The order of Raptatores, or Raptores, was first used to classify birds of prey in the early nineteenth century, derived from the Latin word raptor, one who seizes by force. The text then includes the writings of thirty-seven contributing authors who relate their observations on these regal species. For example, Joe Truett recounts the following in the chapter on the Swainson's Hawk: "From spring to fall each year at the Jornada Caves in the Jornada del Muerto, Swainson's hawks assemble daily to catch bats. The bats exit the caves--actually lava tubes--near sundown. The hawks swoop in, snatch bats from the air, and eat them on the wing." Originally from France, Jean-Luc Cartron has lived and worked on several continents, finding his passion in the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. He became fascinated by the birds of prey and has studied their ecology and conservation for nearly twenty years. Raptors of New Mexico will provide readers with a comprehensive treatment of all hawks, eagles, kites, vultures, falcons, and owls breeding or wintering in New Mexico, or simply migrating through the state. This landmark study is also beautifully illustrated with more than six hundred photographs, including the work of more than one hundred photographers, and more than twenty species distribution maps.

Raptors of California

Author: Pam Peeters

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242005

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 4354

"Although written for California, this book will be prized by raptor watchers from around the US for its insightful and descriptive notes on behavior and ecology and its gorgeous and accurate paintings."--Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory "This is actually two books for the price of one; the introductory chapters stand-alone as an excellent natural history of North America raptors, and the species accounts and spectacular plates make this one of the best state raptor books available."--Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund

Hawk Ridge

Minnesota's Birds of Prey

Author: Laura Erickson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816681198

Category: Nature

Page: 91

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Was Caesar like the eagle because of his aquiline (from aquila, for “eagle” in Latin) nose, or does the eagle seem imperial because of his Caesar-like beak? Does the sharp vision of a “hawk-eyed” observer have any basis in nature? And what the heck is “kettling” to a bird-watcher, or, for that matter, a bird? Raptors have captured the imagination from time immemorial and have an especially rich history in Minnesota. The ancient peoples whose pictographs adorn the rock faces of Lake Superior's North Shore may well have witnessed the first hawk movements along Lake Superior—the same annual migration that today draws as many as twenty thousand people to Duluth's Hawk Ridge. These birds, passing through in astounding numbers, are among the hawks and accipiters, buteos and harriers, eagles and ospreys pictured and profiled in detail in this book. Written by one of Minnesota's best-known bird authorities, with images by one of the state's favorite illustrators, Hawk Ridge is as fun as it is informative. It introduces the state's raptors, from the rare visitor to the most familiar hawk, noting each species' signature traits—osprey wings, for instance, are crooked to help them catch fish; vultures urinate on their legs to cool themselves—and their nesting, breeding, and migrating habits. Did you know that Sharp-shinned Hawks banded at Hawk Ridge have been found throughout Central America and even into South America, and also, in midwinter, in Wisconsin? Laura Erickson offers a broad perspective (a bird's-eye view!), making sense of the raptor's role in the larger ornithological scheme. With descriptions of various species—and helpful distinctions between species, families, and orders—the book gives readers a clear idea of which raptors might be seen in Minnesota, when, where, and how often. It also includes a hawk migration primer that explains the movements that bring these birds in such awe-inspiring numbers to places like Hawk Ridge. Filled with curious facts and practical information for expert and amateur bird-watcher alike, the book is at once a guide to the hawks of Minnesota and a beautifully illustrated album of the most regal members of the avian kingdom.


North American Birds of Prey

Author: Millie Miller,Cyndi Nelson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555660352

Category: Nature

Page: 40

View: 9136

Reminiscent of nineteenth-century botanical prints, the full-color illustrations in these small nature guides are miniature watercolors, as delightful to look at as they are accurate. Beneath each illustration the reader will find the popular and scientific names, size, range, and a concise description of the habitat or an interesting bit of lore. Ideal for the backpacker or dayhiker, the books fit handily in the pocket.This guide presents hawks, falcons, ospreys, eagles, kites, owls, and vultures. Lethal talons, hooked beaks, and exceptional eyesight are all common to these majestic predators.

Birds of Prey

Author: Laura Evert,Wayne Lynch,Sherry Neidigh

Publisher: Northword Press

ISBN: 9781559719254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 8461

Details the natural history, life cycle, physical characteristics, habitat, and diet of birds of prey throughout the world.

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 2178

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Life histories of North American birds of prey

Author: Arthur Cleveland Bent

Publisher: Dover Pubns


Category: Nature

Page: 425

View: 2665

Photographs depicting nesting habits accompany descriptions of more than one hundred subspecies of hawks, eagles, falcons, buzzards, condors, and owls.

Birds of Prey of the South Field Guide

Author: Stan Tekiela

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591933816

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 994

Identifying birds of prey is easier than ever! This field guide features Southern birds of prey only - all of the hawks, eagles, falcons, kites, vultures and owls found in the South. Organized for efficient use, the book offers fact-filled information that's accessible for beginners but informative for more experienced birders. Stunning photos, naturalist information, interesting gee-whiz facts and a Quick-Compare section help to make watching raptors more enjoyable, informative and productive.

Identifying Birds of Prey

Quick Reference Guide for Eastern North America

Author: Laura Erickson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811763951

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 2737

An engaging quick-reference guide to the basics of identifying hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and kites in flight.

Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of South American Wild Animals

Author: Murray Fowler,Zalmir S. Cubas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376767

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 9969

Biology, Medicine and Surgery of South American Wild Animals examines the medicine and treatment of animals specific to South America. It discusses topics dealing with diseases and biology topics. In addition, the animals studied are broken down into family and genus, using both English and Spanish names. The book is liberally illustrated and contains references for further reading as well as the contributions of regional experts on the animals covered.