Birds We See


Author: C. E. Llewellyn
Publisher: Birds We See in Baja Califor
ISBN: 1462875017
Category:
Page: 104
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This book is a photographic journey of the Birds We See in the estuaries, arroyos and seashores of Los Cabos and the East Cape region of Baja. It contains more than 185 original photographs of some of the many birds that live here or stop over during annual migrations.

Birds We See in Hawaii


Author: Ruddy F. Tong
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 94
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Birds of Connecticut Field Guide


Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 9781885061935
Category: Nature
Page: 316
View: 2974
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Make bird watching in Connecticut even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Connecticut. This book features 120 species of Connecticut birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

What the Robin Knows

How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
Author: Jon Young
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547451253
Category: Nature
Page: 241
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Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings and messages. 35,000 first printing.

Birds of Ohio


Author: James S. McCormac,Gregory Kennedy,Jim McCormac
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
ISBN: 9781551053929
Category: Nature
Page: 360
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An outstanding field guide that features 342 of the state's most abundant or notable bird species. Each account includes an accurate, full-color illustration and a range map, as well as detailed information on habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, similar s

Florida's Birds

A Field Guide and Reference
Author: David S. Maehr,Herbert W. Kale, II
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643356
Category: Nature
Page: 359
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This illustrated guide to Florida's birds includes full-color illustrations and detailed descriptions of each species, and covers such topics as exotic and endangered species; bird conservation and study; finding, attracting, and feeding birds, bird problems, and the care of sick and injured birds.

Birds in Trouble


Author: Lynn E. Barber
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623493609
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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As oil was washing up on the shores of Louisiana, covering shorebirds and their nests and eggs after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Lynn Barber decided to write this book to heighten awareness, not only of the plight of bird species that are declining in numbers every year, but also of the ways in which the birds we see every day may also face the same fate. First explaining the idea of birds “in trouble”—and what that means in terms of population, conservation status, and national and international designations—the book then turns to the habitats that are important to birds, how they are affected by changes in these habitats, and what ordinary people can do to help counter those negative effects. Barber then profiles forty-two species that are in trouble in the United States, discussing the likely reasons why and what, if anything, we can do to improve their situations. Illustrated throughout with the author’s signature bird art, the book closes with a reminder about what we can do to ensure that the birds we see every day in our yards, parks, and communities will remain with us.

Birds of Botswana


Author: Peter Hancock,Ingrid Weiersbye
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874173
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana's stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana, provides helpful tips on where and when to see key species, and depicts special races and morphs specific to Botswana. This is the first birding guide written by a Botswana-based ornithologist and the only one dedicated specifically to Botswana. Portable and easy to use, Birds of Botswana is the essential travel companion for anyone visiting this remarkable country. Covers all 597 species of birds found in Botswana, including subspecies and color variants specific to Botswana Features more than 1,200 color illustrations—with more than one illustration for species where the sexes and ages differ Includes detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and color distribution maps Draws on the latest bird data and the expertise of leading birders in Botswana

Birds of Oregon Field Guide


Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 9781885061317
Category: Nature
Page: 328
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Make bird watching in Oregon even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Oregon. This book features 130 species of Oregon birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Birds of the Carolinas


Author: Eloise F. Potter,James F. Parnell,Robert P. Teulings,Ricky Davis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469625652
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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The well-loved standard reference for bird-watchers and nature lovers in North Carolina and South Carolina, Birds of the Carolinas collects information on all avian species known to have occurred in the region since 1900. This thoroughly revised second edition describes more than 460 individual species, including more than 60 new species that have been recorded since the publication of the first edition in 1980. Updated entries for all species reflect the current status of bird life as well as major changes in taxonomy and nomenclature. Each species account indicates when and where the bird is most likely to be found in the Carolinas, its nesting habits, feeding habits, and descriptive information useful in identifying the species. Generously illustrated with 350 color photographs, this comprehensive guide to regional birds and their behavior will quickly earn a prominent place on the bookshelf of every bird-watcher in the Carolinas.

Birds of Arizona Field Guide


Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 9781591930150
Category: Nature
Page: 366
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Make bird watching in Arizona even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Arizona. This book features 145 species of Arizona birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Birds of Florida


Author: Bill Pranty,Gregory Kennedy,Kurt A. Radamaker
Publisher: Lone Pine International
ISBN: 9789768200068
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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324 species of birds are grouped and color coded for quick identification, with a 12 page comparative reference guide at the beginning of the book.

Good Birders Don't Wear White

50 Tips From North America's Top Birders
Author: David Sibley,Tim Gallagher,Kenn Kaufman,Don Stokes,Lillian Stokes,Bill Thompson,Scott Weidensaul,Julie Zickefoose
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547344850
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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David Sibley, Don and Lillian Stokes, and many more share their inside tips—and witty observations—on the birding life. The biggest names in birding dispense advice to birders of every level—on topics ranging from feeding birds and cleaning binoculars to pishing and pelagic birding—in these lighthearted essays accompanied by illustrations. Whether satirizing bird snobs or relating the traditions and taboos of the birding culture, this collection of wisdom is as chock-full of helpful information as it is entertaining. “The book is a delight to read and will generate new enthusiasm for the hobby. The 25 black-and-white line drawings are hilarious.” —Booklist

Birds of Ohio

Field Guide
Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 9781591930600
Category: Nature
Page: 273
View: 8635
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Make bird watching in Ohio even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Ohio. This book features 111 species of Ohio birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?


Author: Frans de Waal
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246191
Category: Science
Page: 320
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A New York Times Bestseller From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic. What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future—all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools; elephants that classify humans by age, gender, and language; or Ayumu, the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame. Based on research involving crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and of course chimpanzees and bonobos, Frans de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence. He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we’ve underestimated their abilities for too long. People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours? Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you’re less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns? Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat? De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal’s landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal—and human—intelligence.

Look Up!

Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard
Author: Annette Cate
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763645613
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 51
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Explains how to identify various birds by color, shape, behavior, birdcall, and other characteristics.

A Catalog of Birds


Author: Laura Harrington
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609454049
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Billy Flynn always wanted to fly. An attractive young man, a patriot, he is also an artist with pencil and paint and has an abiding affinity for nature. It’s 1970 and he cannot resist the call to serve in Vietnam. A year later he is the only survivor when his helicopter is shot down. A wounded Billy returns home to his family in upstate New York, especially to Nell, his adoring younger sister. In his absence, the woman he loves has mysteriously disappeared. His wounds have crippled his ability to even hold a pencil and his hearing loss has cut him off from the natural world. Nell, a brilliant student headed for a career in science, will do all that’s possible to save him. A Catalog of Birds is the story of a family and a community confronted with a loss of innocence and wounds that may never heal. The legacy of war and its destruction of nature is seared onto the memories of a small American town. Laura Harrington has written a tale of forgiveness, of ourselves, and those we love. Illuminated by heartbreak and promise, the novel is alive with spirit and wonder and hope for the future.

Taking Flight

A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America
Author: Michael Edmonds
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870208373
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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A dynamic account of ornithological history in America’s heartland. Today, more than fifty million Americans traipse through wetlands at dawn, endure clouds of mosquitoes, and brave freezing autumn winds just to catch a glimpse of a bird. The human desire to connect with winged creatures defies age and generation. In the Midwest, humans and birds have lived together for more than twelve thousand years. Taking Flight explores how and why people have worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, eaten, and protected the birds that surrounded them. Author and birder Michael Edmonds has combed archaeological reports, missionaries’ journals, travelers’ letters, early scientific treatises, the memoirs of American Indian elders, and the folklore of hunters, farmers, and formerly enslaved people throughout the Midwest to reveal how our ancestors thought about the very same birds we see today. Whether you’re a casual bird-watcher, a hard-core life-lister, or simply someone who loves the outdoors, you’ll look at birds differently after reading this book.

A Supremely Bad Idea

Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All
Author: Luke Dempsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608196682
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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It began with a weekend house; then weekend trips. Then the occasional meeting rearranged in favor of a morning in Central Park, just while the spring migration was on. Before Luke Dempsey knew it, he had spiraled down into full-on birding mania - finding himself riding along with two like-minded maniacs in a series of disreputable rental cars and even nastier motel rooms, charging madly around the country in search of its rarest and most beautiful birds. A Supremely Bad Idea is the story of that search, and those birds, and those maniacs, and that country, and (to a much lesser extent) those rental cars. In Texas, the three obsessives go in search of the deeply endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, which lives on the side of a hill near a waterfall; in Michigan, they see the pretty-much-extinct Kirtland's Warbler, which insists on short pine trees for nesting and lots of "quiet, please"; in Arizona, they see the very private Elegant Trogon after a very public fight with a birding guide. Along the way, Dempsey narrates an amazing sequence of encounters with nature and humanity, including a man building a 40-foot ark in his Seattle backyard; a beautiful woman who shows him how to kill 4,000 Cowbirds a year; a coyote (and his human smuggler) on the Rio Grande; and everywhere, these incandescent birds flitting across the range of his binoculars, and his heart. With the casual erudition of a Bill Bryson and the comic timing of a British David Sedaris, Dempsey demonstrates why so many millions of birders care so much about birds - and why, perhaps, the rest of us should, too.