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Ravens in Winter

by Bernd Heinrich

“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?...


Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

by John M. Marzluff & Jack DeLap

Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures,...


Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide

by Iain Campbell, Sam Woods, Nick Leseberg & Geoff Jones

Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants...


Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors

by Jerry Liguori & Pete Dunne

The ultimate must-have guide for identifying migrant raptors, Hawks at a Distance is the first volume to focus on distant raptors as they are truly seen in the field. Jerry Liguori, a leading expert on North...


The Double-crested Cormorant

by Linda R. Wires

The double-crested cormorant, found only in North America, is an iridescent black waterbird superbly adapted to catch fish. It belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around...


The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli

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

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...


Avian Immunology

by Karel A. Schat, Bernd Kaspers & Pete Kaiser

The second edition of Avian Immunology provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge of avian immunology. From the ontogeny of the avian immune system to practical application in vaccinology, the...


Gulls: A Social History

by Frank Graham

This is the story of those marvelously adaptable birds—the gulls—and the most destructive of animals: man.

 

Over the past 150 years man’s actions have thrown some species of gulls totally out of context...


The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

by John H. Rappole

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...


Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

by Steve Knick & John W. Connelly

Admired for its elaborate breeding displays and treasured as a game bird, the Greater Sage-Grouse is a charismatic symbol of the broad open spaces in western North America. Unfortunately these birds have declined...


Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

by John Marzluff & Tony Angell

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...


Recent Advances of Avian Endocrinology: Satellite Symposium of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 198

by G. Pethes, P. Péczely & P. Rudas

Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 33: Recent Advances of Avian Endocrinology covers the proceedings of the satellite symposium on the Recent Advances in Avian Endocrinology that is held in conjunction...


Raptors

by Keith L. Bildstein

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 F Whitacre & J. Peter Jenny

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,...


Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast

by Rich Stallcup & Jules Evens

The Northern California coast--from Monterey County to the Oregon border--is home to some of the richest avian habitats on the North American continent. Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast...


The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History

by Jolyon C. Parish

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...


The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future

by Jim Robbins

A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful—and surprising—ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet

Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship...


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

by Martin Perrow

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

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,...