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Bird Conservation: Evidence for the effects of interventions

by David R. Williams, Robert G. Pople, David A. Showler & Lynn V. Dicks et al.

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 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...


Fighting for Birds: 25 years in nature conservation

by Dr. Mark Avery & Chris Packham

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...


A Short Philosophy of Birds

by Philippe J. Dubois & Elise Rousseau

“This little book does a beautiful job of inspiring awe for the capacities of birds and applying lessons from their lives to the struggles of humanity”

   — Wall Street Journal

“Brilliant, magical and...


The Ascent of Birds

by John Reilly

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

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

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

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...


Far from Land

by Michael Brooke & Bruce Pearson

Seabirds evoke the spirit of the earth's wildest places. They spend large portions of their lives at sea, often far from land, and nest on beautiful and remote islands that humans rarely visit. Thanks to the...


Behind More Binoculars

by Keith Betton & Dr. Mark Avery

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

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

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

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...


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 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,...


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,...


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

by Ernst Mayr & Mayr

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

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...


Bird Neighbors - An Introductory Acquaintance with One Hundred and Fifty Birds Commonly Found in the Gardens, Meadows, and Woods About Our Homes

by Neltje Blanchan & John Burroughs

First published in 1897, "Bird Neighbors" was nature writer Neltje Blanchan's first major work, combining hard science and personal experience in a profusely-illustrated and accessible volume. Upon publication,...