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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,...


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...


Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

by Stacey O'Brien

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...


Birds of Hawaii

by George C. Munro

Birds of Hawaii is a concise guide to Hawaiian birdwatching.

The book is divided into three sections: "Native Birds", "Stray Variants to the Hawaiian Islands" and "Imported Birds." Each bird is identified by...


Birding Indonesia: A Birdwatcher's Guide to the World's largest Archipelago

by Paul Jepson & Rosie Ounsted

Birding Indonesia is a concise field guide to bird-watching in Indonesia

The Indonesian archipelago contains 17% of the world's bird species, of which 381 are found nowhere else on earth. Written by the world's...


Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

by Christine Ann Ribic, Frank Richard, III Thompson & Pamela Jo Pietz

Declining bird populations, especially those that breed in North American grasslands, have stimulated extensive research on factors that affect nest failure and reduced reproductive success. Until now, this...


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

by Ernst 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,...


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia: Including the Philippines and Borneo

by Morten Strange

Periplus is proud to present the very first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. Included are the birds of Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Indochina,...


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...


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...


Population Demography of Northern Spotted Owls: Published for the Cooper Ornithological Society

by Eric Forsman

The Northern Spotted Owl, a threatened species that occurs in coniferous forests in the western United States, has become a well-known environmental symbol. But how is the owl actually faring? This book contains...


Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse: Published for the Cooper Ornithological Society

by Brett K. Sandercock, Kathy Martin & Gernot Segelbacher

Grouse-an ecologically important group of birds that include capercaillie, prairie chickens, and ptarmigan-are distributed throughout the forests, grasslands, and tundra of Europe, Asia, and North America. Today,...