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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...


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 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...


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...


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...


Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology

by Henry McGhie

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838-1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is largely based on unpublished correspondence...


Canary Breeding and Management for Amateurs with Twelve Illustrations

by Jerome

"Canary Breeding and Management for Amateurs" is a novice-friendly and profusely-illustrated handbook on keeping canaries, with chapters on everything you might need to know from the construction of cages and...


The Science of Birdnesting

by H. T. Gosnell

First published in 1947, "The Science of Bird nesting" is a comprehensive guide to the wild birds of England, with ornithological notes and hints on nest finding. There are descriptions for each bird treated,...


The Baby Bird and Its Problems

by W. Bickerton

First published in 1927, "The Baby Bird and Its Problems" is a vintage treatise on young birds with a special focus on their early development and common ailments. The author combined the simple observations...


Guide to the Gallery of Birds in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History).

by Sidney F. Harmer

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to the birds exhibited at the Department of Zoology in the British Museum in 1910. With detailed descriptions of habitat, natural history, anatomy, and more,...


Jungle Folk - Indian Natural History Sketches

by Douglas Dewar

This vintage book contains a fascinating and comprehensive guide to the various birds that can be found in India, covering mynas, babblers, cuckoos, herons, wagtails, and many, many more. With detailed descriptions...