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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,...


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 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...


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...


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...


Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

by Christine Ann Ribic, Frank Richard Thompson Iii & 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...


Emerging Avian Disease: Published for the Cooper Ornithological Society

by Ellen Paul

In this volume, new human disease pandemics, arising from animals stimulated by ongoing environmental change, demonstrate the value of ornithological research into avian diseases. A group of 29 researchers addresses...


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...


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,...


Emerging Avian Disease: Published for the Cooper Ornithological Society

by Ellen Paul

In this volume, new human disease pandemics, arising from animals stimulated by ongoing environmental change, demonstrate the value of ornithological research into avian diseases. A group of 29 researchers addresses...


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...


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,...