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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & the Maldives

by Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey & Otto Pfister Periplus Editions (November 04, 2014)

Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This ebook offers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color...


Aloft

by Stephen Bodio & Sy Montgomery Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

The humble pigeon is anything but common" to those who know the true nature of these birds. This bird is so enamored by some that, for over six thousand years, people have devoted themselves to the art of pigeon...


Birds

by Herbert S. Zim, Ira N. Gabrielson, James Gordon Irving & Chandler S. Robbins Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (February 24, 2014)

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press will help you identify--quickly and easily--the birds you are most likely to see. It tells you:

What to look for

Where and...


Bird Life

by Stephen W. Kress & John D. Dawson Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (February 24, 2014)

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Bird Life by Stephen W. Kress is a full-color, authoritative look at the behavior and biology of birds, packed with information on:

- How birds fly, migrate, nest,...


Birds of North America

by Chandler S. Robbins, Bertel Bruun, Herbert S. Zim & Arthur Singer Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (January 31, 2014)

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from...


Birdhouses and Feeders

by G. Barquest, S. Craven & R. Ellarson Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions show how to build 30 homes and feeders for our feathered and furry friends. Includes structures for wrens, bluebirds, owls, robins, squirrels, titmice, more....


Making Birdhouses: Easy and Advanced Projects

by Gladstone Califf & Leon H. Baxter Dover Publications (May 01, 2012)

Easy-to-follow instructions include diagrams for everything from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. 56 plates; 4 figures.


The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers

by Scott D. Campbell Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Detailed instructions, illustrations, tables for 7 design projects. Also data on bird habitat and instinct patterns. Bibliography. 3 tables. 63 illustrations in 15 figures.


Birdology

by Sy Montgomery Atria Books (April 06, 2010)

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 these...


Birder's Guide to Pennsylvania

by Paula Ford Taylor Trade Publishing (February 01, 1995)

This book takes the reader to almost 200 parks, refuges, and hot spots for migratory and resident birds throughout Pennsylvania. Details on 7 geographical regions include 34 maps make this the most comprehensive...


Hummingbirds

by Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor & Sheri L. Williamson Harper Design (May 28, 2014)

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.

This is the first book to profile all 338 known species,...


Condor

by John Nielsen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The California condor

has been described as a bird

"with one wing in the grave."

Flying on wings nearly ten feet wide from tip to tip, these birds thrived on the carcasses of animals like woolly mammoths. Then,...


The Geese of Beaver Bog

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

When award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich became the unwitting -- but doting -- foster parent of an adorable gosling named Peep, he was drawn into her world. And so, with a scientist's training...


Superdove

by Courtney Humphries HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Why do we see pigeons as lowly urban pests and how did they become such common city dwellers? Courtney Humphries traces the natural history of the pigeon, recounting how these shy birds that once made their...


Mind of the Raven

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing...


Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre

by Tim Gallagher Atria Books (March 25, 2013)

Explorer and naturalist Tim Gallagher is obsessed with rare birds. A decade ago, Gallagher was one of the rediscoverers of the legendary ivory-billed woodpecker, which most scientists believed had been extinct...


Maine Birding Trail: The Official Guide to More Than 260 Accessible Sites

by Bob Duchesne Down East Books (June 01, 2009)

This is the authorized guide to the Maine Birding Trail, which opens in 2009. The book features more than 260 sites in Maine and includes bonus material on Campobello and Grand Manan islands. Unlike most guides,...


Mar: A Glimpse Into the Natural Life of a Bird

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Natural Heritage (April 15, 1986)

Writing with uncanny skill, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence leads us gently into the world of birds. Her perception, intuition and experience give her insights that she here freely shares with us all.


Big December Canvasbacks, Revised

by Worth Mathewson Derrydale Press (February 29, 2000)

Big December Canvasbacks is an almost poetic celebration of the beautiful waterfowl of the Northwest United States and the captivating places they inhabit.


Research Is a Passion With Me: The Autobiography of a Bird Lover

by Margaret Morse Nice & Konrad Lorenz Natural Heritage (June 30, 1979)

In her incredibly productive lifetime (1883-1974), American-born ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice earned the admiration of ornithologists and naturalists in far distant lands.


The Reluctant Twitcher: A Quite Truthful Account of My Big Birding Year

by Richard Pope Dundurn (September 07, 2009)

In 2007, Richard Pope, a lifelong birder, embarked on his "Big Year," the object being to record at least 300 birds in Ontario within that calendar period. Not just another book on birding, Popes unique approach...


A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

by Steve Burrows Point Blank (April 05, 2018)

Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune hopes an overseas birding trip will hold some clues to solving his fugitive brother’s manslaughter case. Meanwhile, in Jejeune’s absence his long-time nemesis has been drafted...


A Siege of Bitterns

by Steve Burrows Point Blank (March 03, 2016)

Newly appointed police inspector Domenic Jejeune doesn’t mind ruffling a few feathers. Indeed his success has elevated him into a poster boy for the police. The problem is Jejeune doesn’t really want to...


The Rarest Bird in the World

by Vernon R. L Head Pegasus Books (March 15, 2016)

Part detective story, part love affair, and pure adventure storytelling at its best, a celebration of the thrill of exploration and the lure of wild places during the search for the elusive Nechisar Nightjar...


On the Wing

by Alan Tennant Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 2004)

In this extraordinary narrative, Alan Tennant recounts his all-out effort to radio-track the transcontinental migration of the peregrine falcon -- an investigation no one before him had ever taken to such lengths....


Crow Planet

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt & Christine Williams Little, Brown (January 14, 2020)

Lyanda Lynn Haupt's sublime tribute to the crow and an invitation to engage with the wildlife in our midst.There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and...


The Goshawk

by T. H. White & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2015)

The predecessor to Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk, T. H. White's nature-writing classic, The Goshawk, asks the age-old question: What is it that binds human beings to other animals? White, author of The Once...


H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald Blackstone Publishing (March 03, 2015)

When Helen Macdonald'sfather died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experiencedfalconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been temptedto train one of the most vicious...


The Migration of Birds

by Thomas A. Coward Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

This is a complete study of the cause and reasons of the migration of birds. What makes Birds Migrate? Migration is the act of changing an abode or resting place, the wandering or movement from one place to...


Birding New England

by Randi Minetor & Nic Minetor Falcon Guides (May 01, 2019)

Birdwatching is for everyone. No other outdoor pursuit yields so much knowledge of nature’s ways with so little effort—if one knows what to look for. Birding New England opens the world of birding to the...


Backyard Birding

by Julie Zickefoose Skyhorse (July 06, 2011)

Bird watchers everywhere dream of a landscape filled with berry-laden branches, nesting spots among twining vines, and birds crowding their feeding stations. Let Backyard Birding show you how to lay out the...


Bringing Nature Home

by Douglas W. Tallamy & Rick Darke Timber Press (September 01, 2009)

“A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden.” —The New York Times

 

As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there...


Helping Orphaned or Injured Wild Birds

by Diane Scarazzini Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 1999)

To Help or Not to Help?

When faced with an injured bird or orphaned nestling, most people want to help but don’t know how – and also fear doing more harm than good.  In fact, many wild birds that appear...


Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs

by Roger Lederer Timber Press (June 22, 2016)

“Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society

When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple...


Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest

by Sarah Swanson & Max Smith Timber Press (August 27, 2013)

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a lively, practical guide that helps readers discover 85 of the region’s most extraordinary birds. Each bird profile includes notes on what they eat, where they migrate...


Creating Habitat for Backyard Birds

by Dale Evva Gelfand Storey Publishing, LLC (February 21, 2012)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Bird Food Recipes

by Rhonda Massingham Hart Storey Publishing, LLC (January 10, 1995)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Attracting Birds

by Olwen Woodier Storey Publishing, LLC (January 02, 1981)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? 200 birds, 12 months, 1 lapsed birdwatcher

by Lev Parikian Unbound (May 17, 2018)

At twelve years old, Lev Parikian was an avid birdwatcher. He was also a fraud, a liar and a cheat. Those lists of birds seen and ticked off? Lies. One hundred and thirty species? More like sixty.

Then, when...


The Wall of Birds

by Jane Kim & Thayer Walker Harper Design (October 23, 2018)

A celebration of the diversity and evolution of birds, as depicted in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's magnificent 2,500-square-foot Wall of Birds mural by artist Jane Kim.

Part homage, part artistic and sociological...


Birds of the South

by Charlotte Hilton Green The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The late Charlotte Hilton Green was an early and influential champion of the Tar Heel state's natural environment, and her popular weekly column, 'Out-of-Doors in Carolina,' appeared in the Raleigh News and...


Life-Size Birds

by Nancy J. Hajeski Thunder Bay Press (November 01, 2015)

The biggest book on North American birds this century!

John James Audubon would be proud to know that a life-size bird book is alive in the twenty-first century. You won't need Sotheby's auction house to buy...


Ireland's Garden Birds

by Oran O'Sullivan & Jim Wilson The Collins Press (March 01, 2017)

An essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published, this highly successful guide to identifying garden birds has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics....


Ireland's Birds

by Niall Mac Coitir The Collins Press (September 28, 2015)

Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together...


The Life of Buzzards

by Peter Dare Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

This is a much-needed and authoritative account of Common Buzzards gained from extensive studies by the author over 60 years and also from enthusiasts in this country and across northern Europe. The accounts...


The Hen Harrier

by Don Scott Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

The hen harrier is one of the iconic species of the bird world and its history is a mix of controversy, persecution, and recent patchy recovery. This book, a dedicated study of the bird in N. Ireland for over...


Life with Birds

by Malcolm Smith Whittles Publishing (May 31, 2016)

Life with Birds uncovers the fascinating story of our interdependence with birds. The author weaves an amazing web of inter-relationships, from the Parsi funeral in Mumbai where birds of prey eat the dead; to...


Kestrels for Company

by Gordon Riddle Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

An appealing book that rightfully raises the profile of the kestrel. It provides an extensive picture of this delightful falcon, including its lifestyle and the factors that affect its breeding success and survival....


Days with the Golden Eagle

by Paul Seton Gordon & Jim Crumley Whittles Publishing (May 31, 2016)

Writer and photographer, Seton Gordon, wrote 27 books over a period of several decades and most of these focused on the landscape and wildlife of the Highlands. Of all these books, one of the most acclaimed...


Call of the Eagle

by Dave Walker Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

This is an account of one man's 30-year involvement with England's rarest bird, the golden eagle. Initially employed by the RSPB as a senior species protection warden at a secret location in Cumbria, the author...