Portraits of Birds of Prey

Author: Traer Scott

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896833

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 5659

This delightful and dramatic collection of portraits reveals birds of prey as we never experience them: intimate and up close, photographed in Traer Scott's signature style. Seventy spectacular color photos present twenty-five different species, from the familiar to the exotic and endangered: hawks, owls, falcons, a bald eagle, kestrels, a Mississippi Kite, a turkey vulture, and more. Joining their elders are a fluffy baby vulture and adorable baby and juvenile great horned owls. The birds in this remarkable collection emerge as personalities, not just types: wise and quizzical, graceful and enigmatic, serene and fiercely self-possessed. A personal introduction describes Scott's process and connection to the birds, and captions detail the characteristics and habits of these incredible winged creatures.
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Author: Paul Zindel

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1935169653

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8311

Out in the mountains, Zack discovers a fossilised dinosaur egg. A once in a lifetime discovery - this could make a fortune! Zack takes it home to keep it safe. Only the egg isn't fossilised - it's hatching ...And there's an angry mother dinosaur on the loose who wants her baby back ...
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Birds of Prey

Author: John Hendrickson

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: 9780811800044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 7561

A showcase for the world's most magnificent birds of prey&--eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and vultures&--this comprehensive volume offers an exciting glimpse into the world of raptors, their unique adaptations, and their remarkable ability to survive despite growing threats to their environment. Compiled from data collected by the author during more than 30 years of researching, tracking, photographing, and writing about birds of prey, the book provides a complete resource on raptor species as a group, with page after page of captivating images and detailed information that go beyond the usual field guides or scientific publications on the subject. Hendrickson's striking, full-color photographs are accompanied by an illuminating text that draws on the author's personal vignettes and intimate portraits of the various species he has followed and studied over the years, as well as revealing statistics that signal a dangerous decline in many raptor populations. Naturalists, birders, photographers, and anyone concerned with the survival of these exceptional creatures will find this a compelling and invaluable volume.
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A Field Guide to Survey and Monitoring

Author: Jon Hardey

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780114973216

Category: Bird populations

Page: 300

View: 9043

This field guide is written for people who watch, survey or monitor birds of prey and contains detailed descriptions of survey methods for all species of raptor found regularly in Britain and Ireland. Written by a team from the Scottish Raptor Monitoring Group, this publication draws on the knowledge and experience of more than 300 raptor specialists. Chapters include the following topics: survey, surveillance and monitoring; population estimates; breeding season parameters; identification and breeding behaviours of raptors; good practice for fieldwork; and detailed species accounts. It includes a CD-ROM of raptor calls.
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The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey

Author: Keith L. Bildstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150170785X

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 6417

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. These diurnal birds of prey are found on every continent except Antarctica and can thrive in seemingly inhospitable spots such as deserts and the tundra. They have powerful talons and hooked beaks for cutting and tearing meat, and keen binocular vision to aid in their hunting prowess. Because of their large size, distinctive feeding habits, and long-distance flight patterns, raptors intrigue humans and have been the subject of much general interest as well as extensive scientific research.Keith L. Bildstein has watched and studied raptors on five continents and is well prepared to explain their critical importance, not only as ecological entities but also as inspirational tokens across natural and human-dominated landscapes. His book offers a comprehensive and accessible account of raptors, including their evolutionary history, their relationships to other groups of birds, their sensory abilities, their general natural history, their breeding ecology and feeding behavior, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated world. Biologically sound but readable, Raptors is a nontechnical overview of this captivating group. It will allow naturalists, birders, hawk-watchers, science educators, schoolchildren, and the general public, along with new students in the field of raptor biology, to understand and appreciate these birds, and in so doing better protect them.
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A Journey Through Birds

Author: James Macdonald Lockhart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647058X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 5653

As evidenced by the incredible success of Helen MacDonald's H is for Hawk, and the legions of fans of Pale Male, the incredible red-tailed hawk of 5th avenue, we are full of rapture for raptors. James Macdonald Lockhart, is among the many who have sought out these incredible birds, and in this lyrical work of natural history he seeks out 15 different raptors, in 15 different landscapes across England: a journey in search of raptors, a journey through the birds and into their worlds. Raptors are by nature scarce and extremely elusive. Of Pandionidae (osprey), Accipitridae (broad-winged harrier, eagle, buzzard, red kite) and Falconidae (peregrine, sparrowhawk etc.) only widespread buzzards, kestrels and kites are easily seen. Lockhart follows loosely the trail of 19th-century Scottish naturalist and artist William MacGillivray (1796-1852), As Philip Hoare wrote of it, James MacDonald Lockhart puts the rapture back in the raptor. This is in-the-moment writing, raw in beak and claw. With its gorgeously felt sense of life and place, Raptor rips at its words, turning them into exquisite portraits of the utter wild, shaping soaring, obsessive beauty out of the British landscape and its imperial birds"
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Raptors of the World

Author: James Ferguson-Lees,David A. Christie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618127627

Category: Nature

Page: 992

View: 3876

More than two thousand full-color illustrations, along with detailed descriptions, information on behavior and habitats, and large- and small-scale range maps, document the world's 313 species of birds of prey.
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Urban Raptors

Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities

Author: Clint W. Boal

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091841X

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 7683

Raptors are an unusual success story of wildness thriving in the heart of our cities—they have developed substantial populations around the world in recent decades. But there are deeper issues around how these birds make their urban homes. New research provides insight into the role of raptors as vital members of the urban ecosystem and future opportunities for protection, management, and environmental education. A cutting-edge synthesis of over two decades of scientific research, Urban Raptors is the first book to offer a complete overview of urban ecosystems in the context of bird-of-prey ecology and conservation. This comprehensive volume examines urban environments, explains why some species adapt to urban areas but others do not, and introduces modern research tools to help in the study of urban raptors. It also delves into climate change adaptation, human-wildlife conflict, and the unique risks birds of prey face in urban areas before concluding with real-world wildlife management case studies and suggestions for future research and conservation efforts. Boal and Dykstra have compiled the go-to single source of information on urban birds of prey. Among researchers, urban green space planners, wildlife management agencies, birders, and informed citizens alike, Urban Raptors will foster a greater understanding of birds of prey and an increased willingness to accommodate them as important members, not intruders, of our cities.
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The Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls of North America

Author: Anne Price

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart

ISBN: 1461663938

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 1833

An expanded and revised version of the best-selling Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls: A Coloring Album, Raptors contains stunning color images of North America's most majestic birds surrounded by activities and coloring pages. Ann Price provides a brief description of what separates raptors from other birds, their evolution from prehistoric forebears, and offers a map to illustrate distribution throughout the North American continent today. The centerpiece of the book is a gallery of 50 raptors, one per page, with a brief description of each bird's unique characteristics, lifestyle, and habitat. Keyed to color paintings found elsewhere in the book, these pages provide an opportunity for children to create their own renderings of the plumage of these magnificent birds.
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The Toronto Raptors

Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599532921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5630

"Presents the history and accomplishments of the Toronto Raptors basketball team. Includes highlights of players, coaches, and awards, quotes, timelines, maps, glossary and websites"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Lisa McCourt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780618062072

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7289

Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Story of the Toronto Raptors

Author: Sara Gilbert

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583414262

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8364

This book highlights the history of the Toronto Raptors.
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Migrating Raptors of the World

Their Ecology & Conservation

Author: Keith L. Bildstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801441790

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 409

Keith L. Bildstein has studied migrating raptors on four continents and directs the conservation science program at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania, the world's first refuge for migratory birds of prey. In this book, he details the stories and successes of twelve of the world's most important raptor-viewing spots, among them Cape May Point, New Jersey; Veracruz, Mexico; Kekoldi, Costa Rica; the Strait of Gibralter, Spain; and Elat, Israel.
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Raptors in Human Landscapes

Adaptation to Built and Cultivated Environments

Author: David M. Bird,Daniel E. Varland,Juan Jose Negro

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547541

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 1149

This book is a collection of papers highlighting ways in which Raptors have successfully adapted to man-made landscapes and structures. The coverage of Raptors in Human Landscapes is broad, ranging from the impact of human activity on country-wide scales to the particular conditions associated with urban, cultivated, and industrial landscapes, as well as to the various schemes specifically directed towards the provision of artificial nest sites and platforms. The cases described hail from a wide geographic range including North and South America, Europe, Africa and elsewhere, and from a broad spectrum of species groups such as the falcons, accipiters, eagles, kites, and many others. This is a book of immense value not only to ornithologists and conservation biologists, but also to engineers and managers involved in all kinds of building and environmental work in cities, power and water works, agriculture, and forestry. Serves as a good introduction to all aspects of the subject Focuses on successful adaptations of Raptors to environmental change
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African Raptors

Author: Bill Clark,Rob Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147292570X

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 3379

The most comprehensive guide to African raptors ever published. Africa has the most diverse range of raptors of any continent, with almost a third of the world's species occurring in the region. This comprehensive new book treats all of these species in impressive detail, with emphasis on their field identification. A full range of plumages is illustrated for each species, with artwork by raptor specialist Rob Davies. The authoritative text treats the identification of both perched and in-flight birds, and covers all major races, ages, plumages and morphs. These texts are accompanied by up-to-date distribution maps and a range of fabulous colour photographs from some of the world's leading bird photographers, again covering as broad a range of ages and subspecies as possible. This new Helm Identification Guide will be an essential reference for all birders and ornithologists with an interest in raptors.
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Raptors of California

Author: Pam Peeters

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242005

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 1505

"Although written for California, this book will be prized by raptor watchers from around the US for its insightful and descriptive notes on behavior and ecology and its gorgeous and accurate paintings."--Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory "This is actually two books for the price of one; the introductory chapters stand-alone as an excellent natural history of North America raptors, and the species accounts and spectacular plates make this one of the best state raptor books available."--Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund
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the birds of prey

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Lyons Pr

ISBN: 9781558212756

Category: Nature

Page: 382

View: 8149

Anyone who has seen a soaring hawk, witnessed a falcon swoop down on prey, or watched an eagle on its perch knows the awesome beauty and power of a raptor. This is the first comprehensive guide to the biology, ecology and conservation of diurnal (daytime hunting) birds of prey, assembling all the facts and fables about these mysterious and glorious birds. Over 100 full-color photos.
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Australian birds of prey

the biology and ecology of raptors

Author: Penny Olsen

Publisher: Univ of New South Wales


Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 9333

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Bird of Prey Coloring Book

Author: Hancock House Publishers Publishers

Publisher: Hancock House Publishing

ISBN: 9780888396006


Page: 24

View: 7980

Ages 5 years & over. 32 birds of prey pictures to colour.
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100 Things Raptors Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Dave Mendonca

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633193667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2478

Perfect for Raptors fans who think they already know everything Most Raptors fans have attended a game at Air Canada Centre, seen highlights of a young Vince Carter, and can name each All-Star in franchise history. But only die-hards remember the first Raptors game in 1995, can tell you where they were for the 2000 NBA Dunk Contest or can name the team's "global ambassador." 100 Things Raptors Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the young history that is Raptors basketball. Whether you're a die-hard fan from the Chris Bosh days or a new supporter of Kyle Lowry, this book contains everything Raptors fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
Posted in Sports & Recreation