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This page lists Stackpole books that have a bird related or partly bird related subject. Other Stackpole books are not listed.

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Identifying Birds of Prey: Quick Reference Guide for Eastern North America

Laura Erickson

Stackpole Books

2016

"An engaging quick-reference guide to the basics of identifying hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and kites in flight. Includes color photos and simplified outlines showing key features of each species, as well as range maps and comparison spreads Perfect for the beginning hawk watcher or for any outdoors-lover who wants to know more about daytime birds of prey."

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Bird Droppings: Writings about Watching Birds & Bird Watchers

Pete Dunne

Stackpole Books

2016

"Pete Dunne, one of the foremost birding writers in the country, shares 33 funny, poignant, whimsical, and informative tales about birders and birding in his first collection of birding essays in more than ten years."

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Birds Nearby: Getting to Know 45 Common Species of Eastern North America

John Eastman

Stackpole Books

2015

"This new bird guide collects Eastman's writings focusing on the birds we see around us in our yards, parks, and neighborhoods every day, and includes stunning new color photos. Explains in clear language how each bird nests, mates, feeds, and migrates Features 45 species of birds, each identified with a beautiful color photograph Includes evolutionary adaptations, name origins, nature lore, and more."

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Pete Dunne on Bird Watching: A Beginner's Guide to Finding, Identifying and Enjoying Birds

Pete Dunne

Stackpole Books

2nd edition

2015

"Birding is one of the most popular and fastest-growing outdoor activities, but it can seem intimidating for beginners who don't know where, when, or how to search for birds. Fortunately, Pete Dunne, one of the most popular and respected writers in the field, has written a guide that will help even the most casual observers identify the skills and tools they need to develop their interest in birding. Popular how-to guide revised, updated, and now with color photos For beginners and birders who want to improve their skills Improve your odds of success with tips to get the most out of your equipment."

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Feeder Birds of Eastern North America: Getting to Know Easy-To-Attract Backyard Visitors

Sandy Allison

Stackpole Books

2014

"This perfect guide introduces 30 North American birds most likely to appear at your feeder, including sparrows, finches, chickadees, woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice, and cardinals. Concise text and beautiful color photos and drawings help you identify these common visitors, both male and female. Each account offers details about the birds' fascinating lives in the wild."

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Green Birding: How to See More Birds and Protect the Environment at the Same Time

Richard Gregson

Stackpole Books

2013

A US book that features guidance on: where to look for birds close to home; how to get deeper by studying the birds around your home and participating in citizen science and conservation projects; green birding listing challenges and groups the green birder can get involved in; how to adapt your equipment to a new style of birding; and how to attract more birds to your home garden.

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Bald Eagle Nest: A Story of Survival in Photos

Kate Davis

Stackpole Books

2013

Tells the story of a family of Bald Eagles raising a brood of four chicks with over 100 photographs demonstrating feeding behavior, hunting, mating flight, behavior of chicks in the nest, brooding and grooming, and learning to fly.

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The Art of Bird Identification: A Straightforward Approach to Putting a Name to the Bird

Pete Dunne

Stackpole Books

2012

"How to get good, then better, then even better at identifying birds in the field - and have fun doing it."

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The Art of Bird Finding: Before You ID Them, You Have to See Them

Pete Dunne

Stackpole Books

2011

"Filling a gap in the vast literature on birding, Pete Dunne explains in his distinctive style how to find birds - the often-ignored first step in identifying, observing, and listing bird species."

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Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species

S. David Scott and Casey McFarland

Stackpole Books

2010

"This guide teaches birders to use the characteristics of wing types and feather morphology to identify feathers - not only by species but also by their place on the bird's body. The introductory chapters give a detailed overview of the feather - how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather, and the variety of types of feathers on a bird. In the feather identification section, more than 400 color photographs show feather samples from 379 bird species from all over North America. Along with the wing type of the species and a map showing its range, several types of feathers are included for each bird; each feather is labeled with its type and its size."

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How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook

Susan Leigh Tomlinson

Stackpole Books

2010

"For nature-lovers, birders, and students of wildlife and biology, keeping a field notebook is essential to accurately recording outdoor observations. This unique guide offers instruction on how to do it - what to look for, what information should be recorded and how to organize it, basic drawing skills using line and color, and incorporating maps and charts, as well as advice on equipment to take in the field and using conventional field guides. A colorful book that will teach and inspire."

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The Oriole Book

Nancy Flood

Stackpole Books

2010

"The brilliant flash of an oriole's orange or yellow plumage against a black background is a welcome sign of spring for birders and backyard bird-watchers. This guides helps you learn about one of the most colourful and popular groups of birds in North America. It covers feeding behaviours, courtship, nest building, raising young, and migration."

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World of Hummingbirds

Eric Hanson

Stackpole Books

2009

"Engaging natural history information for a general audience on one of the most beloved groups of birds, including tips on attracting and watching hummingbirds. This book contains stunning photographs of common North American and exotic world species. It explains the details of the tiny hummingbird's amazing twice-yearly migration. More than a dozen species of hummingbirds live in North America, and scores more live in the southern tropics. Details of these fascinating creatures' lives in the wild are presented in an easy-to-read format."

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How Birds Migrate

Paul Kerlinger

Illustrations: Pat Archer

Stackpole Books

2nd edition

2009

"In this revised and updated edition, Paul Kerlinger unravels the intricacies of migration. Using case studies and illustrations, he explains the basics of flight, the effects of weather and geographical barriers, and flight strategy. Readers will learn how fast and how high birds fly, how far they go in a day, and how they navigate. This fascinating guide on bird migration makes the latest scientific findings available to birders and nature-lovers alike. This is the first-ever revision of a classic guidebook. It offers information on migratory flight patterns, flight speed and distance, travel seasons, calls of migrating birds, and more. It includes case studies on migrating birds from around the world."

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The Calls of Ducks and Geese

Kevin Colver and Lang Elliott

Stackpole Books

2008

"This title contains a book & CD. It features sounds of 50 North American waterfowl species. A full-colour photograph complements each bird's description. Learn the songs and calls of 50 waterfowl species found across North America. An audio soundtrack combined with detailed text and beautiful colour photographs make this a useful guide for any birder. From the distinctive quack of the American black duck and whistled "peep" of the cinnamon teal to the cuckoo-like call of the pied-billed grebe and yodel of the yellow-billed loon, this package covers waterfowl species in an easy-to-use format. It includes dabblers, sea ducks, geese, and other waterfowl."

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The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird: The Discovery and Death of the Po'ouli

Alvin Powell

Stackpole Books

2008

"Thirty years ago researchers discovered a previously unknown species of bird in the rain-soaked and remote mountains of Hawaii. As they studied the creature - which sported a black mask and was called the po'ouli - they soon learned that its population was shrinking quickly, and they worked frantically to find out what was killing the species and how they might prevent its extinction. This fast-paced account of their work, done in one of the world's most inhospitable environments, describes a stirring fight for survival. It also illustrates the challenge of protecting endangered species in a rapidly changing world."

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Know Your Bird Sounds: Common Western Species

Kevin Colver and Lang Elliott

Stackpole Books

2008

"This work includes a book and a CD. It helps you learn the songs and calls of sixty bird species found throughout western North America. It features full-colour photographs and descriptive text that are complemented by an audio soundtrack offering examples of the sounds each bird makes in the field. From the haunting song of the Hermit Thrush and the whistle of the Painted Redstart to the chattering of the Acorn Woodpecker and the churring of the Cactus Wren, this package covers common western species in an easy-to-use format."

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Enjoying Hummingbirds: In the Wild and in Your Yard

Larry Gates

Stackpole Books

2007

"The hummingbird is one of the most attractive and popular birds in North America. Its small size, brilliant colouring, and ability to feed in flight make it a favourite backyard visitor. This colourful guide describes the fascinating life in the wild of a variety of hummingbird species and tells bird lovers how to attract hummingbirds to the backyard. Information from the most recently published research is augmented by personal experiences in the field as well as conversations with hummingbird experts. Topics include hummingbird behaviour, migration, and predators - all illustrated with full-colour photographs."

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Backyard Birds and Bird Feeding: 100 Things to Know

Sandy Allison

Stackpole Books

2007

"Attracting birds to the backyard and observing their lives in the wild has become one of our most popular activities. Join in the fun with this enlightening introduction. How to entice hummingbirds, bluebirds, cardinals, woodpeckers, goldfinches, nuthatches, and a host of other feeder favourites to your yard or garden. Also covers building nest boxes, setting up water features and ghost trees, and first aid for injured birds. What food and feeders work best, what features attract birds, preventing problems, fascinating bird behaviours, getting started as a birder - all are covered here."

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Guide to Ducks and Geese

Chuck Hagner and Tom Vezo

Stackpole Books

2006

"Common, numerous, and often easy to observe, ducks and geese are nonetheless sometimes difficult to identify. This straightforward introduction to ducks and geese will help you put a name to almost every duck or goose you'll find in the wild. It offers large, colourful photos of every species found in North America - dabbling ducks, diving ducks, and geese - as well as the loons, grebes, and other waterbirds you're most likely to see. In most cases, both a male and a female in breeding plumage are shown. Accompanying text describes the species' habits, behaviours, characteristics, and calls - information that will help anyone appreciate these wild creatures and make a positive ID in the field."

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Birds and Birding at Cape May

Clay & Pat Sutton

Stackpole Books

2006

"Geography, topography, weather patterns, and unique natural features make Cape May, New Jersey, one of the most important birding sites in North America. Throughout the year, especially during spring and fall, thousands of birders travel to Cape May from around the country - and across the ocean - to witness the arrival of tens of thousands of raptors, songbirds, shorebirds, and seabirds. In this lavishly illustrated guide, Cape May birders can find out exactly when and where in the region to go, what birds they're likely to see, why the birds are there, and what factors could affect the birds' behaviour."

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Wings of Spring: Courtship, Nesting, and Fledging

Tom Vezo and Chuck Hagner

Stackpole Books

2006

"With over 200 images by one of the country's top nature photographers, this beautiful and informative book tells the age-old story of how birds migrate to their nesting grounds, select a mate, establish a nest site, and raise their young in the wild. The nesting cycle starts when early migrants return to snow-covered breeding territories. It includes colourful courtship displays; intricate nest-building techniques; egg laying, brooding, and hatching; and the never-ending hunt for food."

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101 Ways to Help Birds

Laura Erickson

Stackpole Books

2006

"This engaging book presents 101 things individuals can do to help both individual birds and bird populations as a whole. It also explains exactly how these actions can make a difference what wrongs they help correct and what improvements they can bring about. Bird-friendly (and environment-friendly) practices are described in detail: things anyone can do around the home and garden, at work, at the store, in their community, in the outdoors, and on the road."

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The Art of Pishing: How to Attract Birds by Mimicking their Calls

Pete Dunne

Stackpole Books

2005

"This title contains a book & CD. Learn the arcane yet effective art of pishing from a master. In this unique package, renowned birder Pete Dunne presents an illustrated workshop on how to attract birds by making precise and well-practised hisses, whistles, chips, and squeals (along with some kisses and thumps) that almost guarantee spectacular success in the field. The text explains the how's, why's, and when's of 13 different pishes, including the basic pish, stutter pish, whisper pish, knockdown pish, screech-owl warble, sequential chip, and squeal. The soundtrack features audio demonstrations so you can compare your efforts to an expert's. Together, this book and CD will send you well on your way to becoming a pisher extraordinaire. This first-ever how-to book on this time-proven technique features 13 pish explanations and audio demonstrations by Pete Dunne."

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Owls: Wild Guide

Cynthia Berger

Stackpole Books

2005

An introduction and identification guide to North American owls.

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Guide to Birding Coastal Mississippi and Adjacent Counties

Judith A. Toups, Jerry Bird, Stacy Jon Peterson

Stackpole Books

2004

"Each year a wide variety of birds and numerous birders flock to Mississippi's Gulf Coast, making it one of the most exciting bird watching locations in the US. In this definitive guidebook, three seasoned Mississippi birders lead the reader through the area's swamps, forests, and beaches, dispensing plenty of insider advice along the way. Maps and bar graphs illustrating monthly probability of occurrence ensure that, no matter what time of year, visitors will find a trip to the region to be a rewarding birding experience. Includes listings for all coastal species and the months in which they appear as well as detailed maps for Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties."

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Know Your Bird Sounds, Volume 1: Songs and Calls of Yard, Garden and City Birds

Lang Elliott

Stackpole Books

2004

"A superb collection of field recordings and descriptions offer unparalleled access to the sounds and calls of numerous popular and less well-known birds. The book and CD provide an introduction to the sound repertoire of species living in eastern and central North America. A variety of calls from each species are included, along with an in-depth description and explanation of their significance. In addition to colour photographs of the most common species, the text offers a fascinating look at the science of avian calls, making this an indispensable aid for the outdoor enthusiast."

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Know Your Bird Sounds, Volume 2: Songs and Calls of Birds of the Countryside

Lang Elliott

Stackpole Books

2004

"A superb collection of field recordings and descriptions offer unparalleled access to the sounds and calls of numerous popular and less well-known birds. The book and CD provide an introduction to the sound repertoire of species living in eastern and central North America. A variety of calls from each species are included, along with an in-depth description and explanation of their significance. In addition to colour photographs of the most common species, the text offers a fascinating look at the science of avian calls, making this an indispensable aid for the outdoor enthusiast."

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A Guide to Night Sounds: The Nighttime Sounds of 60 Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, and Insects

Lang Elliott

Stackpole Books

2004

"Features numerous pencil drawings and full-colour photos and includes an hour-long audio CD which includes the night time sounds of 60 animals; also information on the appearance and night time habits of each species. As anyone who has been captivated by the sounds of an evening outdoors knows, the nightly music of the woods can be a lovely but bewildering mix of hoots, croaks, howls, and grunts. This handy collection of field recordings and species descriptions helps you to identify the various members of the nocturnal chorus, from crickets and owls to otters, porcupines, and alligators."

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Shorebirds: Beautiful Beachcombers

Arthur Morris

Stackpole Books

3rd edition

2003

"A wonderfully illustrated introduction to identifying North American shorebirds: sandpipers, plovers, oystercatchers, turnstones, and dowitchers. Shorebirds offer unique challenges to both beginning and experienced birdwatchers. They are large, forage in the open, and are easy to spot, but their infinitely variable plumage makes them difficult to identify. With beautifully detailed images taken by one of the country's premier bird photographers, this book offers invaluable assistance to those who want to distinguish a yellowlegs from a willet, or a snipe from a dowitcher. It also offers sound advice on how best to observe these fascinating creatures, details on their natural history, and information on how mankind's actions have affected their populations."

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Bird Sounds: How and Why Birds Sing, Call, Chatter, and Screech

Barry Kent MacKay

Stackpole Books

2003

"A thorough and engaging examination of the variety of sounds birds make, from the familiar singing of songbirds and the hammering of woodpeckers to the harsh cacklings of crows. The hows and whys of bird vocalisation, regional variation and speciation, and communication among species are discussed. Describes both native and exotic bird behaviour and includes the latest research - all illustrated with full-colour paintings by the author."

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City Birding: True Tales of Birds and Birdwatching in Unexpected Places

Editor: Mark Allison

Contributors: Kenn Kaufman, Clay Sutton, Marie Winn, Ann Zwinger, Paul A. Johnsgard, Kim Todd, John Nichols, Judith A. Toups, Mark S. Garland, Paul Kerlinger, Julie Zickefoose, Lawrence Kilham, Curtis Badger, Nikki Weinstein, James Gorman, Michael Harwood, Mary Durant

Stackpole Books

2003

"The waterways of New York-New Jersey, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the French Quarter of New Orleans -- all unlikely spots for bird-watching. For the careful observer, however, these urban locations and others like them can be settings for memorable birding experiences. In this unique book, some of the country's best-known birders observe birds in places where thriving bird life comes as a surprise. Funny, informative, and thought-provoking, the true stories collected here demonstrate the amazing adaptability of birds, which sometimes seem to thrive in almost any setting humans create: city parks, busy marinas, cemeteries, sewage lagoons. They also illustrate the vulnerability of the natural world in an increasingly man-made environment, and show how the excitement of bird-watching can exist in the most unexpected places."

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Wildlife of Virginia and Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Charles Fergus

Stackpole Books

2003

"Details the animals found in the remarkably diverse habitats throughout Virginia and Maryland: their life in the wild, what they look like, what and how they eat, and how they raise their young. Intended for a general audience with any level of knowledge, the material presented serves as an informative companion to a wide range of field guides. The introduction provides general information about the various types of landscape in these Mid-Atlantic states, and how they support wildlife populations."

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Owls: An Artist's Guide to Understanding Owls

Floyd Scholz

Stackpole Books

2001

"The most complete collection of visual reference material on North American owls including over 700 stunning photographs of 16 species of owls. Physical features offer insight into hunting, feeding, flying, and communication. Renowned carver Floyd Scholz presents the much anticipated follow-up to his best-selling 'Birds of Prey'. In this new book, hundreds of stunning full-colour photographs and useful line drawings offer detailed studies of 16 species of owls-from the tiny Elf Owl to the impressive Great Horned Owl. All are illustrated in full detail, with focus on body and wing design, plumage patterns, flight characteristics, and predatory behaviour. Also includes a section on carving and painting techniques and a gallery of Floyd Scholz's finished carvings."

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Wings in the Wild: Habits and Habitats of North American Birds

Paul Kerlinger and Tom Vezo

Stackpole Books

2001

"Spectacular colour photographs and engaging text offer a detailed portrait of birds in their natural environments, offering a glimpse of where birds live and why they live where they do. Six habitats - arctic tundra, forest and field, ocean, desert and scrubland, freshwater, and seashore - are covered in individual chapters, each providing a fascinating look at how birds are uniquely adapted for life in their own little corners of the world."

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Bird Tracks and Signs: A Guide to North American Species

Mark Elbroch, Elanor Marks and Diane C. Boretos

Stackpole Books

2001

"A sighting in the field is just one way birders can identify bird species. Observant nature-lovers can discover what birds are where by examining tracks, trails, and a variety of bird sign: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This fully illustrated guide - the first of its kind for North American birds - presents thorough and straightforward instruction for identifying bird families or individual species by careful examination of the unique sign they leave behind. It also offers keys to the birds' behaviour in the wild. Includes songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, and birds of prey."

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The View from Hawk Mountain: The Story of the Worlds First Raptor Sanctuary

Michael Harwood

Stackpole Books

2001

"For years the rocky north-facing slope of Hawk Mountain in eastern Pennsylvania attracted scores of hunters who would shoot hawks, falcons, and eagles out of the sky. In 1934, Maurice Broun came to Hawk Mountain to establish the world's first sanctuary for birds of prey. Today, the mountain's famous lookout attracts thousands of birders, nature-lovers, and scientists to marvel at the river of raptors that annually comes streaming by. The story of how Hawk Mountain went from hunting hotspot to a thriving research centre with an important role in raptor conservation is told in vivid prose."

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Bird Studies at Old Cape May: An Ornithology of Coastal New Jersey

Witmer STone

Stackpole Books

2000

"In the early 1900s, ornithologist Witmer Stone spent years observing and recording the bird life in and around Cape May, New Jersey, one of the premier birding spots in the country. The details of his observations, first published in 1937 by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and long out of print, are republished here for the first time in one volume. Where the birds live, their habits and behaviours, physical descriptions, what they eat, when they migrate, and how population status has shifted - all described in vivid detail. A unique look at how birding in Cape May has changed, and how it's stayed the same."

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Hawks Aloft: The Story of Hawk Mountain

Maurice Brown

Stackpole Books

2000

"Conservation classic Hawks Aloft chronicles the founding of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world's first refuge for birds of prey. This personal account by the Sanctuary, the world's first refuge for birds of prey. This personal account by the sanctuary's first curator, shares the difficulties and discoveries he and his wife encountered during their first years on the Mountain. Filled with information for the flora, fauna, people, and other natural phenomena of the Hawk Mountain region, this is a lively and sometimes funny account of the sanctuary's early years."

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Ruffed Grouse: Woodland Drummer

Michael Furtman

Stackpole Books

2000

This work explores the habitat, diet, social structure and life cycle of the bird, covering all subspecies and close relatives including the ptarmigan, sharp-tailed grouse, pinnated gouse, blue grouse, and spruce grouse.

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Birds of Field and Shore: Grassland and Shoreline Birds of Eastern North America

John Eastman

Stackpole Books

2000

"Birds of Field and Shore describes how 42 common grassland and shoreline birds nest, mate, and rear their broods in spring; how they feed in summer; whether, how, and where they migrate in fall; and how they survive in winter. This seasonal approach, together with an emphasis on ecological niches, distinguished Eastman's books from other field guides."

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Birds of Lake, Pond and Marsh: Water and Wetland Birds of Eastern North America

John Eastman

Stackpole Books

1999

"Birds of Lake, Pond and Marsh picks up where typical field guides leave off: Once you know a bird's name, you want to learn its nearest kin, the behaviours you're likely to see, and the best times for observing it. Emphasising ecological niches, John Eastman describes 41 common water and wetland birds, from diving ducks to wood warbles, and their native surroundings."

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Birds of Forest, Yard, and Thicket

John Eastman

Stackpole Books

1999

"Birds of Forest, Yard, and Thicket picks up where typical field guides leave off: once you know a bird's name, you want to learn its nearest kin, the behaviours you're likely to see, and the best times for observing it. In this richly illustrated book, each species entry proceeds by season, explaining in nontechnical language how the birds nests, mates, and rears its brood in spring to how the bird survives in winter."

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Seabirds of the World: The Complete Reference

Jim Enticott and David Tipling

Stackpole Books

1997

"This is a guide to seabirds, covering nearly 300 species and illustrating nearly every significant plumage variation of the seabirds of the world. Each photograph details the bird's age and sex, and complete descriptions of plumage, habitat, behaviour, status and distribution are provided."

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Waterfowl Identification: The LeMaster Method

Richard LeMaster

Stackpole Books

1996

Reprint of earlier publication

"The easy way to identify waterfowl. Based on the LeMaster method of waterfowl identification which addresses the size and shape of the bill and the shape of the species in flight this guide features full-color illustrations of the top and side views of the bills of 40 different waterfowl species and four levels of flight for each. Feather patterns and colors on the wings shapes and colors of the feet and differences between males and females are illustrated as well."

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Bring Back the Birds: What You Can Do to Save Threatened Species

R. Greenberg and J. Reaser

Stackpole Books

1995

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How Birds Migrate

Paul Kerlinger

Stackpole Books

1995

"Here, in an instructive and engaging style, researcher Paul Kerlinger unravels the intricacies and wonders of migration. Using case studies and illustrations, he explains the basics of flight, the effects of weather and geographical barriers, and flight strategy. Learn how fast and how high birds fly, how far they go in a day, and how they navigate. This fascinating when, where, why, and how of birds migration makes the latest scientific findings available to birders and nature lovers."

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The Great Gallery of Ducks and Other Waterfowl

Richard LeMaster

Stackpole Books

1995

"LeMaster's classic reference, covering in beautiful detail the habits, appearance, and behavior of 27 species. This volume graces the tables and libraries of countless North American birders, hunters, and biologists."

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How Birds Fly

John K. Terres

Illustrations: Pat Archer

Stackpole Books

1994

"Ornithologist John Terres explains the process by which eagles, hawks, hummingbirds, and other birds fly, soar, and hover."

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Ecology and Management of the Wood Duck

F. C. Bellrose and D. J. Holm

Stackpole Books

1994

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The Return of the Bald Eagle

Priscilla Tucker

Stackpole Books

1994

A history of the conservation efforts to save the Bald |Eagle in the US.

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Ecology and Management of the Mourning Dove

T. Baskett

Stackpole Books

1993

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Long-legged Wading Birds of the North American Wetlands

Mark Riegner

Stackpole Books

1993

A study of the long-legged wading birds of North American with colour photographs by Lucian Niemeyer.

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Birds of Prey

F. Scholz

Stackpole Books

1993

"Lavishly illustrated with 500 colour photographs of sharp-shinned hawks, American kestrels, merlins, peregrine falcons, ospreys, golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, bald eagles, and nine other North American raptors. Birds of Prey features shots so close the birds loom as large as life. Scholz has combined instructive line drawings and engaging and informative text with Merrick's stunning photos to create the most magnificent and comprehensive books on birds of prey. The book includes a section on techniques for the artist and carver, with a 66-photo sequence detailing the steps involved in painting an American kestrel, and photos and tips on sculpting heads and making eyes to create life-like raptor carvings."

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The Unique Wood Duck

Richard E.McCabe

Stackpole Books

1993

An account of a field trip with Frank Belrose and Scott Nielsen.

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How to Photograph Birds

Mark Riegner

Stackpole Books

1993

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The Wild Turkey: Biology and Management

James G.Dickson

Stackpole Books

1992

"This book chronicles the history, biology and management of this noble bird in all of its diverse habitats. The book is designed to help the turkey enthusiast - biologist or sportsman - to better understand this great game bird."

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The Ruffed Grouse

Sally Atwater, and Judith Schnell

Stackpole Books

1989

Provides detailed information on the characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and habitat of ruffed grouse.

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Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America: A Completely New and Expanded Version of the Classic Work by F. H. Kortright

Frank Chapman Bellrose

Colour plates: Bob Hines

Stackpole Books

1980

This comprehensive reference work on the wildfowl of North America. Information provided includes species identification, migration ranges and patterns, adult and juvenile sizes, breeding territories and behavior, population trends and food. Also includes colour plates of adults and young birds of both sexes in all color phases.

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The Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America

F.H. Kortright

Stackpole Books

195?

A classic reference work for the identification of North American wildfowl

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