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Important Bird Areas of the Americas: Priority Sites for Biodiversity Conservation.Artist/Author: Devenish, C. et al.
This directory provides a concise summary of the 2345 Important Bird Areas described to date in the Americas. The inventory represents a participative consensus on the most important sites for bird and biodiversity conservation in the hemisphere, in what is probably the most comprehensive assessment of its kind to be published. Since the beginning of the IBA program in North America in 1995, sites have now been identified in all 57 countries or territories in the region, totalling more than 3,250,000 km2. This book is the culmination of national IBA identification processes involving thousands of people in the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, and at least 150 governmental and non-governmental organizations. The directory is at once a high level awareness-raising publication; a decision-making tool for national and hemispheric biodiversity management and planning; and a portfolio of funding opportunities for potential donors.
Owls of North AmericaArtist/Author: Backhouse, Frances
An in-depth yet lively study of these fascinating birds on the North American continent. Topics include anatomy and adaptations, mating behaviours, egg laying and chick rearing, feeding habits, communication displays and location. Superbly designed birds of prey, owls are equipped with highly effective tools for killing and dismembering their prey: strong feet with curved, stiletto-like talons and a sturdy hooked bill with razor-sharp cutting edges. What makes owls unique is that most of them hunt in darkness from dusk to dawn using their keen hearing, enhanced low-light vision and sound-muffling structures on their flight feathers. With detailed profiles of and range maps for all 23 species, along with 70 colour photographs illustrating key behavioural characteristics, Owls of North America is a solid reference for bird watchers, naturalists and general readers.
The lost bird project.Artist/Author: McGrain, Todd.
Part natural history, part artist’s diary, this book documents the extraordinary effort to place a series of public memorials to birds driven to extinction in modern times. As a chronicle of humankind’s impact on our changing world and a moving record of dwindling biodiversity, the project is an ode to vanished times and vanished species. The Great Auk, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen once populated North America from the shores of Labrador and New York to the midwestern plains. Across the continent the skies were once nearly black with Passenger Pigeons whose disappearance, like the buffalo’s, was thought to be inconceivable. As works of site-specific environmental art, the sculptures featured in The Lost Bird Project were placed in the location where the bird was last seen in the wild and are now permanent public sculpture installations at a wide range of sites, from Newfoundland to Florida, Ohio to Martha’s Vineyard. Ten years in the making, The Lost Bird Project has been the subject of a feature-length documentary film that premiered in New York City in December 2011. This book launches in concert with the Fold a Flock origami bird initiative in schools and Audubon centers across the United States (http://foldtheflock.org/).
National Geographic complete birds of North America: now covering more than 1,000 species with the most-detailed information found in a single volume.Artist/Author: Alderfer, Jonathan K.
A refreshed and updated edition of this comprehensive title. Easy to use, this astonishing resource covers every bird species found in North America as well as all the seasonal visitors. Entries are organised by family group, the taxonomic organization newly updated to match current American Ornithologists’ Union guidelines. Within a family, each separate bird entry has dozens of tips and illustrations on species’ genders, age groups, behaviour, habitats, nesting and feeding habits, and migration routes.
Sibley guide to birds.Artist/Author: Sibley, David Allen.
Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, “The Sibley Guide” became the standard all North American birders. The highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design. The second edition offers a wealth of improvements with all illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail. Expanded text includes habitat information and voice description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the field. More than 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare species and additional paintings of common species and regional populations. With revised taxonomic order and most current common names for every species this second edition, brings the genius of David Allen Sibley to the world once again in a thoroughly updated and expanded volume that every birder must own.
National Geographic pocket guide to the birds of North America.Artist/Author: Erickson, Laura and Jonathan Alderfer.
This pocket guide takes the authority and reputation of National Geographic’s top-selling “Field Guide to the Birds of North America” and makes it accessible for those new to birding. This book meets the same standards of excellence, trimmed down in size and content, tailored to the needs of an eager beginner who may not want to invest in a more comprehensive field guide. Affordable, beautifully illustrated, and easy to carry, this entry-level birding title will welcome newcomers to an activity enjoyed by millions.
Audubon’s birds of America.Artist/Author: Audubon, John James, Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. This marvellous edition of Audubon’s Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon’s brilliant handcoloured engravings in exquisite reproductions taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society’s archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. Although many attempts have been made to re-create the magnificent illustrations in Audubon’s masterpiece, nothing equals the level of fidelity or scale achieved in this high-quality edition. Completely reorganized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson, who was American’s best known ornithologist, and issued with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, this volume is the first, in more than a century and a half since its publication, to rearrange the plates in a more scientific order. Peterson’s fascinating introduction places Audubon in the context of the history of American ornithological art and also reproduces a wide sampling of the work of Audubon’s notable predecessors and disciples, including Peterson’s own justly famous paintings. This new systematic arrangement of the prints, complete with thorough, informative commentaries about each bird, not only makes the Birds of America more accessible than ever before, but made it possible to correct many of the problems or errors in Audubon’s original edition that later scholarship revealed.
Collins field guide: birds of North America and Greenland.Artist/Author: Arlott, Norman.
A comprehensive illustrated field guide to the birds of North America, ideal for the travelling birdwatcher. Covering most of North America, including Canada and Greenland, the latest Collins Field Guide focuses on the rich and diverse birdlife of what is known as the Nearctic region. Every species found in the area is illustrated in every plumage in which they can be seen in the wild. The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field, including voice and distribution maps.
The Crossley ID guide: eastern birds.Artist/Author: Crossley, Richard.
This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes birding by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, this guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. These scenes – 640 in all – are each composed of 12-20 colour images showing the bird in a wide range of views – near and far, from different angles, in various plumages and behaviours, including flight, and in the habitat in which they live. These beautiful compositions show how a bird’s appearance changes with distance, and give equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, structure and shape, behaviour, probability, and colour. This is the first book to convey all of these features visually – in a single image – and to reinforce them with accurate, concise text. Each scene provides a wealth of detailed visual information that invites and rewards careful study, but the most important identification features can be grasped instantly by anyone. By making identification easier, more accurate, and more fun than ever before, this guide will completely redefine how readers look at birds. Essential for all birders, it also promises to make new birders of many people who have despaired of using traditional guides. This guide revolutionizes birding and field guides Lifelike scenes composed from multiple colour photos of the same species – seen near and far, from different angles, and in various plumages and behaviours, including flight Highlights the most important identification characteristics: size, structure and shape, behaviour, probability, and colour Most comprehensive guide available, with 640 scenes incorporating more than 10,000 of the author’s images An interactive Web site that includes videos helps readers further sharpen and test their identification skills.
Stokes field guide to the birds of North America.Artist/Author: Stokes, Donald and Lillian Stokes.
The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, this new field guide includes more species, more photographs, and more useful identification information than any other photographic field guide. The guide features 853 North American bird species and more than 3,400 stunning colour photographs. And yet it’s portable enough to fit in your pocket! The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies and birds in flight. Also included are: * the newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order; * special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behaviour, plumage, and shape; * detailed descriptions of songs and calls; * important behavioural information; * key habitat preferences of each species; and * the newest range maps, detailing species’ winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes.
Birds of eastern North America: a photographic guide.Artist/Author: Sterry, Paul and Brian E. Small.
Combining informative and accessible text, up-to-date maps, and – above all – stunning color photographs, this is the best and most lavishly illustrated photographic guide to the birds of eastern North America. All of the images have been carefully selected to convey both the sheer beauty and the key identification features of each bird, and many of the photos are larger than those found in other guides. Wherever possible, a variety of plumages are pictured, providing visual coverage and usefulness matching any artwork-illustrated field guide. And many of the images are state-of-the-art digital photographs by Brian Small, one of North America’s finest bird photographers. These pictures, many seen here for the first time, reproduce a previously unimaginable level of detail. Finally, the ranges of nearly all species are shown on maps from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the authority on North American birding. New and experienced birders alike will find this guide indispensable: the clear layout will help novices easily identify the birds they see, while the superb photographs will help seasoned birders confirm identifications.
This is the best, most lavishly illustrated photographic guide to the region’s birds Larger color photos than most other field guides. It features fresh contemporary design – clear, easy-to-use, and attractive. It is informative, accessible, and authoritative text. It includes range maps from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. It covers entire eastern half of mainland North America and the arctic and subarctic territorial islands of the U.S. and Canada. See also [stock id 30498].
Birds of western North America: a photographic guide.Artist/Author: Sterry, Paul and Brian E. Small.
Combining informative and accessible text, up-to-date maps, and – above all – stunning color photographs, this is the best and most lavishly illustrated photographic guide to the birds of western North America. All of the images have been carefully selected to convey both the sheer beauty and the key identification features of each bird, and many of the photos are larger than those found in other guides. Wherever possible, a variety of plumages are pictured, providing visual coverage and usefulness matching any artwork-illustrated field guide. And many of the images are state-of-the-art digital photographs by Brian Small, one of North America’s finest bird photographers. These pictures, many seen here for the first time, reproduce a previously unimaginable level of detail. Finally, the ranges of nearly all species are shown on maps from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the authority on North American birding. New and experienced birders alike will find this guide indispensable: the clear layout will help novices easily identify the birds they see, while the superb photographs will help seasoned birders confirm identifications.
The best, most lavishly illustrated photographic guide to the region’s birds. It contains larger color photos than most other field guides. It presents fresh contemporary design – clear, easy-to-use, and attractive. It is informative, accessible, and authoritative text. It includes range maps from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. It covers entire western half of mainland North America (excluding Mexico) and the arctic and subarctic territorial islands of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Hawaii). See also [stock id 30499].