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Hawks in Flight: The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors

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Publisher Comments:

Seawatching is the challenging act of identifying waterbirds in flight. Since more than one hundred different species can fly past an observation point, often at great speed or in tightly packed, mixed-species flocks, identification of these distant shapes can be a mystery. The keys to the mysteryandmdash;the subtle traits that unlock the identity of flying waterbirds, be it wingbeat cadence, individual structure, flock shape and behavior, or subtle flashes of colorandmdash;are revealed in this guide.

Though commonly called seawatching, this on-the-fly observation and identification method is by no means restricted to the coast. There are impressive waterbird migrations on the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and many inland lakes and rivers. Nor is it restricted to migrating waterfowl, as the principles of flight identification apply as effectively to ducks flushed off a pond as to distant migrating flocks. Like Hawks in Flight and The Shorebird Guide, the Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching breaks new ground, provides cutting-edge techniques, and pushes the envelope in bird identification even further.

Synopsis:

This guide shows how to recognize hawks the way we recognize friends at a distance: by body shape, movements, and locale.

Synopsis:

A guide that teaches birders how to effectively identify eastern waterbirds in flight using a method of identification that emphasizes birds' structure, behavior, and overall color.

About the Author

Clay Sutton has years of experience as a professional naturalist and teacher. He lives in Cape May, New Jersey.PETE DUNNE is the author of nine books, including Pete Dunne onBird Watching, Hawks in Flight, and The Wind Masters. He is the vicepresident of the New Jersey Audubon Society and the director of itsCape May Bird Observatory and has written columns and articles forvirtually every birding magazine as well as the New York Times.David Allen Sibley, the author and illustrator of a best-selling series of birding guides, lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395510223
Subtitle:
Eastern Waterbirds in Flight
Adapted:
Sibley, David Allen
Illustrator:
Sibley, David Allen
Author:
Behrens, Ken
Author:
Sibley, David Allen
Author:
Cox, Cameron
Author:
Dunne, Peter
Author:
Sibley, David
Author:
Dunne, Pete
With:
Sibley, David Allen
Author:
Sutton, Clay
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Birds of prey
Subject:
Hawks
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds -- North America -- Identification.
Subject:
Birds -- Identification.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Peterson Reference Guides
Publication Date:
April 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
900 color photos, 113 maps
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 3.26 lb

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This guide shows how to recognize hawks the way we recognize friends at a distance: by body shape, movements, and locale.
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