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California Condors in the Pacific Northwest
California Condors in the Pacific Northwest
by Jesse Delia
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“The re-creation of a viable population of condors in the Northwest would constitute an achievement of substantial importance…This book goes a long way toward justifying such an effort.”   —Noel Snyder, retired U.S... (read more)

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Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song with CD (Audio)
Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song with CD (Audio)
by Lang Elliott
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We humans have strong emotional responses to the voices of the birds. Their songs can soothe the spirit and bring joy to our lives. They can also, like Poe's raven, arouse darker feelings. Listening to their melodic notes, we wonder, are birds really... (read more)

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In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
by Jerome Jackson
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In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is both a complete natural history of one of the most exciting and rare--perhaps even extinct--birds in the world, and a fascinating personal quest by the world's leading expert on the species. Jerome A. Jackson... (read more)

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On Rare Birds
On Rare Birds
by Anita Albus
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On Rare Birds is an endearing compilation of the history and extinction of several bird species, along with detailed accounts of many rare birds. Award-winning writer Anita Albus combines her education in natural history with investigative reporting,... (read more)

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The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds
by David Attenborough
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Based on the spectacular ten-part program on PBS, The Life of Birds is David Attenborough at his characteristic best: presenting the drama, beauty, and eccentricities of the natural world with unusual flair and intelligence. The renowned writer and... (read more)

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Where have all the birds gone? :essays on the biology and conservation of birds that migrate to the American tropics
Where have all the birds gone? :essays on the biology and conservation of birds that migrate to the American tropics
by John Terborgh
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"Things are going wrong with our environment," writes John Terborgh, "even the parts of it that are nominally protected. If we wait until all the answers are in, we may find ourselves in a much worse predicament than if we had taken notice of the problem... (read more)

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Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse: A Guide to the Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Grouse, Guineafowl, Buttonquails, and Sandgrouse of the World
Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse: A Guide to the Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Grouse, Guineafowl, Buttonquails, and Sandgrouse of the World
by Steve Madge
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"This long-awaited book seems destined to be the authoritative work for years to come on this large and diverse group, which runs the gamut from some of the most familiar to some of the least-known, most spectacular, and most threatened of the world's... (read more)

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The Songs of Wild Birds with CD (Audio)
The Songs of Wild Birds with CD (Audio)
by Lang Elliott
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The Songs of Wild Birds is a unique introduction to the voices of more than fifty native birds. Along with beautiful songbirds, the book features owls, rails, bitterns, snipe, and a host of lesser-known birds that make strange, curious, or bizarre sounds.... (read more)

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Last of the Curlews
Last of the Curlews
by Fred Bodsworth
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In this conservation classic, originally published fifty-five years ago, Fred Bodsworth tells the story of a solitary Eskimo curlews perilous migration and search for a mate. The lone survivor comes to stand for the entirety of a species on the brink of... (read more)

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Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction
Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction
by John. Moir
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Return of the Condor is a riveting account of one of the most dramatic attempts to save a species from extinction in the history of modern conservation. The California condor, North Americas largest bird, lives 50 years or more, is highly intelligent... (read more)

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The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
by Tim Gallagher
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What is it about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker? Why does this supposedly long-extinct bird arouse such an amazing level of interest and dedication in its devotees, who range from respected researchers and naturalists to Loch Ness monster fanatics and Elvis... (read more)

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Amazing Hummingbirds: Unique Images and Characteristics
Amazing Hummingbirds: Unique Images and Characteristics
by Stan Tekiela
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Award-winning author/photographer Stan Tekielaís book demonstrates why hummingbirds are among the most beloved backyard visitors. Page upon page of unique photos and fascinating details blend together to present the hummingbird like never before.... (read more)

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The Complete Book of Hummingbirds
The Complete Book of Hummingbirds
by Tony Tilford
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Hummingbird plumage comes in all colors—emerald, ruby, sapphire, azure, garnet, and topaz—no wonder theyre often called “jewels in flight.” Discover these remarkable little birds in The Complete Book of Hummingbirds by avian expert... (read more)

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Aloft: A Meditation on Pigeons & Pigeon-Flying
Aloft: A Meditation on Pigeons & Pigeon-Flying
by Stephen Bodio
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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 flying and pigeon breeding... (read more)

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Corvus: A Life with Birds
Corvus: A Life with Birds
by Esther Woolfson
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Ever since her daughter rescued a fledgling rook years ago, Esther Woolfson has been fascinated with corvids, the bird group that includes crows, rooks, magpies, and ravens. Today, the rook, named Chicken, is a member of the Woolfson family, along with a... (read more)

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Hawk Ridge: Minnesota's Birds of Prey
Hawk Ridge: Minnesota's Birds of Prey
by Laura Erickson
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Was Caesar like the eagle because of his aquiline (from aquila, for “eagle” in Latin) nose, or does the eagle seem imperial because of his Caesar-like beak? Does the sharp vision of a “hawk-eyed” observer have any basis in nature?... (read more)

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Enjoying Hummingbirds: In the Wild & in Your Yard
Enjoying Hummingbirds: In the Wild & in Your Yard
by Larry Gates
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The hummingbird is one of the most attractive and popular birds in North America. Its small size, brilliant coloring, and ability to feed in flight make it a favorite backyard visitor. This colorful guide describes the fascinating life in the wild of a... (read more)

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Return of the Eagle: How America Saved Its National Symbol
Return of the Eagle: How America Saved Its National Symbol
by Greg Breining
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This is the story of how a nation reversed a “silent spring” and saved the bald eagle from extinction. This bird of prey was declared the national symbol in 1782 but, by the 1960s, pollution and development had wiped out all but a few dozen... (read more)

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The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird
The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird
by Bruce Barcott
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Caring for orphaned animals at her own zoo in the tropical country of Belize, Sharon Matola became one of Central Americas greatest wildlife defenders. And when powerful outside forces conspired with the local government to build a dam that would flood... (read more)

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Providence of a Sparrow: Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds
Providence of a Sparrow: Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds
by Chris Chester
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"There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow." — William Shakespeare, Hamlet B fell twenty-five feet from his nest into the life of Chris Chester. The encounter was providential for both of them. B and Chester spent hours together... (read more)

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