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Kingbird Highway: The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand
Kingbird Highway: The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand
by Kenn Kaufman
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At sixteen, Kenn Kaufman dropped out of the high school where he was student council president and hit the road, hitching back and forth across America, from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Mexico. Maybe not all that unusual a thing to do in the seventies... (read more)

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The Roadrunner: The Tenth Anniversary Edition
The Roadrunner: The Tenth Anniversary Edition
by Wyman Meinzer
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The lifestyle of the roadrunner is vividly documented in this one-of-a-kind book. Wyman Meinzer's photographs and text provide a personal account of the years he spent observing the daily routine of several roadrunner families as the birds courted, mated,... (read more)

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Beautiful Owls: Portraits of Arresting Species
Beautiful Owls: Portraits of Arresting Species
by Marianne Taylor
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From Minerva's sacred companion to the intellectual leader of the 100 Acre Wood in Winnie the Pooh, these most mysterious members of the kingdom of birds have long been revered as feathery embodiments of wisdom and vigilance, as well as admired for... (read more)

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Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird
Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird
by Andrew D. Blechman
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Many people consider the ubiquitous pigeon to be a pest. But as Blechman demonstrates in his enjoyable and informative book, this much-maligned bird has served humans well for thousands of years.... (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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In the years since Chris Chester and his wife Rebecca rescued a featherless baby bird—a creature with all the initial appeal of "a testicle with a beak" —they’ve had plenty of time to consider and reconsider their eccentric... (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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The Complete Book of North American Owls
The Complete Book of North American Owls
by James R. Duncan, Dr.
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The Complete Book of North American Owls offers a rare, up-close look at one of the worlds most intriguing birds. From the silent, lethal swoop of a great horned owl as it swerves between northern pines to make a kill, to the pert bobbing of a pygmy owl... (read more)

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Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
by Stephen Brown
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Photographer Banerjee celebrates--in word and image--the birds who return each year to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to nest and how they link every point on the globe.... (read more)

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Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
by Candace Savage
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Who knew that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and tool users, that they have complex family lives not unlike our own, and that their vocalizations resemble human languages? This witty, charming book introduces readers to these endlessly... (read more)

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Why Birds Sing: A Journey's Into the Mystery of Birdsong
Why Birds Sing: A Journey's Into the Mystery of Birdsong
by David Rothenberg
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The astonishing variety and richness of birdsong is both an aesthetic and scientific mystery. Biologists have never been able to understand why birdsong displays are often so inventive and why so many species devote so many hours to singing. The standard... (read more)

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Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species
Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species
by Mira Tweti
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There are an estimated 50 million parrots in the United States today. Their intelligence and extraordinary personalities make them beloved members of the families that bring them into their homes. In Of Parrots and People, award-winning journalist and... (read more)

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story... with Wings
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story... with Wings
by Mark Bittner
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This is the inspiring story of how one man found his life's work and true love among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America's most picturesque urban settings — San Francisco. When a documentary filmmaker captures the story, Mark Bittner... (read more)

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Wood Ducks: A Pictorial Study
Wood Ducks: A Pictorial Study
by Tricia Veasey
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A close look at wood ducks with over 120 color photographs depicting them in various poses and settings. This joins Tricia Veasey's series of bird studies photographed in their natural habitats.... (read more)

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Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the Twenty-First Century
Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the Twenty-First Century
by Tim Gallagher
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Gallagher mines his lifelong obsession with falcons in this engaging volume, interweaving memoir, history, and travelogue.... (read more)

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Birdsong by the Seasons: A Year of Listening to Birds [With 2 CD's]
Birdsong by the Seasons: A Year of Listening to Birds [With 2 CD's]
by Donald Kroodsma
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Birdsong by the Seasons is a celebration of birdsong from January through December. The stories begin with a pileated woodpecker on New Year's Day; they unfold through the year, covering limpkins and scrub-jays in February in Florida, prairie birds in... (read more)

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Woodpeckers of North America
Woodpeckers of North America
by Frances Backhouse
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Indo-European expansion, the Exodus, Polynesian and Greek colonization, and the Romans A comprehensive, profusely illustrated natural history of all 28 North American species of woodpeckers. Medieval civilizations on the move -- Barbarians, Vikings... (read more)

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An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
by Jeff Guidry
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From the moment Jeff Guidry saw the emaciated baby eagle with broken wings, his life was changed. For weeks he and the staff at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center tended to the grievously injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered, and Jeff, a center volunteer... (read more)

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How Fast Can a Falcon Dive?: Fascinating Answers to Questions about Birds of Prey (Animal Q & A)
How Fast Can a Falcon Dive?: Fascinating Answers to Questions about Birds of Prey (Animal Q & A)
by Peter Capainolo
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How Fast Can a Falcon Dive? explores the world of raptors in a way that will appeal to bird lovers and biology enthusiasts alike. This colorful volume is complete with more than fifty-five color and black and white images from photographers and artists... (read more)

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The Mating Lives of Birds
The Mating Lives of Birds
by James Parry
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andlt;Pandgt;Birdsong may seem to us to be the purest expression of joy, but in fact when a male bird bursts into melodious song, he is warning off other males and advertising his availability to females. He may also engage in spectacular displays of... (read more)

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The Music of Wild Birds
The Music of Wild Birds
by Judy Pelikan
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F. Schyuler Matthews's Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music. A classic--updated and beautifully illustrated--this completely original field guide will strike a chord with birders everywhere.... (read more)

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