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H Is for Hawk
H Is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald
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Shocked by her father's unexpected death, lifelong falconer Helen Macdonald decides to take on training the fearsome goshawk, considered amongst the most difficult birds to train. This beautifully written and touching memoir traverses the obscure world... (read more)

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Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both a sign of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. Crow Planet is a call to experience the wildlife in our midst, reminding us that we don't have to head... (read more)

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The House of Owls
The House of Owls
by Tony Angell
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For a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home. The journals in which the author recorded his... (read more)

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Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
by John Marzluff and Tony Angell
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Stan Coren’s groundbreaking The Intelligence of Dogs meets Bernd Heinrich’s classic Mind of the Raven in this astonishing, beautifully illustrated look at the uncanny intelligence and emotions of crows. New research indicates that crows are... (read more)

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In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders & Their Guides
In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders & Their Guides
by Thomas R Dunlap
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America is a nation of ardent, knowledgeable birdwatchers. But how did it become so? And what role did the field guide play in our passion for spotting, watching, and describing birds? In the Field, Among the Feathered tells the history of field guides... (read more)

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Eagle (Reaktion Books - Animal)
Eagle (Reaktion Books - Animal)
by Janine Rogers
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A symbol of power, divinity, war, and justice, the eagle has been one of the most dominant birds in the human imagination for millennia. Exploring the rich history of this bird and its portrayal in art, film, literature, and poetry, this book examines... (read more)

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The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)
The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)
by J A Baker
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The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and... (read more)

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Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
by Stacey Obrien
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On Valentineand#8217;s Day 1985, biologist Stacey Oand#8217;Brien adopted Wesley, a baby barn owl with an injured wing who could not have survived in the wild. Over the next nineteen years, Oand#8217;Brien studied Wesleyand#8217;s strange habits with... (read more)

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The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors (Crossley Id Guides)
The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors (Crossley Id Guides)
by Richard Crossley
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Praise for The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds:"The Crossley ID Guide is an interesting, multi-dimensional, unique take on a bird guide that delivers to a high standard for a specific target audience."--Alan... (read more)

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In the Company of Crows and Ravens
In the Company of Crows and Ravens
by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell
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The pigeon is the quintessential city bird. Domesticated thousands of years ago as a messenger and a source of food, its presence on our sidewalks is so common that people consider the bird a nuisanceandmdash;if they notice it at all. Yet pigeons are... (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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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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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl
by Martin Windrow
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The story of an odd couple — a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen years Martin Windrow was a war historian with little experience with pets when he adopted an owl the size of a corncob. Adorable but with... (read more)

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The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature
The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature
by Jonathan Rosen
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We are all birdwatchers. Over cities and jungles and open plains, the sky is animated by the flight of birds, and their presence reminds us of the wild element of life on earth that can never be suppressed. In The Life of the Skies, Jonathan Rosen... (read more)

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Charley Harper Birds and Words
Charley Harper Birds and Words
by Charley Harper
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Who knew birds could be so stylish? Charlie Harper's birds look like they just flew in from some future that was dreamed up in a 1960s living room. Also, the text is charming, hilarious, and weird enough for a double take.... (read more)

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The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
by Mark Obmascik
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Every January 1, a quirky crowd storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year—a grand, expensive, and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would become a... (read more)

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Hawks From Every Angle
Hawks From Every Angle
by Jerry Liguori
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Among the world's most popular birds, hawks can be some of the most difficult birds to identify. They're most often seen flying high above and at a distance. In the first edition of Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton presented a... (read more)

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Bird-Watcher's Bible: A Complete Treasury
Bird-Watcher's Bible: A Complete Treasury
by Jonathan Alderfer
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"This book is a treasure trove of colorful paintings and photographs, interesting sidebars, top-ten lists... worth its considerable price for the artwork alone. A browser’s delight... This book should have wide appeal for all birders and bird... (read more)

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Songbird Journeys : Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds (06 Edition)
Songbird Journeys : Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds (06 Edition)
by Miyoko Chu
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Until recently, little was known about the lives of songbirds during their travels from autumn until spring. Now scientists have documented mass migrations over the Gulf of Mexico, identified the voices of migrants in the night sky, and showed how... (read more)

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Peterson Reference Guides: Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds (Peterson Reference Guides)
Peterson Reference Guides: Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds (Peterson Reference Guides)
by Kevin T. Karlson
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A highly visual guide to identifying birds in the field based on the important, unchanging features of size, shape, structure, and behavior Birding is an extremely rewarding and fun hobby, but some situations can be frustrating or unsuccessful because of... (read more)

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