The Bird Watching Answer Book

The Bird Watching Answer Book Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9781603428064
Year 2009-11-04
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Learn the how’s and why’s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.

The Bird Watching Answer Book

The Bird Watching Answer Book Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9781603424523
Year 2009
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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A professional bird scientist answers real-life questions that people have sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology providing informative and answers on such subjects as migration, quirks and curiosities, common myths, and how to keep birds healthy.

The Bird Watching Answer Book

The Bird Watching Answer Book Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9781603424523
Year 2009
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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A professional bird scientist answers real-life questions that people have sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology providing informative and answers on such subjects as migration, quirks and curiosities, common myths, and how to keep birds healthy.

Into the Nest

Into the Nest Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9781612122304
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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See the intimate lives of birds as never before! Laura Erikson and Marie Read document the family lives of more than 50 common North American birds through breathtaking close-up photography. Stunning images of hummingbirds, owls, tanagers, and more showcase different stages of avian development and capture the loving bond that exists within each bird family. Bird enthusiasts of all feathers will cherish these beautiful images of courting, nest construction, eggs, nestlings, feeding time, and much more.

Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me

Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me Author Mike O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780807012543
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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A collection of humorous Q&As about everything you've always wanted to ask about birds and birding Mike O’Connor knows bird watchers as well as he knows birds. He knows that if you’re even slightly interested in identifying birds or attracting them to your backyard with a feeder, then you’ve also had your share of strange and silly questions about birds and their sometimes inexplicable behavior. In Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?, O’Connor applies his deep knowledge of all things avian to answer the questions that keep birders up at night. Questions like · Should you clean your birdhouses? · Do swallows have a feather fetish? · How much does it cost to run a heated birdbath? · Is drinking coffee bad for birds? Other questions O’Connor covers range from the practical (Should I rotate the seed in my feeder?) to the quirky (Why are vultures eating my vinyl screen door?) to the just plain adorable (Are those birds kissing or feeding each other?). And he also explains why bluebirds just don’t seem to like some people. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why Don t Woodpeckers Get Headaches

Why Don t Woodpeckers Get Headaches Author Mike O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780807085899
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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In 1983, Mike O'Connor opened the Bird Watcher's General Store on Cape Cod, which might well have been the first store devoted solely to birding in the United States. Since that time he has answered thousands of questions about birds, both at his store and while walking down the aisles of the supermarket. The questions have ranged from inquiries about individual species ("Are flamingos really real?") to what and when to feed birds ("Should I bring in my feeders for the summer?") to the down-and-dirty specifics of backyard birding ("Why are the birds dropping poop in my pool?"). Answering the questions has been easy; keeping a straight face has been hard. Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches? is the solution for the beginning birder who already has a book that explains the slight variation between Common Ground-Doves and Ruddy Ground-Doves but who is really much more interested in why birds sing at 4:30 A.M. instead of 7:00 A.M., or whether it's okay to feed bread to birds, or how birds rediscover your feeders so quickly when you've just filled them after a long vacation. Or, for that matter, whether flamingos are really real.

101 Ways to Help Birds

101 Ways to Help Birds Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 0811733025
Year 2006
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Offers advice on over 100 ways to help protect birds and their habitats, and explains how a pro-active approach to wildlife conservation can make a difference.

Am I Like You

Am I Like You Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 1943645035
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher
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A narrative fiction book with underlying science that empowers children to explore the world of birds and their unique personality traits and behaviors. "Am I Like You?" is a unique adventure of two young children who come upon different birds on their nature walk, each with different personalities and behaviors, just like themselves and other kidsa story of exploration into self-discovery, affinity and identity. Through the narrative, children will have the opportunity to see parts of themselves in wonderfully illustrated feathered friends, and ultimately be able to take a little quiz on AmILikeYou.com to see which birds they are most like. One young reader may be most like a Chickadee, highly curious, friendly, talkative, and smart; while another reader may be more like a Peregrine Falcon, solitary, shrewd, strong, and bold. "Am I Like You?" will help children discover things about themselves through this journey into nature and the birds they see outside their windows. "

To See Every Bird on Earth

To See Every Bird on Earth Author Dan Koeppel
ISBN-10 9781440627033
Year 2006-04-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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What drives a man to travel to sixty countries and spend a fortune to count birds? And what if that man is your father? Richard Koeppel’s obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every bird on earth, becoming a member of a subculture of competitive bird watchers worldwide all pursuing the same goal. Over twenty-five years, he collected over seven thousand species, becoming one of about ten people ever to do so. To See Every Bird on Earth explores the thrill of this chase, a crusade at the expense of all else—for the sake of making a check in a notebook. A riveting glimpse into a fascinating subculture, the book traces the love, loss, and reconnection between a father and son, and explains why birds are so critical to the human search for our place in the world. “Marvelous. I loved just about everything about this book.”—Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman “A lovingly told story . . . helps you understand what moves humans to seek escape in seemingly strange other worlds.”—Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak “Everyone has his or her addiction, and birdwatching is the drug of choice for the father of author Dan Koeppel, who writes affectionately but honestly about his father’s obsession.”—Audubon Magazine (editor’s choice) “As a glimpse into human behavior and family relationships, To See Every Bird on Earth is a rarity: a book about birding that nonbirders will find just as rewarding.”—Chicago Tribune

Secret Lives of Common Birds

Secret Lives of Common Birds Author Marie Read
ISBN-10 0547561768
Year 2005-09-12
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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All around us birds are going about their lives, offering us fascinating insights into how they survive and interact with one another, defending territories, courting mates, nesting, raising young, displaying, preening, feeding, and more. The difference between noticing and missing these secret lives is a little time, a relaxed mind, and some curiosity. An introduction to the world of bird behavior, Secret Lives of Common Birds explores many of the most important tasks in the lives of the familiar birds that enrich our lives. Wildlife photographer Marie Read has a knack for capturing the most intimate, often dramatic moments in the activities of birds. In this book, her beautiful photographs of birds in action are paired with engaging and informative descriptions of behaviors that anyone might observe in the backyard or at a local park, pond, or woodland. Her lighthearted writing style is a delight as the reader travels through the seasons of the year and discovers the secret lives of common birds.

All About Backyard Birds

All About Backyard Birds Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 194364506X
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher
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First in a series of beginner to novice birding books based on the #1 birding website (16MM unique users), AllAboutBirds.org from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority and voice for birders. All About Backyard Birds builds on the huge success of the Cornell Lab's renowned website to translate and deliver best-in-class content and proven user-friendly formats into print. Eastern/Central North America and Western North America versions each provide 120 of the most popular species in each region, filled with beautiful hand illustrations by Pedro Fernandes, charts and maps, and other easy tools that make All About Backyard Birds more approachable than other birding books to beginner and novice birders. All About Backyard Birds also includes a free download and tutorial of MERLIN�, an interactive GPS-based bird identification multimedia App, available on iTunes and Android stores (and already used by more than 1MM birders), plus our new FREE downloadable Bird QR book companion app to tap-to-listen to birds and learn more about special topics throughout the book. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a full 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of All About Backyard Birds goes directly to Cornell Lab to support projects such as children’s educational and community programs.

Behind the Binoculars

Behind the Binoculars Author Mark Avery
ISBN-10 9781784270513
Year 2015-07-20
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Pelagic Publishing Ltd
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How and why did our most acclaimed birdwatchers take up birding? What were their early experiences of nature? How have their professional birding careers developed? What motivates them and drives their passion for wildlife? How many birds have they seen? Mark Avery and Keith Betton, passionate birdwatchers and conservationists, interview members of the birdwatching community to answer these and many other questions about the lives of famous birdwatchers. They take you behind the scenes, and behind the binoculars, of a diverse range of birding and wildlife personalities. Behind the Binoculars includes interviews with: Chris Packham, Phil Hollom, Stuart Winter, Lee Evans, Steve Gantlett, Mark Cocker, Ian Wallace, Andy Clements, Mike Clarke, Debbie Pain, Keith Betton, Roger Riddington, Ian Newton, Steph Tyler, Mark Avery, Stephen Moss, Alan Davies and Ruth Miller, Rebecca Nason and Robert Gillmor.

All About Backyard Birds

All About Backyard Birds Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 1943645043
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher
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First in a series of beginner to novice birding books based on the #1 birding website (16MM unique users), AllAboutBirds.org from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority and voice for birders. All About Backyard Birds builds on the huge success of the Cornell Lab's renowned website to translate and deliver best-in-class content and proven user-friendly formats into print. Eastern/Central North America and Western North America versions each provide 120 of the most popular species in each region, filled with beautiful hand illustrations by Pedro Fernandes, charts and maps, and other easy tools that make All About Backyard Birds more approachable than other birding books to beginner and novice birders. All About Backyard Birds also includes a free download and tutorial of MERLIN�, an interactive GPS-based bird identification multimedia App, available on iTunes and Android stores (and already used by more than 1MM birders), plus our new FREE downloadable Bird QR book companion app to tap-to-listen to birds and learn more about special topics throughout the book. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a full 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of All About Backyard Birds goes directly to Cornell Lab to support projects such as children’s educational and community programs.

The Life of the Skies

The Life of the Skies Author Jonathan Rosen
ISBN-10 1429956038
Year 2008-12-23
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Aerial delights: A history of America as seen through the eyes of a bird-watcher John James Audubon arrived in America in 1803, when Thomas Jefferson was president, and lived long enough to see his friend Samuel Morse send a telegraphic message from his house in New York City in the 1840s. As a boy, Teddy Roosevelt learned taxidermy from a man who had sailed up the Missouri River with Audubon, and yet as president presided over America's entry into the twentieth century, in which our ability to destroy ourselves and the natural world was no longer metaphorical. Roosevelt, an avid birder, was born a hunter and died a conservationist. Today, forty-six million Americans are bird-watchers. The Life of the Skies is a genre-bending journey into the meaning of a pursuit born out of the tangled history of industrialization and nature longing. Jonathan Rosen set out on a quest not merely to see birds but to fathom their centrality—historical and literary, spiritual and scientific—to a culture torn between the desire both to conquer and to conserve. Rosen argues that bird-watching is nothing less than the real national pastime—indeed it is more than that, because the field of play is the earth itself. We are the players and the spectators, and the outcome—since bird and watcher are intimately connected—is literally a matter of life and death.

The Birds of London

The Birds of London Author Andrew Self
ISBN-10 9781472905147
Year 2014-02-27
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The parks, reservoirs, rooftops and gardens of London ? here defined as the area within 20 miles of St Paul's Cathedral ? have a surprisingly rich avifauna, including a healthy population of one of Britain's rarest breeders, the Black Redstart. The region also has a remarkable list of rarities ? in recent years Canary Wharf has proven to be a magnet for vagrants, while one of the very few British records of Tengmalm's Owl hails from Plaistow ? an unfortunate bird stoned to death by local urchins in 1877. Some species, like the Peregrine Falcon, Black-headed Gull and Ring-necked Parakeet, have seen their fortunes soar over recent decades; others, such as House Sparrow, have suffered a population collapse. While as recently as a century ago, the London area had breeding populations of birds such as Wryneck and Red-backed Shrike, which are now nationally extinct. The status, distribution and history of every species on the regional list is discussed in rich detail in this ebook, the first comprehensive avifauna for the London area ever published. The County Avifauna series provides detailed information on the range and status of bird species at county level.