x, 566 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
  • Foreword V Alphabetical quick reference to bird groups VI Acknowledgements IX Constructing the guide 1 Identifying birds 8 Birding in Australia 17 A guide for birders to the evolution and classification of Australian birds 23 Key to abbreviations and symbols 30 Species accounts 32 Checklist of species 532 Glossary 546 Index 549.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691173016 20170703
A new in-depth field guide to Australian birds The Australian avifauna is large, diverse, and spectacular, reflecting the continent's impressive habitats and evolutionary history. Looking at more than 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide on Australian birds available, and contains by far the best coverage of southern seabirds. With 249 color plates containing 4,000 stunning images, this book offers a far more in-depth treatment of subspecies, rarities, and overall plumage variation than comparative guides. The artwork meets the highest standards, and the text is rigorously accurate and current in terms of identification details, distribution, and status. The Australian Bird Guide sets a new bar for coverage of Australia's remarkable avifauna and is indispensable to all birders and naturalists interested in this area of the world, including the southern oceans. * Brand-new guide with an attractive look and design*249 color plates containing 4,000 superb images by some of the most talented illustrators working in Australia today* Every bird species in Australia is covered (more than 900), including subspecies and rarities* Up-to-date maps reflect the latest information on distribution* Accurate and detailed text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691173016 20170703
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xi, 211 pages : maps, color illustrations ; 22 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiv, 474 pages ; 22 cm
"A site guide and field guide to the birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Site guide includes maps, directions, photos, and birds likely to be found. Field guide includes illustrations and describes plumage, similar species, vocalizations, status, and range"-- Provided by publisher.
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443 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
  • Introduction 6 Species descriptions 12 Swans 12 Geese 14 Shelducks 21 Dabbling ducks 22 Whistling ducks 28 Diving ducks 28 Sea ducks 34 Stifftails 41 Vagrant and exotic ducks 42 Gamebirds 45 Divers (Loons) 55 Grebes 58 Shearwaters and petrels 61 Storm-petrels 66 Rare petrels and albatrosses 67 Frigatebirds 75 Tropicbirds 76 Gannets and boobies 77 Pelicans 80 Cormorants 81 Herons, bitterns and egrets 83 Storks 93 Spoonbills and ibises 94 Spoonbills and storks 96 Flamingos 97 Honey-buzzards 99 Buzzards 101 Snake eagles 105 Kites 106 Vultures 108 Harriers 113 Eagles 117 Osprey and Black-shouldered Kite 126 Accipiters 127 Falcons 129 Rails, crakes and gallinules 137 Cranes 143 Bustards 145 Oystercatcher and Turnstone 148 Stilts and avocets 149 Stone-curlews and coursers 150 Pratincoles 151 Plovers and lapwings 153 Sandpipers 162 Woodcocks and snipes 173 Dowitchers and Upland Sandpiper 176 Godwits 177 Curlews 178 Larger sandpipers 180 Phalaropes 185 Skuas (Jaegers) 187 Gulls 190 Terns 211 Auks 222 Sandgrouse 227 Pigeons and doves 229 Parakeets 234 Cuckoos 235 Owls 238 Nightjars 246 Swifts 248 Contents Kingfishers 251 Rollers 253 Bee-eaters 254 Hoopoe 255 Woodpeckers 256 Larks 262 Swallows and martins 269 Pipits 274 Wagtails 279 Accentors 284 Wren and Dipper 286 Robins and chats 287 Redstarts 291 Stonechats 295 Wheatears 298 Rock thrushes 303 Thrushes 304 Bush warblers and cisticolas 311 Grasshopper warblers 312 Reed warblers 315 Tree warblers 320 Sylvia warblers 324 Leaf warblers 333 Crests 341 Old World flycatchers 343 Tyrant flycatchers 348 Penduline tit and leiothrix 350 Reedling and parrotbill 351 Long-tailed tit 352 Tits 353 Nuthatches 358 Treecreepers 360 Wallcreeper and Golden Oriole 361 Shrikes 362 Crows and jays 370 Starlings 377 Waxwings 379 Bulbuls and mynas 381 Sparrows 382 Introduced exotic finches 386 Finches 389 Buntings 404 Vagrant Nearctic passerines 417 New World warblers 433 Index 434 Photographic credits 444.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172439 20170515
The first comprehensive field guide to every bird species in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is the first comprehensive pocket-sized photographic field guide to every bird species in Europe--this includes winter visitors and common migrants but also all rarities to the region, even if they have been recorded only once. The guide also covers hypothetical species--those that have a good chance of being recorded due to such factors as range expansion and changing weather patterns. The book's 2,200 stunning color photographs mean that every species is pictured, making field identification quick and easy. Succinct text covers key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution, and distribution maps are provided for regular breeding species. Particular attention and details are given to help differentiate similar-looking species. Lavishly illustrated, up-to-date, and wide-ranging, Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is an essential field guide for every naturalist and birder. * First comprehensive field guide to all species recorded in Europe: resident, winter visitor, common migrant, and rarity*860 species covered using 2,200 photographs* Includes every species from North Africa and the Middle East to have occurred in Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172439 20170515
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5. Birds of Venezuela [2017]

592 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
Covering the sixth largest avifauna in the world, this important new guide is essential for anyone exploring the diverse habitats of this beautiful South American country as well as Guyana, northern Brazil and west Suriname. Birds of Venezuela - complete with authoritative text and superb colour plates - will ensure that this top birding destination is made accessible to all. This field guide has 248 colour plates illustrating more than 1,400 species, covering racial, sexual and seasonal plumage variations. Accompanying text is placed on facing pages for easy reference providing key information, voice and status of all species and subspecies found in the region, including Venezuela's 45 endemic species. Detailed colour distribution maps are provided for every species.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781408105351 20170327
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xiv, 195 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • The resurrection of the Lord God Bird
  • The death list
  • The hermit and the hawk
  • The continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God Bird
  • The life list
  • The professor and the pigeon
  • The stunning conclusion of the continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God Bird
  • The Christmas count
  • The ghost of the goshawk.
After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct North American birds. How, he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we've failed to preserve in life? And so begins his yearlong journey to find out, one that leads him from bogs to art museums, from archives to Christmas Counts, until he at last comes as close to extinct birds as he ever will during a behind-the-scenes visit at the Chicago Field Museum. Heartbroken by the birds we've lost, Hollars takes refuge in those that remain. Armed with binoculars, a field guide, and knowledgeable friends, he begins his transition from budding birder to environmentally conscious citizen, a first step on a longer journey toward understanding the true tragedy of a bird's song silenced forever. Told with charm and wit, Flock Together is a remarkable memoir that shows how "knowing" the natural world-even just a small part-illuminates what it means to be a global citizen and how only by embracing our ecological responsibilities do we ever become fully human. A moving elegy to birds we've lost, Hollars's exploration of what we can learn from extinct species will resonate in the minds of readers long beyond the final page.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803296428 20170213
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448 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
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171 pages ; 16 cm
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792 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm
  • Introduction 4 Descriptive Text 14 Vagrants And Doubtful Species 712 Acknowledgements 724 Bibliography 727 Descriptive Parts Of A Bird 732 A Glossary Of Ornithological Terms 733 Checklist: Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent 736 Index 773 Maps 789.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691176499 20170605
This is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the birds of the entire Indian subcontinent. Every distinct species and subspecies--some 1,375 in all--is covered with photographs, text, and maps. The guide features more than 4,000 stunning photographs, many never before published, which have been carefully selected to illustrate key identification features of each species. The up-to-date facing-page text includes concise descriptions of plumage, voice, range, habitat, and recent taxonomic changes. Each species has a detailed map reflecting the latest distribution information and containing notes on status and population density. The guide also features an introduction that provides an overview of birdlife and a brief history of ornithology in India and its neighbors. The result is an encyclopedic photographic guide that is essential for everyone birding anywhere in the subcontinent. * Covers all 1,375 subcontinental bird species* Features more than 4,000 stunning photographs to aid quick field identification* Includes up-to-date facing-page text and range maps* Contains concise descriptions of plumage, voice, habitat, and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691176499 20170605
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xvi, 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Birds are renowned for their exceptional vision and the way that this enables them to survive and navigate the world in such a unique way. However, it is now recognised that avian behaviour is guided by information drawn from many different senses which are then used in integrated and complementary ways to answer the many different sensory challenges posed by specific environments and particular tasks. Understanding how sensory information is used by birds has important applications in conservation, such as providing vital insights into why birds are prone to collisions with structures like power lines and wind turbines, and why so many diving birds become entrapped in nets. A sensory ecology approach suggests how these problems can be mitigated. The Sensory Ecology of Birds ranges widely across species, environments, and behaviours to present a synthesis that challenges previous assumptions about the information that controls the behaviour of birds. A bird may use a wide range and combination of sensory information that comes from sight, hearing, smell, mechanoreception, taste, and magnetoreception. It may also include specific refinements of senses, such as echolocation and remote touch from the bill. The book recognises that there are many complex and subtle trade-offs and complementarities of information between different types of sensory information. This accessible text will be of interest to a wide ornithological readership, from undergraduates to researchers as well as a broader audience of behavioural ecologists and evolutionary biologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199694549 20170502
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xvii, 289 pages ; 25 cm
  • Red Kites and wind farms - telemetry data from the core breeding range.- Unforeseen responses of a breeding seabird to the construction of an offshore wind farm.- A large-scale, multispecies assessment of avian mortality rates at land-based wind turbines in northern Germany.- A method to assess the population-level consequences of wind energy on bird and bat species.- Bat activity at nacelle height over forest.- Bird mortality in two Dutch wind farms: effects of location, spatial design and interactions with powerlines.- Radar assisted shutdown on demand ensures zero soaring bird mortality at a wind farm located in a migratory flyway.- Mitigating bat mortality with turbine-specific curtailment algorithms: a model based approach.- Is there a State-of-the-Art to Reduce Pile-Driving Noise?.- The Challenges of Repowering in the Context of Wildlife Impacts.- Wind farms in areas of high ornithological value - conflicts, solutions, challenges: the case of Thrace, Greece.- Introducing a New Avian Sensitivity Mapping Tool to Support the Siting of Wind Farms in the Middle East and Northeast Africa.- A framework for assessing ecological and cumulative effects (FAECE) of offshore wind farms on birds, bats and marine mammals in the southern North Sea.- Wind turbines and birds in Germany - examples of current knowledge, new insights and remaining gaps.- Future research directions to reconcile wind-wildlife interactions.- Sharing Information on Environmental Effects of Wind Energy Development: WREN Hub.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319512709 20170717
This book presents a selection of new insights in understanding and mitigating impacts on wildlife and their habitats. Topics such as, species behaviour and responses; collision risk and fatality estimation; landscape features and gradients, are considered. Other chapters in the book cover the results of current research on mitigation; compensation; effectiveness of measures; monitoring and long-term effects; planning and siting. Examples are given of current research on shutdown on demand and curtailment algorithms. By identifying what we have learned so far, and which predominate uncertainties and gaps remain for future research, this book contributes to the most up to date knowledge on research and management options. This book includes presentations from the Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife impacts (CWW15), March 2015, hosted by the Berlin Institute of Technology, which offered a platform to national and international participants to showcase the current state of knowledge in wind energy's wildlife implications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319512709 20170717
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xviii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I. What birds tell us about the natural world
  • Birds: the dinosaurs that made it
  • Hummingbirds: the magic of flight
  • Canaries and black-backed woodpeckers: birds as flying sentinels
  • A murmuring of birds: the extraordinary design of the flock
  • Part II. The gifts of birds
  • The power of a feather
  • From egg to table part one: the chicken
  • From egg to table part two: wild birds
  • The miracle of guano
  • Nature's cleanup crew
  • Part III. Discovering ourselves through birds
  • Bird brain, human brain
  • The surprisingly astute minds of ravens and crows
  • The secret language of birds
  • The bee-eaters: a modern family
  • Extreme physiologies: birds, the ultimate athletes
  • Part IV. Birds and the hope for a better future
  • Nature's hired men: putting birds to work
  • The city bird: from sidewalk to sky
  • The transformational power of birds
  • Birds as social workers
  • Expanding our senses
  • Epilogue: The future of birds.
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xxvi, 507 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm + 2 audio discs (sound ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • What is Intelligence Anyway? Definitions, Models, and Theories Learning Thought Emotion Consciousness Behavior Language, Culture, and Technology Adaptation, Instinct, and Intuition Heron Background Green Heron Great Blue Heron Black-crowned Night Heron Yellow-crowned Night Heron Discussion Canada Geese Background Characteristics Family Life and Daily Activities Seasonal Behaviors Individual Behaviors Discussion Mallard Duck Background Characteristics Family Life and Daily Activities Seasonal Behaviors Individual Behaviors Comparison of Mallard Duck and Canada Geese Behavior Discussion Ruby-throated Hummingbird Background Characteristics Family Life Individual Behaviors Discussion Cardinal Background Characteristics Family Life Individual Behaviors Discussion Budgerigar Background Characteristics Uzziel Precious Slate, Lilac, Sunflower, and Sky Other Interesting, Surprising, and Amusing Behaviors Discussion Zebra Finches Background Characteristics Adult Zebra Finch Behaviors Development and Behavior of Zebra Finch Nestlings (0-3 months) Discussion Meyer's Parrot and Red-Bellied Parrot Background Characteristics Squeaky Sydney Discussion Indian Ringneck Parakeet Background Characteristics Maku Snapdragon Bluebell Dusty Discussion Mitred Conure Background Characteristics Rudy Buster Discussion Avian Communication Patterns Background Mallard Duck Ice Medley, Disk 1 Track 1 Canada Geese Winter Song, Disk 1 Track 2 Canada Goslings, Disk 1 Track 3 Zebra Finch Phonics, Disk 1, Track 4 Indian Ringneck Parakeet Roundtable, Disk 2 Track 1 Meyer's Parrot Beeps and Whistles, Disk 2 Track 2 Mitred Conure Chortling, Disk 2 Track 3 Budgerigar Morning Chorus, Disk 2 Track 4 Epilogue Appendices Glossary Bibliography Observation Locations and Populations Budgerigars and Children: A Tribute to Perky External factors to consider when giving a bird a medical exam.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498748421 20160815
Unlike any other book, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, behavior, and individuality. Preferences, choices, motivation, and habits of species, flocks, and individual birds are discussed and compared. This book investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. Daily, seasonal, and play activities, creativity, reasoning abilities, problem-solving skills, social interaction, life stages, and communication patterns are described, and a distinction is made between vocalizations that are learned and those that are inherited. The behavior and intelligence of both wild and pet birds is compared, and unlike other books, entire chapters are devoted to a single species.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498748421 20160815
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15. Avian medicine [2016]

xii, 699 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • 1. Housing, Environment and Public Awareness 2. Avian Intelligence, Clinical Behavior and Welfare 3. Nutrition and Nutritional Management 4. Capture and Handling 5. The Clinical Examination 6. Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostic Examination 7. Anesthesia and Analgesia 8. Medical, Nursing and Cosmetic Procedures 9. Trauma-Related Medical Conditions 10. Management-Related Medical Conditions 11. Soft Tissue Surgery 12. Orthopedic Surgery 13. Systemic Diseases 14. Infectious Diseases 15. Reproduction 16. Post-Mortem Examination 17. Forensic Investigations in Avian Medicine Appendices Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780723438328 20160619
Combining the in-depth coverage of a text with the practicality of a clinical manual and the visual detail of an atlas, Avian Medicine, 3rd Edition is the complete, all-in-one guide to every aspect of avian care. Written by some of the world's leading authorities in avian medicine, this highly illustrated reference covers a wide variety of avian species - including psittacines, raptors, bustards, parrots, finches, and more. Comprehensive coverage includes issues ranging from the basic aspects of patient management to the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques. Plus, with more illustrations, a wealth of practical advice, and the latest information on cutting-edge treatments and procedures incorporated into this new edition, today's general clinician will be fully equipped to effectively and confidently care for all birds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780723438328 20160619
Science Library (Li and Ma)
280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / by Scott Weidensaul
  • Introduction : It's tough to be a bird
  • Birds, beaks, and bellies : the whys and wherefores of foraging
  • Can you see UV? : how birds employ their sensory abilities
  • Ups and downs : the animals that conquered the air
  • Travel hither and yon : migration and navigation in an endless sky
  • Weather survival strategies : enduring heat, cold, wind, and rain
  • Bird communities : how birds live together
  • Human influences : what we do to birds.
When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don't see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. In Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs, ornithologist Roger Lederer guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, who manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of their plumage in winter. Or urban birds who navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more. Roger Lederer has studied bird behaviour for more than thirty years. In Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs he shares this knowledge in an entertaining and eye-opening way that will be widely embraced by birders and nature lovers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781604696486 20160808
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318 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments 8 Introduction 10 Wide-Angle Birding: Be the Bird, See the Bird 11 Becoming a "Good Birder": Understanding the Basics 12 Birding Mentors 26 Why Birding Is Cool 26 Waterbirds Loons 29 Swans 45 Mallard and Monochromatic "Mallards" 57 White Herons 69 Coastal Birds Eiders 83 Brachyramphus Murrelets 93 Pacific Cormorants 103 Seabirds Sulids: Northern Gannet and Boobies 115 Tropical Terns 129 Atlantic Gadflies 137 Large Shorebirds Curlews 149 Godwits 161 Skulkers Marsh Sparrows 175 Small Wrens (Troglodytes and Cistothorus) 187 Birds of Forest and Edge Accipiters 199 American Rosefinches 211 Aerial Insectivores Swifts 221 Night Birds Screech-Owls: An "Otus" and the Megascops 231 Nighthawks 241 Open-Country Birds Yellow-bellied Kingbirds 253 Black Corvids: Crows and Ravens 265 Pipits 281 Longspurs 293 Cowbirds 303 Index 312.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field--quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy--parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds. Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach. * Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification* Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds* Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques* Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding* Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
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192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
  • Foreword 8 Introduction 10 1 From Bird Brain to Feathered Ape 16 2 Where Did I Hide that Worm? 40 3 Getting the Message Across 64 4 Feathered Friends (and Enemies) 88 5 The Right Tool for the Job 112 6 Know Thyself, and Other 136 7 No Longer Bird-Brains 160 Glossary 185 References 186 Further Reading & Index 188 Acknowledgements 192.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691165172 20161010
Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time when birds were seen as simple instinct machines responding only to stimuli in their external worlds, we now know that some birds have complex internal worlds as well. This beautifully illustrated book provides an engaging exploration of the avian mind, revealing how science is exploding one of the most widespread myths about our feathered friends--and changing the way we think about intelligence in other animals as well. Bird Brain looks at the structures and functions of the avian brain, and describes the extraordinary behaviors that different types of avian intelligence give rise to. It offers insights into crows, jays, magpies, and other corvids--the "masterminds" of the avian world--as well as parrots and some less-studied species from around the world. This lively and accessible book shows how birds have sophisticated brains with abilities previously thought to be uniquely human, such as mental time travel, self-recognition, empathy, problem solving, imagination, and insight. Written by a leading expert and featuring a foreword by Frans de Waal, renowned for his work on animal intelligence, Bird Brain shines critical new light on the mental lives of birds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691165172 20161010
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ix, 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)

20. Birds in trouble [2016]

xvii, 200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • The importance of bird habitat
  • What can be done to help birds
  • Species accounts of birds in trouble
  • Trumpeter swan
  • Gunnison sage-grouse and Greater sage-grouse
  • Greater prairie-chicken and Lesser prairie-chicken
  • Yellow-billed loon
  • Clark's grebe
  • Black-capped petrel and Bermuda petrel
  • Ashy storm-petrel
  • Reddish egret
  • Ferruginous hawk
  • Yellow rail and black rail
  • Whooping crane
  • Snowy plover and Piping plover
  • Mountain plover
  • Wandering tattler
  • Bristle-thighed curlew
  • Long-billed curlew
  • Hudsonian godwit
  • Red knot
  • Buff-breasted sandpiper
  • Kittlitz's , Xantus's (now Scripps's murrelet and Guadalupe murrelet), and Craveri's murrelets
  • Ivory gull
  • Flammulated owl
  • Spotted owl
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker
  • Red-crowned parrot
  • Black-capped vireo
  • Florida scrub-jay and Island scrub-jay
  • California gnatcatcher
  • Bicknell's thrush
  • McKay's bunting
  • Colima warbler
  • Kirtland's warbler
  • Cerulean warbler
  • Golden-cheeked warbler
  • Brown-capped rosy-finch and Black rosy-finch
  • Helping everyday birds
  • Appendix 1. Species population estimates
  • Appendix 2. Status of birds in trouble
  • Appendix 3. Status of birds under the Endangered Species Act.
As oil was washing up on the shores of Louisiana, coveringshorebirds and their nests and eggs after the Deepwater Horizondisaster, Lynn Barber decided to write this book to heightenawareness, not only of the plight of bird species that are decliningin numbers every year, but also of the ways in which the birds wesee every day may also face the same fate. First explaining the idea of birds "in trouble"-and what thatmeans in terms of population, conservation status, and nationaland international designations-the book then turns to thehabitats that are important to birds, how they are affected bychanges in these habitats, and what ordinary people can do tohelp counter those negative effects. Barber then profiles forty-twospecies that are in trouble in the United States, discussing thelikely reasons why and what, if anything, we can do to improvetheir situations. Illustrated throughout with the author's signaturebird art, the book closes with a reminder about what we can doto insure that the birds we see every day in our yards, parks, andcommunities will remain with us.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623493592 20160704
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