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Hawks from Every Angle - How to Identify Raptors in Flight
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Hawks from Every Angle - How to Identify Raptors in Flight

By Jerry Liguori; Foreword by David A. Sibley

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0691118248 . HARDCOVER (not paperback). Princeton University 2005, 1st printing. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - brodart protective sleeve and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are all intact and clean other than light soiling to outer edge of pages and last index page. Partial paper split at spine inside front cover, but no loose pages. Pages otherwise unmarked, light age tanning to some page edges. Dustjacket itself is excellent, with no tears, however brodart sleeve has some scuffing and light scratches. This could be removed if desired. Profusely illustrated, mostly in colour. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Identifying hawks in flight is a tricky business. Across North America, tens of thousands of people gather every spring and fall at more than one thousand known hawk migration sites--from New Jersey's Cape May to California's Golden Gate. Yet, as many discover, a standard field guide, with its emphasis on plumage, is often of little help in identifying those raptors soaring, gliding, or flapping far, far away. Hawks from Every Angle takes hawk identification to new heights. It offers a fresh approach that literally looks at the birds from every angle, compares and contrasts deceptively similar species, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field. Jerry Liguori pinpoints innovative, field-tested identification traits for each species from the various angles that they are seen. Featuring 339 striking color photos on 68 color plates and 32 black & white photos, Hawks from Every Angle is unique in presenting a host of meticulously crafted pictures for each of the 19 species it covers in detail--the species most common to migration sites throughout the United States and Canada. All aspects of raptor identification are discussed, including plumage, shape, and flight style traits. For all birders who follow hawk migration and have found themselves wondering if the raptor in the sky matches the one in the guide, Hawks from Every Angle--distilling an expert's years of experience for the first time into a comprehensive array of truly useful photos and other pointers for each species--is quite simply a must. (700,4-14) .

$59.95

Falcon Fever,   A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century
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Falcon Fever, A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century

By Gallagher, Tim

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780618805754 . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; A boy, a medieval emperor, and an obsession that wouldn't quit. What is so compelling about falconry? To find an answer, Tim Gallagher mines his lifelong obsession with falcons in this engaging volume, interweaving memoir, history, and travelogue. An entire subculture exists outside the mainstream of American society consisting of obsessed individuals (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. And film writer Tony Huston among them) who still use the ancient training techniques and language of falconry. Gallagher finds that his personal story connects on many levels with that of Frederick II, the thirteenth-century Holy Roman Emperor, legendary falconer, and notorious freethinker, who brought the full wrath of the medieval Church down upon his dynasty. While following Frederick’s footsteps through southern Italy, Gallagher ponders his personal history as well. What salve to his spirit did falconry provide when it ignited his passion at age twelve? Beset by a turbulent childhood dominated by a brutal and violent father, Gallagher turned to this sport for emotional release. He offers us a unique glimpse into contemporary falconry, and the result is a surprisingly frank and revealing personal story. (462noto, 0211) .

$6.00

BUILD YOUR OWN BIRDHOUSES AND FEEDERS  From Simple, Natural Designs to  Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders
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BUILD YOUR OWN BIRDHOUSES AND FEEDERS From Simple, Natural Designs to Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders

By Perkins, John

Firefly Books. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 155209135x . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Light edge & corner wear to laminate on covers. Profusely illustrated in colour. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages; Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders features a wide range of designs suitable for all skill levels and space limitations, from a very easy box feeder for a small balcony to the challenge of a magnificent bird mansion for a large garden. The 25 projects appeal to a variety of tastes, ranging from a traditional Victorian townhouse, to a tonguein-cheek Wild West saloon, to a medieval tournament tent. Each project includes: Detailed designs with acolor photo of the finished item Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations Enlarged and technical diagrams in color List of recommended materials Advice on choosing a location for best results. [662] .

$10.50

THE ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF ALBERTA
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THE ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF ALBERTA

By Glen P. Semenchuk (editor)

Federation of Alberta Naturalists. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0969613407 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, small amount of light spotting outer edge of pages. Pages clean and unmarked other than one earmark seen and small checkmark on endpage corner, a little bumping at corners. Outer corner of a small section of pages was accidently bent over and now is somewhat creased. Jacket has light scuffing, light edge creasing/wrinkling and a few tiny corner tears. " After five years of extensive field research by over 1000 volunteers, the Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta has emerged in beautiful, large, hard cover format. Ideal for the experienced "birder" and the casual backyard bird watcher. The heart of the Atlas is comprised of province wide distribution maps that clearly show where each species breeds, throughout the different Alberta natural regions. A historic volume, the Atlas contains unprecedented baseline information of great value to the understanding and preservation of bird diversity in Alberta. The Atlas is a must for anyone concerned with the status of birds in Alberta. Includes more than 250 professionally reviewed species accounts with: Current distribution information, areas of concentration, range limits and changes from historical ranges More than 250 full color photographs etc...." (1830) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 391 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, near 5 lbs wrapped, extra postage will be required. ) .

$45.00

PEREGRINE FALCONS
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PEREGRINE FALCONS

By Savage, Candace

Douglas & McIntyre. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 1550540106 . Hc/DJ - Near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, couple tiny edge dents and a little bumping at spine ends. Jacket has light edgewear, a few small edge tears and moderate scuffing; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 145 pages; "On the wings of her two magnificent books about grizzly bears and wolves, the Canadian naturalist Candace Savage presents Peregrine Falcons with her usual solid science writing and poignant, powerful photos. The resurrection of this predator by captive breeding and careful release after the DDT crisis nearly wiped out the species stands as one of the great triumphs of conservation." (*Note - due to weight, extra postage will be required to most locations) [1100] .

$30.95

CANADIAN FEATHERS  A Loon-atics Guide to Anting, Mimicry and Dump-nesting
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CANADIAN FEATHERS A Loon-atics Guide to Anting, Mimicry and Dump-nesting

By Bumstead, Pat E.

Simply Wild Publications, Inc.. Very Good+. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 0968927807 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition, clean and tight pages. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has light scuffing and a small amount of soiling outer edge of pages. A smorgasbord of little-known facts and interesting tidbits on the birds of Canada. Includes details on characteristics , behaviour, diet, reproduction and family status of 426 bird species found in Canada. [855]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages .

$14.95

PEREGRINE FALCONS
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PEREGRINE FALCONS

By Savage, Candace

Douglas & McIntyre. Good in Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 1550540106 . Ex-library book but still in good condition, usual ex-lib type markings, laminate was scuffed and has been removed. Pages are tight and clean other than a bit of ink rubbing on a few pages and occasional light wrinkling. Jacket has scuffing, light edgewear/curling and two taped tears, one on front, one on rear. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 145 pages; (*Note - due to heavy weight, there will be addt'l ship charges to some locations) [1135] .

$18.95

BOLT FROM THE BLUE  Wild Peregrines on the Hunt
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BOLT FROM THE BLUE Wild Peregrines on the Hunt

By Dekker, Dick

Hancock House Publishing. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0888394349 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, light edgewear to cover, slight soiling outer edge of pages. "The peregrine falcon, fastest creature on earth, stoops out of the blue to take its wary prey by surprise. Yet, this high drama is rarely witnessed by people. This book offers the unique accounts of a passionate expert who has seen more than 2,000 hunts by wild peregrines.....; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; A perceptive and personal narrative aimed at a wide readership, this book portrays the fabled falcon in a variety of landscapes, migrating over the prairies, caring for its young at the nest or wintering on the coast where it meets its nemesis, the mighty bald eagle...." [osl-260] .

$9.95

THE ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF ALBERTA
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THE ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF ALBERTA

By Glen P. Semenchuk (editor)

Federation of Alberta Naturalists. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0969613407 . An attractive copy, now in new brodart jacket. Ex-library book but condition is still very good, usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are all intact and clean other than minor spotting to outer edge of pages and a few indentations to top edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear and a little patchiness to original laminate, which is now covered by brodart. " After five years of extensive field research by over 1000 volunteers, the Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta has emerged in beautiful, large, hard cover format. Ideal for the experienced "birder" and the casual backyard bird watcher. The heart of the Atlas is comprised of province wide distribution maps that clearly show where each species breeds, throughout the different Alberta natural regions. A historic volume, the Atlas contains unprecedented baseline information of great value to the understanding and preservation of bird diversity in Alberta. The Atlas is a must for anyone concerned with the status of birds in Alberta. Includes more than 250 professionally reviewed species accounts with: Current distribution information, areas of concentration, range limits and changes from historical ranges More than 250 full color photographs etc...." (1835) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (*Note: due to heavy weight, near 5 lbs wrapped, extra postage will be required) .

$36.00

PRAIRIE WATER Watchable Wildlife At Beaverhills Lake, Alberta
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PRAIRIE WATER Watchable Wildlife At Beaverhills Lake, Alberta

By Dekker, Dick

Edmonton, AB: BST Publications. Very Good+. 1991. First Edition. 0969529708 . Softcover. Great condition - ex-library markings with sturdy laminated cover. Internal pages clean & tight. Cover has light edgewear & light scuffing. "Beaverhills Lake, near Tofield, Alberta, lies at the heart of one of North America's most important wetlands. The lake supports hundreds of plant and animal species in its still, shallow waters, undisturbed by boats or swimmers. An engaging text with beautiful full-colour photos, Prairie Water is a must-read for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. " [608]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$13.50

EAGLE'S PLUME The Struggle to Preserve the Life & Haunts of America's Bald  Eagle
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EAGLE'S PLUME The Struggle to Preserve the Life & Haunts of America's Bald Eagle

By Beans, Bruce E.

University of Nebraska Press. Very Good+. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 080326142X . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Only light wear overall - light soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean and tight, b/w illus. ; 8vo; From Publishers Weekly: Since 1970, action by government, organizations and individuals has brought the bald eagle from the brink of extinction to a measure of recovery; it is now listed as threatened instead of endangered. Environmental writer Beans here spins a captivating story of the eagle's significance in American culture and its current status in the American wilderness. In Florida, a retired Canadian banker spent more than 20 winters banding eaglets; in a New Jersey swamp, a biologist built an artificial nest to attract nesting birds; in the West, undercover agents of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service pursued a widespread traffic in eagle parts and feathers. Beans charts the eagle's comeback in New Jersey, Virginia and Florida; problems of habitat destruction and pollution remain. In Alaska, he finds the nation's greatest congregation of eagles on the Chilkat River, now a bald eagle preserve. An inspiring volume for the environmental bookshelf. (425-noto) .

$7.05

Robert Bateman, an Artist in Nature
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Robert Bateman, an Artist in Nature

By Rick Archbold, Rick (Text) , Robert Bateman

Viking Studio Books. Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670834262 . Viking 1st Ed. HC/DJ - Fine/Good. Hardcover is excellent, clean, no markings. Jacket has scuffing, light edgewear and a few small edge tears, not clipped. ...Bateman's remarkable skill at depicting a marvelous variety of birds and mammals within beautifully rendered landscapes has made him the most acclaimed wildlife artist in the world today. (Note: book is oversize and very heavy - extra postage may be required.); 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$25.50

ON THE BRINK, ENDANGERED SPECIES IN CANADA

By Burnett, J. A. ; Dauphine Jr, C. T. ; McCrindle, S. H. ; Mosquin, T.

Western Producer Prairie Books. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Internal pages unmarked except for small bookplate on 1st endpage. Jacket has light edgewear/scuffing. Attractive copy. Colour illustrations 192 pages. Covers pressing environmental issues & endangered species in Canada. Foreword by Candace Savage. (*Note: book is large & heavy - there will be an additional shipping charge) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$16.50

HUMMINGBIRDS, A WILDLIFE HANDBOOK

By Long, Kim

Johnson Nature Series. Very Good. 1997. Softcover. B/w & colour illustrations. Ex-library with laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers, very good condition - only light wear overall. Light soiling outer edge of pages. Back cover pulled away a bit but nothing is loose. Combination field guide, fact book & folklore. Contains a user friendly guide for species identification, hovering, territory, myths and legends, backyard attractions and predators, etc. (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo; 182 pages .

$6.80

SONG OF THE NORTH WIND A Story of the Snow Goose
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SONG OF THE NORTH WIND A Story of the Snow Goose

By Johnsgard, Paul A.

University of Nebraska Press. Very Good. 1979. First Edition. Softcover. 0803275528 . First Bison edition. Light edge & corner wear, one crease on front, light soiling outer edge of pages. Internal pages clean and tight. B/w illus. & photos. 150 pages. "A must read for every bird lover, Johnsgard's concise and informative account of the year in the life of a Snow Goose was truly an enjoyable read...." (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo .

$10.05

THE NATURE OF BIRDS
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THE NATURE OF BIRDS

By Forsyth, Adrian

Camden House. Near Fine. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. Great condition - only light wear overall. Interior clean & unmarked, a little sticker residue on front. 160. Full color - close-up photos throughout. A bird book like no other. Concentrating on behaviour rather than species identification, the book delves into why birds act the way they do. It will raise the pleasure of birding to new heights. Starting with scenes as common as a swampy rookery of blue herons or the antics of a nesting nuthatch, the author adds new meaning to the everyday experiences of birders around the world. Learn that: blue herons live in colonies so that members can follow the colony's most successful hunters on forays rather than risk failure on solo expeditions; female tree swallows commit mass murder against neighbouring offspring and females during nesting season; songbirds adjust their music to suit the acoustical characteristics of the surrounding terrain, and much more. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$15.50

WILD WINGS An Introduction to Birdwatching

By Fitzharris, Tim

Mcclelland and Stewart. Near Fine. 1992. Softcover. 0771031491 . Scarce Title. Excellent condition. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover and usual lib markings, only very light wear overall. Interior pages clean & tight. Lavishly illustrated in colour. 191 pages.Take an armchair birding tour of Canada and the U.S.. You'll visit wave-battered coastlines frequented by puffins and cormorants, hardwood forests alive with courting songbirds, and southern everglades teeming with herons and ibises. The author describes the natural history of many species, bird songs & field identification. There is also a special section on birdwatching hotspots across North America. ; 000991; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$11.00