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Title Beaks Bones and Bird Songs
Author Roger Lederer
Publisher Timber Press
Release Date 2016-06-22
Category Nature
Total Pages 282
ISBN 9781604696486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society 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. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds, which navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Roger 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.

Birds by Roger J. Lederer

Title Birds
Author Roger J. Lederer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-10-03
Category Birds in art
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0233006079
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Birds, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Buttersworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings across time, taxa, geography, and artistic style - from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon, to Elizabeth Gould's nineteenth-century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson's ethereal watercolours - this book is a cornucopia of art and artists as diverse and beautiful as their subjects.

The Art Of The Bird by Roger J. Lederer

Title The Art of the Bird
Author Roger J. Lederer
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2019-09-25
Category Nature
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780226675190
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The human history of depicting birds dates to as many as 40,000 years ago, when Paleolithic artists took to cave walls to capture winged and other beasts. But the art form has reached its peak in the last four hundred years. In The Art of the Bird, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates this heyday of avian illustration in forty artists’ profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Butterworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings across time, taxa, geography, and artistic style—from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon, to Elizabeth Gould’s nineteenth-century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson’s ethereal watercolors—this book is feathered with art and artists as diverse and beautiful as their subjects. A soaring exploration of our fascination with the avian form, The Art of the Bird is a testament to the ways in which the intense observation inherent in both art and science reveals the mysteries of the natural world.

Title What the Robin Knows
Author Jon Young
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2012
Category Nature
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9780547451251
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings and messages. 35,000 first printing.

Title The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs
Author Andrea Pinnington
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-09-25
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 26
ISBN 0228100313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hear the songs and learn about 12 of North America's woodland birds. Being able to identify a bird's song is a skill that brings joy and fosters an appreciation of nature. Some bird songs are distinctive and easily recognized, like the common loon and wild turkey. Hawks as a group are distinctive but the individual species vary, as do the owls. Picking up the songs of a Black-capped Chickadee and a White-breasted Nuthatch, however, is not easy. That is where this enchanting book comes into its own. The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs features recordings of twelve bird songs from some of the best-known woodland species seen and heard in North America. It is an interactive board book that is ideal for curious young readers. The sturdy pages are easy to turn and the twelve song buttons, each with a portrait of the bird, are easy to activate. The high-quality sound module is encased in durable plastic and the one-inch (3-cm) speaker makes it easy to hear and differentiate the elements of the bird's song, such as pitch, tempo and trills. Beautiful lifelike illustrations aid in identifying the birds and a descriptive paragraph and facts panel provide information such as the time of day the bird is likely to sing, what it eats, behavior traits and how it constructs its nest. All twelve birds have winter or summer ranges in the United States or Canada. This means that readers are sure to see most if not all the birds in at least one season over the year. Red Crossbill Sharp-shinned Hawk Hermit Thrush Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Black-capped Chickadee Purple Finch Common Loon Barred Owl Red-eyed Vireo Wild Turkey White-breasted Nuthatch Downy Woodpecker. Birds can be hard to spot at the best of times and never more so than in the woods. Once you learn to recognize these bird sounds, a walk through the forest will never be the same. This partner to The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs is sure to become another family favorite.

Title Birds of the Pacific Northwest
Author John Shewey
Publisher Timber Press
Release Date 2017-03-01
Category Nature
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781604697858
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification. Detailed accounts of nearly 400 bird species, including common favorites and rare curiosities More than 870 spectacular photographs of relevant plumages and birds in flight Precise descriptions of voices, behaviors, and habitats Top birding sites in the Pacific Northwest Individual range maps, showing seasonal and migratory patterns Easy to use for beginners and experts alike

A Visual Guide To Birds by Sol90 Editorial Staff

Title A Visual Guide to Birds
Author Sol90 Editorial Staff
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date 2018-07-15
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 104
ISBN 9781538381861
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From beaks and flying styles to nests and dances, readers of this vibrant book will learn about the basic characteristics and fascinating variations of different bird species. They will become familiar with how different birds are born and develop, how birds migrate in different parts of the world, and how birds develop different strategies for defense against predators. In addition to the scientifically accurate and informative text, captivating visuals will introduce readers to the hoatzin of the Amazon, the grey crowned crane of eastern and southern Africa, the tawny frogmouth of Australia, and more. Readers will also connect to more common birds, learn about bird domestication, and realize the dangers that endangered species of birds face.

Title Must See Birds of the Pacific Northwest
Author Sarah Swanson
Publisher Timber Press
Release Date 2013-08-27
Category Nature
Total Pages 244
ISBN 9781604693379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a lively, practical guide that helps readers discover 85 of the region’s most extraordinary birds. Each bird profile includes notes on what they eat, where they migrate from, and where to find them in Washington and Oregon. Profiles also include stunning color photographs of each bird. Birds are grouped by what they are known for or where they are most likely to be found—like beach birds, urban birds, colorful birds, and killer birds. This is an accessible guide for casual birders, weekend warriors, and families looking for an outdoor experience. Eight easy-going birding weekends, including stops in Puget Sound, the Central Washington wine country, and the Klamath Basin, offer wonderful getaway ideas and make this a must-have guide for locals and visitors alike.

How Birds Work by Marianne Taylor

Title How Birds Work
Author Marianne Taylor
Publisher The Experiment
Release Date 2020-04-28
Category Nature
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781615196487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Engineered by evolution to thrive in the wild A tiny textbook to learn on your own How Birds Work goes beyond the typical field guide to show us not only what birds look like but why. Why do many owls have asymmetrical ear openings? (Hint: It helps them pinpoint prey; see page 40.) And why does the Grey Heron rest on one leg at a time? (Hint: Not because it’s tired; see page 66!) Birds boast a spectacular array of adaptations suited to their incredibly diverse diets and habitats. In this in-depth handbook, discover the ways they’re even more astounding than you know—inside and out. Detailed analysis and illustrations illuminate: Skeleton Muscles Circulation Digestion Respiration Reproduction Feathers Colors and Patterns And much, much more!

The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman

Title The Bird Way
Author Jennifer Ackerman
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-05-05
Category Nature
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780735223028
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds -- how they live and how they think. “There is the mammal way and there is the bird way.” But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviors they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries –– What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They are also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own: deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviors are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of, well, birdness: a mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own; a bird that collaborates in an extraordinary way with one species—ours—but parasitizes another in gruesome fashion; birds that give gifts and birds that steal; birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves; birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call—and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay, Jennifer Ackerman shows there is clearly no single bird way of being. In every respect, in plumage, form, song, flight, lifestyle, niche, and behavior, birds vary. It is what we love about them. As E.O Wilson once said, when you have seen one bird, you have not seen them all.

Title The Wildflowers of Bidwell Park
Author Roger J. Lederer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-08-21
Category
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1935807625
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Wildflowers of Bidwell Park points out some of the more interesting and common wildflowers of the 3670 acres of Bidwell Park. Some are rare, some abundant, some dull, some showy. The book's aim is not to identify every wildflower but to reveal to you the great variety of interesting wildflowers at your feet in the park. You will appreciate them much more after you get to know them. Of the almost 800 species of vascular plants in Bidwell Park, there are more than 300 species of wildflowers. Many are very similar and take an expert eye distinguish, so we have chosen 112 of the most common species to illustrate, but we mention or describe 273 total species.

Latin For Bird Lovers by Roger Lederer

Title Latin for Bird Lovers
Author Roger Lederer
Publisher Timber Press
Release Date 2014-04-22
Category Nature
Total Pages 223
ISBN 1604695463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Perfect for birdwatchers and nature lovers, this fascinating guide explores and explains more than 3,000 Latin words used to describe birds, profiles 12 great ornithologists and features beautiful illustrations.

The Complexity Of Bird Behaviour by Paul M. W. Hackett

Title The Complexity of Bird Behaviour
Author Paul M. W. Hackett
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2020-01-20
Category Science
Total Pages 203
ISBN 9783030121921
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents the facet theoretical framework as a tool for facilitating the conception of complex animal behaviour research and the design of research procedures through employing mapping sentences. Using the facet theoretical framework, this book takes a holistic view of bird behaviour. Components of bird behavior are identified and then reassembled to facilitate an understanding of the behaviour in the context of its natural occurrence. This provides new insight on both the parts of the behaviour and how these interact as a whole. The multi-faceted approach to designing, evaluating and understanding bird behavior presented offers a template that is adaptable for investigating a wide variety of avian species and different forms of behaviour. Behavioural biologists, animal and comparative psychologists, other natural and behavioural scientists, as well as students of these disciplines will find this book to be an interesting and enlightening read.

Into The Nest by Laura Erickson

Title Into the Nest
Author Laura Erickson
Publisher Storey Publishing
Release Date 2015-04-21
Category Nature
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781612122304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Birds Of Bidwell Park by Roger Lederer

Title The Birds of Bidwell Park
Author Roger Lederer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-08
Category
Total Pages 98
ISBN 1935807293
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unlike any other group of organisms, birds have official common English names and by custom, the names are capitalized. So we have the American Robin, Oak Titmouse, Northern Mockingbird, and Downy Woodpecker. The local jay is often mistakenly called a blue jay, but even though it is blue and is a jay, it is a Western Scrub Jay. The real Blue Jay lives mostly east of the Mississippi River. Author Roger Lederer and illustrator Carol Burr identify these characteristics for birdwatchers visiting Bidwell Park in Chico to observe over 100 species living there.

Modern Biology by V. B. Rastogi

Title Modern Biology
Author V. B. Rastogi
Publisher Pitambar Publishing
Release Date 1997
Category
Total Pages 508
ISBN 8120904427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title How to Know the Birds
Author Ted Floyd
Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date 2019-03-12
Category Nature
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781426220043
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Become a better birder with brief portraits of 200 top North American birds. This friendly, relatable book is a celebration of the art, science, and delights of bird-watching. How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors, settings, and seasonal cycles connect with shape, song, color, gender, age distinctions, and other features traditionally used to identify species. With short essays on 200 observable species, expert author Ted Floyd guides us through a year of becoming a better birder, each species representing another useful lesson: from explaining scientific nomenclature to noting how plumage changes with age, from chronicling migration patterns to noting hatchling habits. Dozens of endearing pencil sketches accompany Floyd's charming prose, making this book a unique blend of narrative and field guide. A pleasure for birders of all ages, this witty book promises solid lessons for the beginner and smiles of recognition for the seasoned nature lover.

Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead

Title Bird Sense
Author Tim Birkhead
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2012-04-24
Category Nature
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780802779687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other. Our affinity for birds is often said to be the result of shared senses--vision and hearing--but how exactly do their senses compare with our own? And what about a bird's sense of taste, or smell, or touch, or the ability to detect the earth's magnetic field? Or the extraordinary ability of desert birds to detect rain hundreds of kilometres away--how do they do it? Bird Sense is based on a conviction that we have consistently underestimated what goes on in a bird's head. Our understanding of bird behaviour is simultaneously informed and constrained by the way we watch and study them. By drawing attention to the way these frameworks both facilitate and inhibit discovery, Birkhead identifies ways we can escape from them to explore new horizons in bird behaviour. There has never been a popular book about the senses of birds. No one has previously looked at how birds interpret the world or the way the behaviour of birds is shaped by all their senses. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of observation and a unique understanding of birds and their behaviour that is firmly grounded in science.

Far From Land by Michael Brooke

Title Far from Land
Author Michael Brooke
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2020-09
Category Nature
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780691210322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The lives and activities of seabirds as you've never seen them before Seabirds evoke the spirit of the earth's wildest places. They spend large portions of their lives at sea, often far from land, and nest on remote islands that humans rarely visit. Thanks to increasingly sophisticated and miniaturized devices that can track their every movement and behavior, it is now possible to observe the mysterious lives of these remarkable creatures as never before. This book takes you on a breathtaking journey around the globe to provide an extraordinary up-close look at the activities of seabirds. Featuring stunning illustrations by renowned artist Bruce Pearson, Far from Land reveals that seabirds are not the aimless wind-tossed wanderers they may appear to be, and explains the observational innovations that are driving this exciting area of research.

The Bird Catcher by Laura Jacobs

Title The Bird Catcher
Author Laura Jacobs
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2009-06-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781429987752
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Margret Snow is the quintessential New York woman. She dresses the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue by day and mingles in the downtown art world by night, always searching for her niche in a city intent on capturing The Next Big Thing as it flies into view. Married to Charles, a professor at Columbia, and living on the Upper West Side, the backdrop to Margret's life is made up of the poetic rhythms and colors of the Manhattan day: slow-running buses, the gray morning light striking the Hudson, the winter landscape of Riverside Park, the endless round of gallery openings, cocktail parties and grand dinners in the palatial apartments on Manhattan's upper east side. Against this metropolitan whirl, Margret and Charles pursue a lifelong hobby of bird watching, a passion for which was kindled by her grandfather during long-past summers near the shore in Gloucester, Massachusetts. As they shuttle between their Manhattan apartment, birding in the city's parks, and weekends out of town in their house near Cape May, a violent upheaval pushes Margret beyond the boundaries of her hobby. Overnight, she becomes an art world sensation and just as suddenly has fame ripped from her. As Laura Jacobs proved in her first novel, "Women About Town", she understands the natural habitat of the New York Woman in all its complexity. In The Bird Catcher, her second, she moves deeper into that territory with the story of a remarkable woman who is as rare and special as the birds that fill the skies above her.