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- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 29.95
This long-awaited collection of James Landenberger’s paintings of Iowa birds of prey presents thirty-two full-page, full-color species, from the common turkey vulture to the red-shouldered hawk of Mississippi River woodlands to the little northern saw-whet owl. Four naturalists who have devoted their lives to conserving wilderness habitats... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99
With a rich avifauna of more than 300 species, the three islands that make up the Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - form an increasingly popular birding destination. Although the islands' sole endemic species, Cayman Islands Thrush, was extinct by the 1940s, the islands have a healthy crop of regional scarcities and... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99
The book traces Conor Jameson's travels in search of the Goshawk, a magnificent yet rarely seen (in Britain at least) raptor. Each episode of the narrative arises from personal experience, investigation, and the unearthing of information from research, exploration and conversations. The journey takes him from an encounter with a stuffed Goshawk... more...
- Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 18.99
With the original introduction by C.J. Dennis and a new foreword by Sean Dooley. Ninety years on, A.H. Chisholm?s classic Mateship with Birds is still as fresh and inspirational as an early-morning walk in the bush, the air resounding with birdsong. His account of the secret lives of birds ? their seasonal doings and their complex relationships... more...
- Aurum Press 2013; US$ 7.29
These days the RSPB (the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) has over a million active members. Watching birds is one of the most popular of all leisure pursuits. For many people it offers a tranquil day out at a picturesque nature reserve with a nice tea shop; for many more - the fabled 'twitchers' beloved of media jokes - it is a fiercely... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 79.99
The Mandarin Duck is a small and (in the case of the males) spectacularly colourful species of waterfowl. Widely kept in aviaries around the world, populations often escaped to form wild colonies. One of the largest and best-studied is in southern England. Although declining and nowadays surprisingly hard to find, Britain's wild Mandarin population... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
A tale of one man's obsession with rainforest jewels, this is the story of an impossible dream: a quest to see every one of the world's most elusive avian gems--a group of birds known as pittas--in a single year. Insightful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It's a true story detailing the lengths to which... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 19.95
Innocent. Invader. Lover. Thief. Sparrows are everywhere and wear many guises. Able to live in the Arctic and the desert, from Beijing to San Francisco, the house sparrow is the most ubiquitous wild bird in the world. They are the subject of elegies by Catullus and John Skelton and listed as “pretty things” in Sei Shonagon’s... more...
- Tierschutzverlag 2013; Not Available
Eine Störchin namens Max ist ein etwas anderes Vogelbuch für Erwachsene, das sich auch für Kinder eignet. Unterhaltsam erzählt die in Avenches geborene Störchin, die seit 1999 einen Sender auf ihrem Rücken trägt, ihre Erlebnisse aus der eigenen Sicht. Etwa wie sie sich überwindet, fliegen zu lernen, wie sie zweifelt, den richtigen Weg in den Süden... more...