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  • Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed (Enhanced)by Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2011; US$ 16.03

    Learning birdsong is not just a way to become a better bird-spotter. It is tuning in: a way of hearing the soundtrack of the planet earth... Why do birds sing? What are they trying to say? Birdsong is not just about natural history. It is also about our history. We got melody from the birds as we got rhythm from the womb. Birds are our... more...

  • The Robins in Your Backyardby Nancy Carol Willis

    Birdsong Books 2001; US$ 6.99

    This educational tale of the migration, mating, and nesting habits of a pair of robins as they raise and care for their young will delight parents, teachers, and children. Beginning with the welcome return of the robins in early spring, simple language and beautifully detailed colored-pencil illustrations reveal exactly what is happening in those... more...

  • Vultureby Thom van Dooren

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Simply because they are large scavenging birds, vultures are often viewed as harbingers of death. But, as Thom van Dooren shows in this cultural and natural history, that dominant association leaves us with a very one-dimensional understanding of a group of actually rather fascinating and diverse creatures. Vulture offers an enlightening... more...

  • Do Hummingbirds Hum?by George West; Carol Butler

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

     In Do Hummingbirds Hum? George C. West, who has studied and banded over 13,500 hummingbirds in Arizona, and Carol A. Butler provide an overview of hummingbird biology for the general reader, and more detailed discussions of their morphology and behavior for those who want to fly beyond the basics. Enriched with beautiful and rare photography,... more...

  • Nestby Janine Burke

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 15.45

    Part natural history, part folklore, part exploration of art and aesthetics, part memoir, Nest is a beautiful book that will appeal to bird lovers, readers of literature and art lovers alike. It's the perfect gift for your friend or yourself. more...

  • Development of Brain and Behavior in Birdsby Juli Wade

    Biota Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00

    Sex differences in brain and behavior are widespread across vertebrates. Birds exhibit remarkable examples of these types of parallels between structure and function. For example, only male zebra finches sing, and the brain areas and muscles controlling the learning and production of these vocalizations are greatly enhanced in males compared to females.... more...

  • A Bad Birdwatcher's Companionby Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2005; US$ 14.57

    Few books are more intimidating than a conventional field guide. There are simply too many birds in them. This book introduces the reader to Britain's most obvious birds. But it does more than that: it also explains them. It explains the way different birds do different things, eat different food, sing different songs and live different lives, and... more...

  • Life on the Wingby Derwent May

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 20.40

    From dainty avocets prancing along the seashore to panic-stricken waxwings frenziedly gobbling berries, from barking barnacle geese to soaring skylarks, Derwent May writes about birds in a very special way. As he goes in search of birdlife in a variety of places the English lanes and rolling corn fields that he loves, the lonely Essex marshes, the... more...

  • The Bird Detectiveby Bridget Stutchbury

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99

    A Yale-educated professor of biology and a GG finalist for Silence of the Songbirds , Bridget Stutchbury roams forests studying the social lives and sexual antics of birds, sharing with us the curious reasons for their strange behaviour, bright colouring and elaborate songs. Are birds truly faithful to their mates? Stutchbury explains the science... more...

  • Silence of the Songbirdsby Bridget Stutchbury

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99

    Migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. By some estimates, we may have already lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies only 40 years ago. Following the birds on their 10,000-kilometre migratory journey, Bridget Stutchbury looks at the most threatening factors in their extinction, from pesticides, still a major concern... more...