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Birds & Birdwatching

  • Extinct Birdsby Julian P. Hume

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 57.99

    Extinct Birds was the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of the bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. It has become the standard text on this subject, covering both familiar icons of extinction as well as more obscure birds, some known from... more...

  • Los diamantes de gould, los diamantes mandarines y los otros diamantesby Gianni Ravazzi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2017; US$ 6.99

    Los diamantes son unos maravillosos pájaros exóticos que, criados en cautividad, no pierden su alegría y animan la casa con su belleza y vivacidad. No existen demasiadas especies, y su identificación no es demasiado complicada. Gracias a las fichas explicativas de este libro, podrá reconocerlos fácilmente. Pero el contenido va más allá de la mera descripción:... more...

  • El gran libro de los canariosby Gianni Ravazzi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2017; US$ 8.99

    Los canarios de canto, muy valorados por su capacidad de emitir sonidos imposibles para el resto de los canarios, alegran con sus características melodías las casas de los afortunados que cuentan con algún ejemplar. Los canarios de forma presentan un aspecto singular, debido al tipo de plumaje o a la estructura ósea, o también por la postura que adoptan... more...

  • Memories of a Birdwatcherby Peter Steyn

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 17.00

    In this autobiographical account of a lifetime spent observing, researching and photographing birds, Peter Steyn shares experiences that span some 70 years. His story starts and ends in Cape Town, South Africa, but in between we read about the 17 years he spent in Zimbabwe – his most productive in terms of ornithological research. His worldwide travels... more...

  • Bowland Beth: The Life of an English Hen Harrierby David Cobham; Dan Powell

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 14.54

    ‘An outstanding book’ Spectator The story of the short life and tragic death of Bowland Beth – an English Hen Harrier – which dramatically highlights the major issues in UK conservation. more...

  • Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birdsby Stephen Debus

    CSIRO Publishing 2017; US$ 37.95

    Eagles are awe-inspiring birds that have influenced much human endeavour. Australia is home to three eagle species, and in Melanesia there are four additional endemic species. A further three large Australian hawks are eagle-like. Eagles, being at the top of the food chain, are sensitive ecological barometers of human impact on the Earth’s ecosystem... more...

  • Farming and Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 135)by Ian Newton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 24.01

    Given the underlying topography, the scenery over most of Britain has been created largely by human activities. Over the centuries, landscapes have been continually modified as human needs and desires have changed. more...

  • As Kingfishers Catch Fireby Alex Preston; Neil Gower

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 31.99

    'A magical book: an inimitable fusion of ornithology, literary anthology and autobiography.' Tom Holland When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the hides and the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of... more...

  • The Hen Harrierby Donald Watson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    An acknowledged classic of narrative nature-writing, Donald Watson's The Hen Harrier was the culmination of a lifetime's study of this beautiful upland bird. A gentle, warm and wonderfully written book, The Hen Harrier stems from an age of 'amateur' conservation, from the pen of a man who cared deeply about birds and their habitats, especially of... more...

  • What is the Difference Betweenby Denise Saigh

    Publication Consultants 2017; US$ 6.99

    What is the Difference Between compares Alaska birds and mammals living within the same range and are difficult to tell apart. more...