The Bird Watching Answer Book

The Bird Watching Answer Book Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9781603428064
Release 2009-11-04
Pages 400
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Learn the how’s and why’s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.



101 Ways to Help Birds

101 Ways to Help Birds Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 0811733025
Release 2006
Pages 284
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Offers advice on over 100 ways to help protect birds and their habitats, and explains how a pro-active approach to wildlife conservation can make a difference.



Finding Your Wings

Finding Your Wings Author Burton S. Guttman
ISBN-10 0618782168
Release 2008
Pages 206
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A step-by-step guide to bird watching for novice birders utilizes a variety of hands-on exercises, quizzes, and a host of images to help readers learn how to really see birds, sort birds by category, and identify species, covering everything from how to analyze a bird's food selection according to bill type to sketching the shapes of different types of birds and more. Original.



All About Backyard Birds

All About Backyard Birds Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 194364506X
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 200
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First in a series of beginner to novice birding books based on the #1 birding website (16MM unique users), AllAboutBirds.org from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority and voice for birders. All About Backyard Birds builds on the huge success of the Cornell Lab's renowned website to translate and deliver best-in-class content and proven user-friendly formats into print. Eastern/Central North America and Western North America versions each provide 120 of the most popular species in each region, filled with beautiful hand illustrations by Pedro Fernandes, charts and maps, and other easy tools that make All About Backyard Birds more approachable than other birding books to beginner and novice birders. All About Backyard Birds also includes a free download and tutorial of MERLIN�, an interactive GPS-based bird identification multimedia App, available on iTunes and Android stores (and already used by more than 1MM birders), plus our new FREE downloadable Bird QR book companion app to tap-to-listen to birds and learn more about special topics throughout the book. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a full 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of All About Backyard Birds goes directly to Cornell Lab to support projects such as children’s educational and community programs.



Hawk Ridge

Hawk Ridge Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9780816681198
Release 2012
Pages 91
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Was Caesar like the eagle because of his aquiline (from aquila, for “eagle” in Latin) nose, or does the eagle seem imperial because of his Caesar-like beak? Does the sharp vision of a “hawk-eyed” observer have any basis in nature? And what the heck is “kettling” to a bird-watcher, or, for that matter, a bird? Raptors have captured the imagination from time immemorial and have an especially rich history in Minnesota. The ancient peoples whose pictographs adorn the rock faces of Lake Superior's North Shore may well have witnessed the first hawk movements along Lake Superior—the same annual migration that today draws as many as twenty thousand people to Duluth's Hawk Ridge. These birds, passing through in astounding numbers, are among the hawks and accipiters, buteos and harriers, eagles and ospreys pictured and profiled in detail in this book. Written by one of Minnesota's best-known bird authorities, with images by one of the state's favorite illustrators, Hawk Ridge is as fun as it is informative. It introduces the state's raptors, from the rare visitor to the most familiar hawk, noting each species' signature traits—osprey wings, for instance, are crooked to help them catch fish; vultures urinate on their legs to cool themselves—and their nesting, breeding, and migrating habits. Did you know that Sharp-shinned Hawks banded at Hawk Ridge have been found throughout Central America and even into South America, and also, in midwinter, in Wisconsin? Laura Erickson offers a broad perspective (a bird's-eye view!), making sense of the raptor's role in the larger ornithological scheme. With descriptions of various species—and helpful distinctions between species, families, and orders—the book gives readers a clear idea of which raptors might be seen in Minnesota, when, where, and how often. It also includes a hawk migration primer that explains the movements that bring these birds in such awe-inspiring numbers to places like Hawk Ridge. Filled with curious facts and practical information for expert and amateur bird-watcher alike, the book is at once a guide to the hawks of Minnesota and a beautifully illustrated album of the most regal members of the avian kingdom.



All About Backyard Birds

All About Backyard Birds Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 1943645043
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 200
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First in a series of beginner to novice birding books based on the #1 birding website (16MM unique users), AllAboutBirds.org from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority and voice for birders. All About Backyard Birds builds on the huge success of the Cornell Lab's renowned website to translate and deliver best-in-class content and proven user-friendly formats into print. Eastern/Central North America and Western North America versions each provide 120 of the most popular species in each region, filled with beautiful hand illustrations by Pedro Fernandes, charts and maps, and other easy tools that make All About Backyard Birds more approachable than other birding books to beginner and novice birders. All About Backyard Birds also includes a free download and tutorial of MERLIN�, an interactive GPS-based bird identification multimedia App, available on iTunes and Android stores (and already used by more than 1MM birders), plus our new FREE downloadable Bird QR book companion app to tap-to-listen to birds and learn more about special topics throughout the book. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a full 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of All About Backyard Birds goes directly to Cornell Lab to support projects such as children’s educational and community programs.



Into the Nest

Into the Nest Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9781612122304
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 208
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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.



Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Birds But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Birds       But Were Afraid To Ask Author Stephen Moss
ISBN-10 9781408132975
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 192
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This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding. How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? How is it decided whether bird species should be 'split' or 'lumped'? Taking a 'questions and answers' approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an impressive and fascinating body of bird-related information. This highly readable book will intrigue anyone with an interest in birds. "Concise and informative, in a chatty everyday style... a great book for dipping into." Birds "Packed with hundreds of questions that anyone broadly interested in birds might ask, each one answered in an easy-to-understand manner. Excellent for anyone, new to birdwatching or not." BTO News



Am I Like You

Am I Like You Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 1943645035
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 32
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A narrative fiction book with underlying science that empowers children to explore the world of birds and their unique personality traits and behaviors. "Am I Like You?" is a unique adventure of two young children who come upon different birds on their nature walk, each with different personalities and behaviors, just like themselves and other kidsa story of exploration into self-discovery, affinity and identity. Through the narrative, children will have the opportunity to see parts of themselves in wonderfully illustrated feathered friends, and ultimately be able to take a little quiz on AmILikeYou.com to see which birds they are most like. One young reader may be most like a Chickadee, highly curious, friendly, talkative, and smart; while another reader may be more like a Peregrine Falcon, solitary, shrewd, strong, and bold. "Am I Like You?" will help children discover things about themselves through this journey into nature and the birds they see outside their windows. "



Identifying Birds of Prey

Identifying Birds of Prey Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9780811763950
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 64
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An engaging quick-reference guide to the basics of identifying hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and kites in flight.



ORVIS Beginner s Guide to Birdwatching

ORVIS Beginner s Guide to Birdwatching Author Alicia King
ISBN-10 1589233492
Release 2008-02-02
Pages 240
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This book provides answers to the most-often asked questions ranging from what to wear to where to go and how to make the best use of your binoculars, field guide, and backyard birdfeeder. Bird watching, or ôbirdingö to enthusiasts, is something anyone can do. No longer strictly the domain of ornithologists or the scientifically inclined, bird watching can be enjoyed by people of almost any age or ability. Written by an ornithologist and experienced birder, and backed by the highly respected and widely recognized Orvis name and richly illustrated with stunning and instructional photographs, this book introduces beginners to the many wonders of birding. Packed with practical information, this book will help first-time bird watchers enjoy their new-found hobby right from the start, avoiding typical beginner mistakes and quickly joining the ranks of experienced birders. This book is created to instruct and inspire anyone who wants to learn more about the amazingly vast world of birding -- a hobby that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Unlike other guides that offer information that is too daunting, unwieldy, or obsolete to be much use to the novice, this book achieves the perfect balance between encouraging, instructing, and inspiring the true beginner. The book has 70 full-color photos. It is organized for ease of use and readability with sidebars, checklists, and quotes from renowned ornithologists and birders wherever possible and is formatted in the size and style of a field guide to make it the perfect take-along guidebook and handy reference.



Why Don t Woodpeckers Get Headaches

Why Don t Woodpeckers Get Headaches Author Mike O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780807085899
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 224
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In 1983, Mike O'Connor opened the Bird Watcher's General Store on Cape Cod, which might well have been the first store devoted solely to birding in the United States. Since that time he has answered thousands of questions about birds, both at his store and while walking down the aisles of the supermarket. The questions have ranged from inquiries about individual species ("Are flamingos really real?") to what and when to feed birds ("Should I bring in my feeders for the summer?") to the down-and-dirty specifics of backyard birding ("Why are the birds dropping poop in my pool?"). Answering the questions has been easy; keeping a straight face has been hard. Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches? is the solution for the beginning birder who already has a book that explains the slight variation between Common Ground-Doves and Ruddy Ground-Doves but who is really much more interested in why birds sing at 4:30 A.M. instead of 7:00 A.M., or whether it's okay to feed bread to birds, or how birds rediscover your feeders so quickly when you've just filled them after a long vacation. Or, for that matter, whether flamingos are really real.



The Bird Watcher s Personal Field Journal

The Bird Watcher s Personal Field Journal Author Typewriter Publishing
ISBN-10 1523349875
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 114
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The Bird Watcher's Personal Field Journal offers up prompts to answer about each bird you encounter. While the pages offer plenty of space for habitat description and individual bird details, you'll also find a special section on each prompt page to draw your own version of the bird you've documented. There is no wrong or right way to journal. Just have fun and enjoy watching nature around you! The back of the book features a few fun bird sketching exercises for practicing your bird drawing skills. Whether you're new to bird watching or a seasoned pro, we hope you enjoy using this interactive journal.



Backyard Birds of Winter

Backyard Birds of Winter Author Carol Lerner
ISBN-10 0688128203
Release 1994-10-18
Pages 48
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Here is the perfect introduction to wintertime bird-watching for beginners. Featuring over forty commonly seen birds of North America, this beautiful handbook includes a full-color life-size portrait of each bird, plus descriptions of physical features, food preferences, and ranges. "A valuable selection."--School Library Journal.



The Joy of Birding

The Joy of Birding Author Kate Rowinski
ISBN-10 9781626366596
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 256
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More than 50 million birders can’t be wrong. No matter where you live, you have the joy of hearing and seeing birds. This easy-to-use, full-color guide will provide you with the answers. Here you’ll learn how to identify different bird species by observing their body-parts, understand birds’ behavior and habits, get to know the birds around the home or a vacation spot, attract and make a good home for these new feathered friends, and much more! Designed especially for the home birdwatcher, but with information on destination vacations, this book teaches, “If you’re prepared to see them, they will come!”



Twelve Owls

Twelve Owls Author Laura Erickson
ISBN-10 9781452933238
Release 2011
Pages 67
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A gorgeous guide to the owls native to Minnesota, with descriptions and portraits by two of the state’s most beloved authors



Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me

Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me Author Mike O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780807012543
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 200
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A collection of humorous Q&As about everything you've always wanted to ask about birds and birding Mike O’Connor knows bird watchers as well as he knows birds. He knows that if you’re even slightly interested in identifying birds or attracting them to your backyard with a feeder, then you’ve also had your share of strange and silly questions about birds and their sometimes inexplicable behavior. In Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?, O’Connor applies his deep knowledge of all things avian to answer the questions that keep birders up at night. Questions like · Should you clean your birdhouses? · Do swallows have a feather fetish? · How much does it cost to run a heated birdbath? · Is drinking coffee bad for birds? Other questions O’Connor covers range from the practical (Should I rotate the seed in my feeder?) to the quirky (Why are vultures eating my vinyl screen door?) to the just plain adorable (Are those birds kissing or feeding each other?). And he also explains why bluebirds just don’t seem to like some people. From the Trade Paperback edition.