The Raptor Almanac

The Raptor Almanac : A Comprehensive Guide to Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Vultures

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A full-color, indispensable, and entertaining guide for bird-watchers, raptor enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the natural world The Raptor Almanac is a comprehensive reference to the 310 species of diurnal (day-flying) birds of prey worldwide, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. For the birder or naturalist who wants to go beyond the fundamentals, and especially for anyone fascinated by birds of prey. The Raptor Almanac gathers virtually every important fact about these birds in an accessible and entertaining way. This inspiring, all-inclusive book covers raptor evolution, taxonomy, behavior, courtship and breeding, nesting, migration, human/bird interaction, environmental threats, and conservation efforts - from the well-known programs to reintroduce the California condor and peregrine falcon, to lesser known efforts to preserve the snail kite and the ferruginous hawk. This volume also includes the latest advances in the studies of both raptor biology and ecology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 210.82 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,156.65g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • First ed.
  • Col.ill.
  • 1585741701
  • 9781585741700

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"The birds of prey, the most glamorous birds, arc top on the list for most birders. All those who watch these aerialists will find their experience far richer if they first study this handsome book before going afield to their favorite lookouts during migration. There is great diversity among these Lords of the sky." - Roger Tory Peterson"show more

About Scott Weidensaul

Scott Weidensaul, a lifelong raptor enthusiast and licensed bird-bander specializing in birds of prey, is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history. He lives in the Appalachians of eastern Pennsylvania.show more

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