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California Condors in the Pacific Northwest

By Jesse D'Elia & Susa...
Jun 2013 Despite frequent depiction as a bird of California and the desert southwest, North America’s larg...

The Dodo and the Solitaire

A Natural History
By Jolyon C. Parish
Nov 2012 The Dodo and the Solitaire is the most comprehensive book to date about these two famously extin...

Extinct Birds

By Julian P. Hume, Michael Wal...
Feb 2012 This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species and subspecies that have b...

Extinct Birds of New Zealand

By Alan Tennyson
Nov 2006 In New Zealand’s lush rainforests, isolated from the outside world for 80 million years, many ext...

Facing Extinction

The World's Rarest Birds and the Race to Sa...
By Paul Donald, Nigel Collar,...
Aug 2010 Almost two hundred species of birds have become extinct in the past 400 years, and a similar n...

A Feathered River Across the Sky

The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
By Joel Greenberg
Mar 2014 In the early nineteenth century 25 to 40 percent of North America’s birds were passenger pigeons,...

Flight ways

Life and loss at the edge of extinction
By Thom van Dooren
May 2014 A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy int...

Glimpses of Paradise

The Quest for the Beautiful Parakeet
By Olsen, Penny
Sep 2007 Glimpses of Paradise: The Quest for the Beautiful Parrakeet follows the story of the Paradise Par...

Imperial Dreams

Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wi...
By Tim Gallagher
Apr 2013 Explorer and naturalist Tim Gallagher is obsessed with rare birds. A decade ago, Gallagher was on...

John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia

By Sue Taylor
Nov 2012 In 1838, John Gould, the 'father of Australian ornithology' visited Australia with the intention...

Kakapo

Rescued From the Brink of Extinction
By Alison Ballance
Oct 2010 Kakapo is one of New Zealand’s most charismatic yet mysterious birds. It is also one of the world...

The Kirtland's Warbler

The story of a bird's fight against extinct...
By William Rapai
Feb 2012 At a time when the world is seeing its species rapidly go extinct, the Kirtland's warbler is not...

Moa

The Life and Death of New Zealand's Legenda...
By Quinn Berentson
Nov 2012 The moa were the most unusual and unique family of birds that ever lived, a clan of feathered mon...

On Rare Birds

A Lamentation on Natural History's Extinct...
By Anita Albus (Author) &...
Sep 2013 On Rare Birds is an endearing compilation of the history and extinction of several bird species,...

The Passenger Pigeon

By Errol Fuller
Sep 2014 At the start of the nineteenth century, Passenger Pigeons were perhaps the most abundant birds on...