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The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

By Vernon R. L. Head
Sep 2014 Part detective trail, part love affair and pure story telling at its best.In 1990 an expedition o...

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...

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...

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...

The Passenger Pigeon

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

Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida

Vol. V. Birds
By James A. Rodgers, Jr., Herb...
Aug 1996 This volume contains accounts of 66 bird species and subspecies that the Florida Committee on Rar...

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...

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...

Rare Bird

Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet
By Maria Mudd-Ruth
Sep 2013 Part naturalist detective story and part environmental inquiry, Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery o...

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,...

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,...

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...

The Woodhen

A Flightless Island Bird Defying Extinction
By Frith, Clifford B.
Sep 2013 This book tells the fascinating success story of saving the flightless Woodhen of Lord Howe Islan...

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...

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...