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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,...

The World's Rarest Birds

By Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash...
Apr 2013 This illustrated book vividly depicts the most endangered birds in the world and provides the lat...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...