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American Kestrel

Pint-Sized Predator
By Kate Davis
Oct 2014 Colorful, noisy, and brash, the American Kestrel is the most endearing of North America's raptors...

Barn Owl

By Jim Crumley
Nov 2014 In the Encounters in the Wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and person...

The Barn Swallow

By Angela Turner
Nov 2006 The Barn Swallow is a familiar and popular bird, breeding in North America, Europe, Asia and Nort...

The Barnacle Goose

By Jeffrey M. Black, Jouke Pro...
Oct 2014 The Barnacle Goose, a distinctive, handsome black-and-white bird, gets its name from a mediaeval...

The Boreal Owl

Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of a Forest...
By Erkki Korpimäki & Harri...
Nov 2012 Widespread in North American forest regions including the Rocky Mountains, the Boreal Owl (Aegoli...

The Common Eider

By Chris Waltho & John Cou...
Mar 2015 A common sight around the more northerly shores of the British Isles, the Common Eider is the lar...

The Double-Crested Cormorant

Plight of a Feathered Pariah
By Wires, Linda R.
Apr 2014 The double-crested cormorant, found only in North America, is an iridescent black waterbird super...

Eastern Screech Owl

Life History, Ecology, and Behavior in the Subu...
By Frederick R. Gehlbach
Jun 2009 The eastern screech owl, widespread over the eastern half of North America and noticeably toleran...

The Galapagos Hawk

El Gavilán de Galápagos
By Tjitte de Vries
Aug 2015

The Gannet

By Bryan Nelson
Mar 1999 The author is internationally known for his work on the North Atlantic gannet and the boobies. Hi...

The Golden Eagle

Second Edition
By Watson, Jeff
Aug 2010 This comprehensive monograph is a second edition of one of the most popular Poyser monographs; it...

The Golden Oriole

By Paul Mason & Jake Allsop
Aug 2009 One of Britain's rarest breeding birds, the Golden Oriole is also one of its most charismatic. Fe...

The Goshawk

By Robert Kenward and Alan Harris
Dec 2006 A large and spectacular bird of prey, the Goshawk lives in boreal forests throughout the Northern...

The Great Horned Owl

An In-Depth Study
By Scott Rashid
Mar 2015 The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl found throughout most of North America. Adult owls are be...

The Greater Flamingo

By Alan Johnson and Frank Cezilly
Jan 2008 With their curious feeding behaviour, peculiar elongated body, gregarious social lives and exotic...