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The Life of Buzzards

By Peter Dare
Sep 2015 The fascinating lives of Buzzards are revealed from extensive studies over many yearsA long overd...

The Lanner Falcon

By Giovanni Leonardi
Jul 2015 This book provides a worldwide review of the ecology, behavior, morphology and breeding biology o...

The Galapagos Hawk

El Gavilán de Galápagos
By Tjitte de Vries
Aug 2015

Kakapo Rescue

Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
By Sy Montgomery
May 2010 On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo pa...

In the Dark of the Night

A Journey in the Secret Life of the Eagle Owl
By Vincenzo Penteriani, Maria...
Feb 2014 Vincenzo Penteriani and María del Mar Delgado are both researchers working in animal ecology and...

Martinet Noir

Entre Ciel et Pierre
By Bernard Genton, Marcel S.....
Jan 2014 Parce qu'il passe sa vie en l'air, le Martinet noir a des caractéristiques spécifiques tout à fai...

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...

Barn Owl

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

'Io Lani

The Hawaiian Hawk
By Chillingworth, William S.;...
Apr 2014 A symbol of Hawaiian royalty—indomitable, swift, strong, and fierce—‘io, the Hawaiian hawk, Buteo...

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...

The Merlin

By Richard Sale
Mar 2015 The Merlin is a fascinating small falcon, standing outside the usual grouping of the 'True Falcon...

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...


A Nest in the Bush
By Meg Lipscombe
Sep 2013 Tui is an intimate and rare look at the beginning of a tui’s life. It is presented as a series o...

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 Lapwing

By Michael Shrubb
May 2007 With its striking green-black and white plumage and distinctive pee-wit call, the Lapwing is one...