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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 Teal

By Johan Elmberg, Matthieu Gui...
Oct 2014 Small, noisy and colorful, the Teal is a familiar duck throughout the wetlands and waterways Euro...

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 Whooper Swan

By Mark Brazil
Jan 2010 The Whooper Swan has the most extensive range of all the world's seven swan species, and to peopl...

Urban Peregrines

By Ed Drewitt
Aug 2012 The Peregrine, the fastest bird in the world, has made a remarkable recovery over the past 30 yea...

Tui

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 Skuas

By Robert W Furness
Oct 2010 Many birdwatchers may never have seen a skua; those who have will most probably have vivid memori...

The Sparrows

By Denis Summers-Smith
Oct 2010 Denis Summers-Smith first took up the study of the House Sparrow in 1947, thinking that the diffi...

The Sparrowhawk

By Ian Newton
Jun 2002 Dr Newton is now a senior ornithologist with the Natural Environment Research Council and the boo...

The Snowy Owl

By Eugene Potapov, Richard Sale
Mar 2013 About The Snowy Owl The Snowy Owl - possibly the world's sexiest bird - needs little introduction...