This new series is designed with the beginner in mind. Featuring the original art of celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson; incorporating the Peterson Identification System, the most effective method for bird identification; and using a straightforward design. This series makes field guides accessible and appealing to children. Roger Tory Peterson was the inventor of the modern field guide. Known as the father of modern bird watching, he has been called "the greatest conservationist who ever walked this planet" (ornithologist Chandler S. Robbins). More than anyone else in the twentieth century, his work as an artist, photographer, writer, editor, educator, and conservationist has increased environmental awareness and helped millions to understand and enjoy the natural world. For his work, Dr. Peterson received every major award in the field of conservation; twenty-three honorary degrees from major universities; and the United States' highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal o
They are among the most impressive members of the bird family â possessed of keen eyesight, powerful beaks, strong, grasping talons, and an appetite for meat. They are the raptors, or birds of prey, among them hawks, eagles, owls, and other species. In this treasury of ready-to-color illustrations, noted wildlife artist John Green has rendered 42 birds of prey from around the world (concentrating on species common in North America) â both well-known and lesser known. Detailed, accurate illustrations depict the Bald Eagle, Common Black-hawk, Great Horned Owl, Andean Condor, Osprey, Crested Caracara, Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcon (on a dramatic double-page spread), and many more. Carefully researched captions provide invaluable information on each bird, and all 42 are pictured in color on the book's covers. Bird and nature lovers of all ages will want this fun-to-color informative guide to birds of prey; artists and designers will find it an inexpensive source of marvelous copyright-free bird illustrations.
Explore life at the top of the food chain with this exciting look into the world of raptors. This fun activity book immerses children in vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as they learn about the behavior and hunting strategies of these fascinating birds. A removable âpocket spy guideâ will help kids identify raptors in the wild, while breed profiles, flight silhouettes, range maps, and real-life stories will satisfy even the most voracious raptor enthusiast.Â
100 FACTS - BIRDS OF PREY is a popular bird book for kids aged 7+ years who love to learn about eagles, kites and falcons. Bursting with exactly 100 awesome facts, detailed images and fun activities, children will learn everything they need to know about these feathered predators. Numbered facts encourage your child to read further and track their progress. Fascinating facts throughout add humor and amazement, making information easier to remember. Amazing photographs throughout of birds of prey in action. 100 Facts Birds of Prey covers key topics on these magnificent hunters of the sky in mind-blowing numbered facts. Each fact is accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs, which add visual meaning to the information for kids aged 7+ years. Topics covered in 100 Facts Birds of Prey: Big and small birds of prey such as the little black-thighed falconet and the huge Andean condor. How birds of prey hover, soar and go in for the kill. Raptors in peril and how to protect them from extinction. 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: Lesser spotted eagles can fly up to 290 kilometers a day, as they journey from Europe to southern Africa. At breeding time, female gyrfalcons often store food near their nests. They are able to break off frozen bits of food with their bills. Eurasian eagle owls have been known to kill birds as large as roe deer. They have even attacked people walking their dogs near a nest. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive: Visit a nature reserve or wildlife park to watch birds of prey fly. Make a note of any birds you do not recognize and try to match them to them to bird species in this book. Quiz question: Which buzzards eat wasps and bees?
Written by two raptor biologists, this book discusses 35 species of these majestic birds. Informative text, maps, and spectacular photography make this book a must for all homes in the Pacific Northwest including British Columbia. Over the centuries, raptors have become both symbolic and metaphor for beauty, courage, swiftness, and above all, ferocity. In the U.S., raptors have been displayed as an emblem of strength, freedom, and power. "Raptors of the Northwest" features the following information on 35 species found throughout the Pacific Northwest range; life history; behavior; conservation status; habitat requirements; nesting; eggs and young; hunting behavior and diet; territory and density; survey methods; conservation and management.
145 crisp photographs capture the beauty and majesty of these impressive birds. Each species has at least 4 photos, most have more
Each species has a color-coded range map, featuring breeding, resident,and wintering ranges.
Information is presented in an easy-to-read format
This handbook is an essential tool for any birder, naturalist, biologist, eco-tourist, or wildlife enthusiast who plans on exploring the Pacific Northwest for these awe-inspiring birds.