Owl

A Year in the Life of North American Owls

Author: Paul Bannick

Publisher: Braided River

ISBN: 9781594858000

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 4536

In Owl, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick uses his intimate yet dramatic images to track four different nesting owl species--Northern Pygmy, Burrowing, Great Gray, and Snowy--throughout the course of one year and in four distinct habitats. Readers follow along at the nest as each stage in an owl's life is chronicled: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and learning independence in fall; and, finally, winter's migration, unusual irruptions, and the everyday struggle to survive.

Owls of the United States and Canada

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Author: Wayne Lynch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886874

Category: Nature

Page: 242

View: 7843

In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of owls with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science. The photos alone are masterpieces--the vast majority were taken in the wild. From the great horned to the tiny elf owl, this amazing volume captures the beauty and mystery of these charismatic birds of prey.Johns Hopkins University Press

The Complete Book of North American Owls

Author: James R. Duncan

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781607107262

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 9412

Presents an introduction to North American owls, listing forty-six species and describing their physical features, hunting behavior, life cycles, territorial calls, habitats, and the human and environmental threats to their existence.

The Owl and the Woodpecker

Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds

Author: Paul Bannick,Martyn Stewart

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 159485095X

Category: Nature

Page: 199

View: 2180

An intimate blend of personal field notes, rich natural history, and stunning photographs in the wild, this perfect holiday book for all bird-watchers provides an in-depth look at two of our most iconic--and important-- bird species. Great for photography lovers, conservationists and backyard enthusiasts alike, it includes an overview map of habitats and a foreword by award-winning artist and writer Tony Angell.Every wild place and urban area in North America hosts an owl or a woodpecker species, while healthy natural places often boast representatives of both. The diversity of these two families of birds, and the ways in which they define and enrich the ecosystems they inhabit, are the subject of this vivid new book by photographer and naturalist Paul Bannick. The Owl and the Woodpecker showcases a sense of these birds' natural rhythms, as well as the integral spirit of our wild places. Based on hundreds of hours in the field photographing these fascinating and wily birds, Bannick evokes all 41 North American species of owls and woodpeckers, across 11 key habitats. And by revealing the impact of two of our most iconic birds, Bannick has created a wholly unique approach to birding and conservation.

The Hidden Lives of Owls

The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive Birds

Author: Leigh Calvez

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1632170264

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4343

In this New York Times bestseller that will appeal to readers of H is for Hawk, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls. Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring the questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

Second Edition

Author: Heimo Mikkola

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472945611

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 7297

Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. In this second edition, recent changes to owl taxonomy are incorporated with full descriptions (and images) of a number of new species, plus a several new photographs to improve this book's amazing photographic coverage still further. This is the definitive work on owl identification – no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

How to Spot an Owl

Author: Patricia Taylor Sutton,Clay Sutton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618012206

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 4250

Long considered creatures of myth and mystery, owls actually are commonplace if one knows how and where to look--often no further than one's own backyard. The Suttons--husband and wife naturalist team--have created a lavish, full-color spotter's guide, with a thorough description of owls, their habitat, range, diet, breeding and nesting habits.

The Book of North American Owls

Author: Helen Roney Sattler,Jean Zallinger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395605240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1639

Provides general information on the behavior of owls and specific information about the physical characteristics and behavior of the twenty-one North American species.

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547840039

Category: Owls

Page: 352

View: 1211

This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds -- instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Whether viewed as symbols of wisdom or bad omens, these unusual birds have had a hold on human imagination for millennia. Heard more often than seen, many owls are best identified by vocalizations; this is the only owl guide to include access to a collection of recordings. It is also the only North American owl book to include the Caribbean, covering 39 species of owls, including many little-known tropical species. With detailed information about identification, calls, habitat, nesting, and behavior, this Reference Guide has the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status. It is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color photos, and includes the most accurate color range maps ever presented, showing breeding, wintering, and migration routes. This is a definitive work, useful for serious birders and ornithologists but accessible for the non-expert.

Owls of the World

Their Lives, Behavior and Survival

Author: James R. Duncan

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978450

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 4211

Describes 205 species of owls and explores the nature of owls, their place in mythology and culture, and protection efforts.

The House of Owls

Author: Tony Angell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300203446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 994

A master naturalist offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades

Owls

A Guide to Every Species in the World

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062413899

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2802

Discover the fascinating and mysterious world of owls with this stunning full-color, encyclopedic visual guide that explores all 225 known species, packed with maps, photographs, illustrations, informative scientific details, and a bonus 35½" x 12" accordion poster illustrated with the true-to-size wing span of the largest owl, overlayed with the wing span of the smallest owl and several owls in-between. Humans have long been fascinated by owls. From prehistoric cave paintings to popular modern children’s stories, these magnificent predators have been seen as harbingers of good fortune and impending disaster, as icons of fear and wisdom, and as the powerful sidekicks of magic-makers, including the beloved Harry Potter. Scientists have faced tremendous challenges trying to document the lives of these solitary, nocturnal, and highly elusive creatures. New species are still being discovered, as are new insights into the habits of even the most familiar varieties. Visually spectacular and authoritative, Owls includes full descriptions and maps of key viewing locations for all 225 owl species in the world, and is illustrated with drawings and stunning full-color images from some of the leading wildlife photographers from around the world which capture these birds’ breathtaking beauty and power. The book also features a special section on the art of hiding—a highly honed skill set of the owl. Throughout, Marianne Taylor provides a wealth of detail on each type of bird’s hunting and breeding behavior, habitat, and conservation. Inside, are dozens of fun facts, such as: Only nineteen of the 225 known species of owls are found in North America; Owls can be found on all continents except Antarctica; Owls, like humans, have binocular vision; Owls cannot turn their eyes, but are able to rotate their heads up to 270 degrees; Owls are carnivorous and are known to eat rodents, small mammals, nocturnal insects, fish, and other birds. Lavishly illustrated and educational, this breathtaking volume is essential for readers interested in natural science, devout birders, professional ornithologists, and all owl lovers.

The Eastern Screech Owl

Life History, Ecology, and Behavior in the Suburbs and Countryside

Author: Frederick R. Gehlbach

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603441216

Category: Nature

Page: 302

View: 9987

The eastern screech owl, widespread over the eastern half of North America and noticeably tolerant of human activity, is one of America's most familiar birds. Residing naturally in wooded environs with tree cavities, this owl lives well in suburbia and can be found nesting in mailboxes, porch columns, and purple martin houses. Based on a twenty-five-year study, biologist Frederick R. Gehlbach tells the life story of the eastern screech owl, focusing on case studies of suburban and rural study plots in Central Texas. This is the first thorough study of major life-history, behavioral, and ecological features of the species. Indeed, it is the first concurrent, comparative study of an urban and a rural population of any New World animal. Told in a personal voice, the story of these birds will interest all who have not lost touch with their ancestral world. However, Gehlbach has also included quantitative data and analysis of interest to ecologists, wildlife biologists, and ornithologists. Photographs (including color shots of the gray and rufous phases), figures, and tables provide further detail. Gehlbach's investigations have been those of not only an academic ecologist, but a suburbanite curious about his natural surroundings. The result is a model of research on species population dynamics and adaptation, yielding an emerging picture of what the eastern screech owl needs for successful coexistence with human neighbors.

Raptors of California

Author: Pam Peeters

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242005

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 3802

"Although written for California, this book will be prized by raptor watchers from around the US for its insightful and descriptive notes on behavior and ecology and its gorgeous and accurate paintings."--Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory "This is actually two books for the price of one; the introductory chapters stand-alone as an excellent natural history of North America raptors, and the species accounts and spectacular plates make this one of the best state raptor books available."--Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund

The Enigma of the Owl

An Illustrated Natural History

Author: Mike Unwin,David Tipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300222739

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7738

Discusses the distinct physical features of the owl and presents a look at fifty three species, describing for each, the regions of the world where they are found, their life cycle, communication abilities, nocturnal habits, and predatory behavior.--

Owls of North America

Author: Frances Backhouse

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770852327

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 449

An examination of the biology and environment of all twenty-three species of the North American owl.

Small Mountain Owls

Author: Scott Rashid

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764332821

Category: Nature

Page: 175

View: 8749

This fascinating and beautiful guide provides detailed information and over 160 striking photos and drawings of four species of small mountain owls found in America's Rocky Mountains, with special focus on the inhabitants of the Rocky Mountains National Park: the Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and Boreal Owl. The lives and ranges of these tiny predators are detailed, including information concerning their anatomy, coloration, vocalizations, ranges, courtship and nesting behaviors, egg laying, fledgling raising, hunting habits, diets, mortality, longevity, and much more. The engaging text reflects the author's passion for these tiny owls, some small enough to perch comfortably on a number two pencil, and provides details about the recovery and restoration to health of injured small mountain owls. The book ends with a useful glossary of scientific names and a detailed bibliography. This book will be a treasured reference for anyone interested in the avian world.

Journey With the Owl

Author: David Evers,Kate Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781623438494

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 4935

There are 19 species of owls in North America. On this Journey with the Owl, David Evers and Kate Taylor provide insightful and engaging information about North American owls along with stunning photography of these mysterious and elusive birds. Additionally, owls can be seen and heard on the companion DVD included with this book.

The Book of Owls

Author: Lewis Wayne Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780292707887

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 3105

Owl Moon

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399214577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2945

On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.