Rettet die Vogelwelt


Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473461608
Category: Birds
Page: 384
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Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America


Author: Vladimir Dinets
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544373278
Category: Nature
Page: 368
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A guide to finding and observing 420 species of North American mammals, including the art of mammal watching, the best locations, and a species-finding guide.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America


Author: Nathan Pieplow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547905610
Category: Nature
Page: 512
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A comprehensive field guide that uses an innovative Sound Index to allow readers to quickly identify unfamiliar songs and calls of birds in western North America. Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird’s repertoire, it’s difficult to sort through them all. Now, with the western edition of this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field-guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can translate what they hear into visual recognition, without any musical training or auditory memorization. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that are likely to be confused because of the similarity of their songs. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

Birder's Bible

The Ultimate Bird Watching Reference Guide
Author: Stoeger Publishing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780883172902
Category: Nature
Page: 396
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Stoeger's new 400-page Birder's Bible is a comprehensive guide to the exciting field of birding. In the pages of Birder's Bible you'll find fascinating and informative feature articles by respected experts in the field. Birder's Bible is the most thorough, one-stop source of information on birding with up-to-date specifications and current prices for hundreds of items including bird feeders and feeder accessories, bird food products, birdhouses, birdbaths and ponds, and much more. You'll find a comprehensive listing of birding optics-binoculars, spotting scopes and accessories-and a guide to birding field guides, checklists, life lists, journals, computer software and audio/video products as well. Whether you take to the fields and forests with spotting scope and life list of simply enjoy watching the feeding station in your back yard, you'll find Birder's Bible an indispensable guide, specifically created with the dedicated birder in mind. Key Selling Points Birding is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in North America. Incisive, informative feature articles written by some of the nations leading authorities on birds and birding. Product guide containing information on hundreds of items, ranging from spotting scopes to bird song CDs.

Bird Watching For Dummies


Author: Bill Thompson, III
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764550409
Category: Nature
Page: 464
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Millions of people worldwide enjoy bird watching; it offers them achance to get back to nature and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.Bird Watching For Dummies covers all the basics of birdwatching, leading you on a guided tour of the gorgeous world ofbirds. From identifying birds by sight and sound to making your own“life list,” you’ll find all the tips and adviceyou need right here. Whether you’ve been bird watching for years oryou’re just starting out, Bird Watching For Dummieshas all your bases covered. It’s full of practical tips andproven advice to make your bird watching experiences as fun andrewarding as possible. It’s your first aid kit for finding,identifying, feeding, and even housing birds. Plus, there’smore: Designing a bird-friendly backyard Purchasing bird feeders, birdhouses, binoculars, clothing, andmore Keeping notes and records of the birds you spot Joining bird clubs, taking field trips, and attending birdfestivals Booking bird watching tours that fit your budget andexpertise Choosing and using field guides You won’t find a more straightforward and reliable birdwatching guide than this one. Written by Bill Thompson III, and thestaff of Bird Watcher’s Digest, it covers everythingfrom backyard bird watching to field trips across the globe. Nomatter what your level of experience, this guide offers everythingyou need for unforgettable bird watching: Tackling pests and other feeder problems Bird-friendly gardening tips Optics and how to use them Birding by habitat and hotspots Songs, calls, and non-vocal identifying sounds Attracting and spotting hummingbirds Understanding the terminology Dressing for success If you need help getting started in your new hobby, oryou’re an old hand who just wants a quick-and-easy reference,Bird Watching For Dummies is the fun and simple way to stayup on all the latest in the world of bird watching. With unbeatableadvice and practical guidance from the experts at BirdWatcher’s Digest, this handy resource is the only birdwatching guide you need. NOTE: Birdwatching For Dummies no longer contains a32 page color insert.

Birdwatching


Author: Judith Dunham
Publisher: Discovery Channel Incorporated
ISBN: 9781563319280
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 4161

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This 224-page title is a comprehensive guide to birdwatching in North America, covering everything from bird behaviour to identification techniques. Inspiring essays focus on the top birding destinations in North America, from Quebec to Hawaii and from Florida to Washington State. Practical sections include expert advice on distinguishing between species, migration, equipment and birding on the road, while travel tips list selected travelling, lodging, touring and camping information. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs as well as 18 specially commissioned maps.

The Bird Lover's Garden


Author: Margaret MacAvoy,L. Patricia Kite
Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 128
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Provides information on integrating manmade features such as bird feeders and birdhouses with natural landscape, and describes the flowers and treats most attractive to certain types of birds.

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador
Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Edward L. Chalif
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395975145
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 398

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Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America


Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345857
Category: Nature
Page: 456
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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work—a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing—should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.

In Hovering Flight


Author: Joyce Hinnefeld
Publisher: Unbridled Books
ISBN: 9781936071029
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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At 34, Scarlet Kavanagh has the kind of homecoming no child wishes, a visit back to family and dear friends for the gentle passing of her mother, Addie, a famous bird artist and an even more infamous environmental activist. Though Addie and her husband, ornithologist Tom Kavanagh, have made their life in southeastern Pennsylvania, Addie has chosen to die at the New Jersey home of her dearest friend, Cora. This is because the Kavanagh’s ramshackle cottage is filled with too much history and because, in the last ten years or so, and for reasons that are not entirely clear, even bird song has seemed to make Addie angry, or sad, or both. Now, in their final moments together, Scarlet hopes to put to rest the last tensions that have marked their relationship. Through tender conversations with Cora and Lou, another of Addie’s dear friends, Scarlet slowly comes to peace with her mother’s complicated life. But can she do the same with her own? Scarlet has carried a secret into these foggy days - a secret for Addie, one that involves Cora, too. In its structure and style this novel follows in the tradition of writers like Virginia Woolf, Harriet Doerr, and Carol Shields: musical and dramatic, with myriad stories and voices. But the evocative language of this soaring novel is Hinnefeld’s own.

A Field Guide to Western Birds

A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618132188
Category: Nature
Page: 432
View: 6775

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Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, a guide to more than 1,000 birds from 700 species, including summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data on easy-to-read maps.

Everything Bird Book


Author: Tershia D'Elgin
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781580620611
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 9090

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Discusses the evolution, anatomy, and flight of birds with descriptions of species of North American birds, and tips on bird watching and birds as pets

NEST


Author: Esther Ehrlich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3848920778
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 6750

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Für die elfjährige Naomi »Chirp« Orenstein ist ihr Zuhause auf Cape Cod wie ein kuscheliges warmes Nest - umgeben von weitläufigen Stränden, frischer Seeluft und den schönsten Vögeln. Doch der Tag, an dem bei ihrer Mutter Multiple Sklerose festgestellt wird, ändert alles. Machtlos muss die Familie mitansehen, wie die Krankheit schließlich in einer Tragödie endet. Chirp rinnt das Glück wie Sand durch die Finger. Bis eines Tages Joey, der eigenbrötlerische Nachbarsjunge, auftaucht, der sie auf seine ganz eigene Art daran erinnert, dass Flügel zum Fliegen da sind. Esther Ehrlichs Debüt ist ein Meisterwerk, das eigentlich nur mit einem Taschentuch verkauft werden dürfte!