How Birds Migrate

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Stackpole Books, 1995 - Nature - 228 pages
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Using case studies and illustrations, the author examines the intricacies and wonders of migration. He explains the basics of flight, the effects of weather and geographical barriers, and flight strategy. Learn how fast and how high birds fly, how far they go in a day, and how they navigate.

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User Review  - bobbre - LibraryThing

If you want a basic understanding about bird migration themn this book is a worthwhile read. The writing however is sometimes uneven, rapidly switching from examining spring migration to commenting on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Very nice introduction to the various aspects of bird migration, including discussions of different flight methods, timing, flight speed and height, navigation, stopover ecology, and flocking. It ... Read full review

Contents

Two How Scientists Study Migration
17
THREE The Basics of Bird Flight
34
SEVEN Barriers to Migration
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About the author (1995)

Paul Kerlinger served as the director of the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory for seven years and is now an environmental consultant.

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