How birds migrate

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STACKPOLE Company, 1995 - Science - 228 pages
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The mysteries of migration have puzzled birders and prompted scientific inquiry for years. Here, in an instructive and engaging style, researcher Paul Kerlinger unravels the intricacies and wonders of migration. Using case studies and illustrations, 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. This fascinating when, where, why, and how of birds migration makes the latest scientific findings available to birders and nature lovers.

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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

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Contents

Two How Scientists Study Migration
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THREE The Basics of Bird Flight
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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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