Hawks in flight: the flight identification of North American migrant raptors

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Houghton Mifflin, 1988 - Nature - 254 pages
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Because they fly at great distances, hawks are notoriously difficult to identify using the traditional field mark symbol. Here, birdwatchers are shown how to recognize them by their general body shape and movements. 92 drawings, 173 photos.

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The book that really compiled years of hawkwatchers' sage advice and identification tips. A must read for a beginner and intermediate hawkwatcher. Once the "gestalt" is nailed down, you can move on to ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Pete Dunne is one of the country's best-known birders and the author of numerous books on birding, bird identification, and natural history.

David Allen Sibley, 1961 - David Allen Sibley son of the well-known ornithologist Fred Sibley, began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven. He has written and illustrated articles on bird identification for Birding and American Birds, which is now Field Notes, as well as regional publications and books. Since 1980 David has traveled the continent watching birds on his own and as a tour leader for WINGS, Inc. He is best known for his birding guides.

Clay Sutton has years of experience as a professional naturalist and teacher. He lives in Cape May, New Jersey.

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