Raptors of North America: Natural History and Conservation

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Voyageur Press, Sep 1, 2006 - Nature - 320 pages
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From majestic Bald Eagles to tiny Elf Owls, raptors are natureís most fascinating and powerful birds. As predators with wide ranging habitats and food sources, raptors also serve as a litmus test for the health of their ecosystems. To preserve a species such as the Everglade Kite or Spotted Owl is to ensure the survival of many other creatures. † Ornithologists Noel and Helen Snyder have spent nearly fifty years studying and photographing birds of prey in their natural habitat. The result of decades of firsthand field studies combined with key biological and conservation studies by other experts, Raptors of North America presents a comprehensive and captivating account of our continentís birds of prey. Readers will meet the nocturnal raptors, the owls, and the diurnal raptors: hawks, harriers, kites, falcons, eagles, ospreys, vultures, and condors. This book was an editor's choice of the Scientific American Book Club.

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This rich, informative, and attractive book deals with diurnal raptors (i.e., hawks, vultures, condors, eagles, falcons, kites) and nocturnal ones (owls). The Snyders, whoseBirds of Prey: Natural ... Read full review

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Noel and Helen Snyder are also the authors of Voyageur Pressís Birds of Prey: Natural History and Conservation of North American Raptors(1991). They are best known for their efforts to preserve two endangered species - the Puerto Rican Parrot and the California Condor. Their contributions to zoological research and conservation have also involved many other species, including a fifty-year study of owls. Noel was awarded the prestigious Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologistsí Union in 1989, and a Distinguished Achievement Award by the Society for Conservation Biology for his efforts on behalf of the Puerto Rican Parrot and the California Condor. The Snyders reside in Arizona.

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