Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America

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Rutgers University Press, 2004 - Nature - 203 pages
Hawks and owls, or raptors, as they are sometimes called, are charismatic birds. Ranging in size from the majestic bald eagle to the tiny northern saw-whet owl, these fascinating creatures occupy forests, woodlots, fields, and wetlands, as well as urban parks and tree-lined city streets. The adventurous peregrine falcon has even been spotted on the cliff-like skyscrapers and tall bridges of New York City and Philadelphia. Raptors are all around us-all we need to do is look for them at the right times, in the right places. Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America provides a readable, accessible introduction to our native birds of prey. Illustrated with over eighty black and white and thirty stunning color photographs, this natural history guide introduces readers to these incredible birds, describing their identifying characteristics, their behaviors, their habitats, and what's being done to protect them. In chapters on citizen science and recreation, readers will learn how they can experience raptors firsthand through study and observation. Birders, hawk and owl watchers, nature and wildlife photographers, youth groups, and high school and college students can all turn to this book as a reliable source of information on birds of prey.
 

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO RAPTOR ECOLOGY
1
HAWK MIGRATIONS
9
OWL MIGRATIONS AND INVASIONS
17
RAPTOR CONSERVATION
24
CITIZEN SCIENTISTS
48
RECREATIONAL RAPTOR WATCHING
53
OSPREYS AND NORTHERN HARRIERS
59
KITES
68
ACCIPITERS
86
SOARING HAWKS
96
CARACARAS AND FALCONS
115
BARN OWLS
131
OTHER OWLS
135
References and Further Reading
165
Index
193
Copyright

EAGLES
77

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