Falcons of North America

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Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2008 - Nature - 226 pages
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Fast, fierce, bold, and beautifula falcon in flight is one of the most thrilling sights in nature. With an unprecedented collection of some of the most extraordinary falcon photographs ever taken, Falcons of North America allows readers to witness these magnificent, enigmatic birds of prey practicing aerial maneuvers, hunting ducks, or attacking pelicans four times their size.

Renowned raptor advocate and environmental educator Kate Davis expertly details the lives of the six North American species of true falcons, along with their subspecies. With contagious enthusiasm, she explores everything from anatomy, hunting, courtship, and migration to influences on human cultures, habitat loss, and restoration efforts. With its stunning color photographs and the results of new research never before published in one volume, Falcons of North America is sure to become a staple of any bird lover's library.

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User Review  - wrensong - LibraryThing

What a great informative book. "Fierce, bold and beautiful, falcons hold a special place in the hearts of people"..... the book contains many lovely pictures of falcons in flight and at rest, catching prey and nesting. Read full review

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Kate Davis is founder of the nonprofit Raptors of the Rockies. She keeps eighteen rehabilitated and falconry birds in a facility at her house in Florence, Montana, and has conducted more than 1,100 public education programs with these ambassador birds. They are the subjects of and inspiration for her photography, art, and writing. This is her second book for Mountain Press; her first was Raptors of the Rockies, published in 2001.

Rob Palmer has conducted field research on Prairie Falcons, taught life science and biology, and is now a fulltime photographer. His images have won multiple awards and appeared in numerous national publications; his books include The World of the American Kestrel and Prairie Owl. Although he spends much of his time on the road, Rob calls Boulder, Colorado, home.

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