Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America

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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 clifflike skyscrapers and tall bridges of New York City and Philadelphia. Raptors are all around us -- all we need to do is look for...
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Overview

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 clifflike 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 an enjoyable and informative introduction to these incredible birds. Illustrated with more than eighty black and white and thirty stunning color photographs, it describes their identifying characteristics, behaviors, habitats, and what's being done to protect them. In chapters on citizen science and recreation, readers will also 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 an essential resource on these remarkable birds of prey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813533506
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 2/8/2004
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1 An Introduction to Raptor Ecology 1
2 Hawk Migrations 9
3 Owl Migrations and Invasions 17
4 Raptor Conservation 24
5 Citizen Scientists 48
6 Recreational Raptor Watching 53
7 Ospreys and Northern Harriers 59
8 Kites 68
9 Eagles 77
10 Accipiters 86
11 Soaring Hawks 96
12 Caracaras and Falcons 115
13 Barn Owls 131
14 Other Owls 135
References and Further Reading 165
Index 193
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