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Roseate Spoonbill: Pretty in Pink

Overview

The workday starts early for biologist Jerry Lorenz. Long before sunrise, Jerry and his team of scientists climb into a boat and cruise into Florida Bay. Their goal is to figure out if the population of roseate spoonbills in Florida is rising or falling. Just over 100 years ago, these birds nearly became extinct. Jerry and his crew of scientists are working hard to make sure this never happens again.

Look inside to find out more about Jerry Lorenz and his efforts to protect the ...

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Overview

The workday starts early for biologist Jerry Lorenz. Long before sunrise, Jerry and his team of scientists climb into a boat and cruise into Florida Bay. Their goal is to figure out if the population of roseate spoonbills in Florida is rising or falling. Just over 100 years ago, these birds nearly became extinct. Jerry and his crew of scientists are working hard to make sure this never happens again.

Look inside to find out more about Jerry Lorenz and his efforts to protect the roseate spoonbill. Along the way you'll discover how this beautiful bird hunts, raises its young, and stays safe from hungry predators. You'll also find out how humans are working to help save the habitat of the roseate spoonbill-an animal that is truly one of America's greatest hidden treasures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617725708
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: America's Hidden Animal Treasures Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: IG980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

An Early-Morning Search 4

The Big Reward 6

Warmth and Shallow Water 8

Wading for Food 10

Spoonbills and Friends 12

Parents and Teamwork 14

Young Spoonbills 16

Feathers for Sale 18

Wading Bird Heroes 20

Threats Today 22

Ecosystem at Work 24

The Effort Continues 26

Roseate Spoonbill Facts 28

People Helping Spoonbills 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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