Common Birds of Nunavut

Common Birds of Nunavut

by Mark Mallory


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927095669
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mark L. Mallory moved to Iqaluit in 1999 with his wife, Carolyn, and three children. He has had a lifelong passion for birds, and knew he was going to be a bird biologist in grade three. Fulfilling that dream, Mark received his M.Sc. studying the effects of acid rain on wildlife in Ontario, before the Arctic beckoned. In Nunavut, Mark worked as a seabird biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, giving particular attention to marine birds in the High Arctic, and using both southern scientific information and local ecological knowledge from Inuit communities to research and monitor birds of that area. He received his Ph.D. conducting studies on the northern fulmar, one of the most fascinating birds in this territory. This is the first book that Mark has written solo, although he was recently an editor and contributor for A Little Less Arctic, a scientific book that discusses how climate change is affecting top predators (marine mammals and birds) in Hudson Bay and Foxe Basin.

Table of Contents

Credits 4

Acknowledgements 5

About the Author 6

Introduction 9

A Brief Primer on Birds 10

Did You Know? 12

What Do Birds Eat? 12

What to Look for When Viewing a Bird 14

How We Names Birds 16

Taxonomy and Families of Birds in Nunavut 16

Conservation and Protection of Nunavut Birds 18

Research on Nunavut Birds 20

Value and Uses of Nunavut Birds 22

Threats to Nunavut Birds 24

Some Nunavut Bird Trivia 27

Where to See Birds in Nunavut 29

How to Use This Book 30

Red-throated Loon 32

Pacific Loon 33

Yellow-billed Loon 36

Northern Fulmar 38

Tundra Swan 42

Greater White-fronted Goose 44

Snow Goose 46

Ross's Goose 48

Brant 50

Canada Goose 52

King Eider 54

Common Eider 56

Harlequin Duck 60

Long-tailed Duck 62

Red-breasted Merganser 66

Rough-legged Hawk 68

Gyrfalcon 70

Peregrine Falcon 72

Sandhill Crane 74

American Golden Plover 76

Black-bellied Plover 78

Semipalmated Plover 80

Ruddy Turnstone 82

Sanderling 86

Purple Sandpiper 88

Semipalmated Sandpiper 90

White-rumped Sandpiper 92

Baird's Sandpiper 94

Pectoral Sandpiper 96

Stilt Sandpiper 98

Buff-breasted Sandpiper 100

Dulin 102

Red-necked Phalarope 104

Red Phalarop 106

Black-legged Kittiwake 108

Ivory Gull 110

Sabine's Gull 112

Ross's Gull 114

Iceland Gull 116

Glaucous Gull 118

Arctic Tern 120

Pomarine Jaeger 122

Parasitic Jaeger 124

long-Tailed Jaeger 126

Dovekie 128

Thick-billed Murre 130

Black Guillemot 136

Snowy Owl 136

Horned Lark 138

Common Raven 140

Northern Wheatear 142

American Pipit 144

Lapland Longspur 146

Savannah Sparrow 148

Snow Bunting 150

White-crowned Sparrow 152

Hoary Redpoll 154

Rock Ptarmigan 156

Willow Ptarmigan 158

What Birds Are Found in Nunavut? 160

Glossary 169

Bibliography 173

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