ISBN-10:
0691135592
ISBN-13:
9780691135595
Pub. Date:
04/03/2011
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors

Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors

by Jerry Liguori, Pete Dunne

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691135595
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 04/03/2011
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 177,914
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Jerry Liguori has been studying raptors throughout North America since 1984. He has conducted hawk migration counts at spring and fall migration sites, such as Cape May Point, Sandy Hook, Derby Hill, Braddock Bay, Whitefish Point, and Dinosaur Ridge, and the Goshute, Wasatch, and Sandia mountains. He is the author of Hawks from Every Angle (Princeton).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Pete Dunne ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 1

Terminology 2

Glossary 3

Hawk Migration 4

Helpful Hints 4

Anatomy 5

Flight Positions 6

Hawk Counting 8

Optics for Hawk Watching 8

Photography 9

Accipiters 14

Sharp-shinned Hawk 17

Cooper's Hawk 25

Northern Goshawk 31

Northern Harrier 37

Buteos 44

Red-shouldered Hawk 47

Broad-winged Hawk 51

Swainson's Hawk 59

Red-tailed Hawk 67

Ferruginous Hawk 83

Rough-legged Hawk 91

Falcons 101

American Kestrel 103

Merlin 109

Peregrine Falcon 115

Prairie Falcon 121

Gyrfalcon 124

Vultures, Osprey, Eagles 127

Black Vulture 127

Turkey Vulture 131

Osprey 135

Bald Eagle 137

Golden Eagle 147

Uncommon Migrants and Others 157

California Condor 157

Mississippi Kite 159

White-tailed Kite 159

Swallow-tailed Kite 162

Hook-billed Kite 162

Crested Caracara 163

Short-tailed Hawk 166

White-tailed Hawk 167

Zone-tailed Hawk 169

Shapes 171

Photo Credits 191

Bibliography 192

Index 193

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Hawks at a Distance - Identification of Migrant Raptors 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I was disappointed in this book because of the tiny photos of the birds in flight. 
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