From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl, this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere. Owling invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities. Wildlife photojournalist and nature educator Mark Wilson presents a one-of-a-kind look into the mysterious lives of these distinctive birds. Dramatic images of the 19 owl species of North America nesting, flying, hunting, and catching prey are accompanied by information about the birds’ silent flight, remarkable eyes and ears, haunting calls, and fascinating night life. Kids will learn how to spot owls; identify their calls, plumage, and pellets; and even carry on a hooting conversation with a nearby owl.
|Product dimensions:||11.20(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.35(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Mark Wilson is the author of Owling. He is an award-winning wildlife photojournalist who has written about and photographed birds for more than 35 years. He and his wife run Eyes On Owls, an educational program that brings live owls to schools and groups. He lives in Dunstable, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: All About Owls Chapter 2: Introducing the Owls Owls of North America Barn Owl Flammulated Owl Western Screech-Owl Eastern Screech-Owl Whiskered Screech-Owl Great Horned Owl Snowy Owl Northern Hawk Owl Northern Pygmy-Owl Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Elf Owl Burrowing Owl Spotted Owl Barred Owl Great Gray Owl Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl Boreal Owl Northern Saw-Whet Owl Chapter 3: How to Find Owls Chapter 4: Working with Owls Glossary Places to See Owls in Captivity Index Metric Conversion Chart