The Raptors of North America: A Coloring Book of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls

The Raptors of North America: A Coloring Book of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls

by Anne Price
The Raptors of North America: A Coloring Book of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls

The Raptors of North America: A Coloring Book of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls

by Anne Price


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Winner of the 2020 Skipping Stones Honor Award for Nature and Ecology Books

Bird enthusiasts of all ages will welcome this fun approach to learning about the raptors of North America. Educators, children, and beginning birders will find creative ways to learn about the birds and their distinguishing characteristics with the activities and coloring exercises in this book, which features sections on vultures, osprey, kites, harriers, eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.

Anne Price provides extensive facts and descriptions on each species. The short essays describe how birds descended from dinosaurs, how the art of falconry began, how to distinguish a raptor from other birds, and how each species is scientifically classified. The Raptors of North America provides a creative and educational overview of the majestic birds found throughout North America and encourages us to continue exploring the birds we find in our own backyards and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826359254
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Series: Barbara Guth Worlds of Wonder Science Series for Young Readers
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 844,733
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Anne Price is the curator at the Raptor Education Foundation in Colorado and has been an avid falconer since the age of sixteen.

Donald Malick has been featured in Audubon magazine and has illustrated plates for the National Geographic Guide to North American Birds and the Birds of Colorado.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Bird or Dinosaur?
What Makes a Bird a Raptor?
What About These Funny Names?
Raptors in the Twenty-First Century: Successes and Challenges

Black Vulture: Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture: Cathartes aura
California Condor: Gymnogyps californianus

Osprey: Pandion haliaetus

Swallow-Tailed Kite: Elanoides forficatus
White-Tailed Kite: Elanus leucurus
Snail Kite: Rostrhamus sociabilis
Mississippi Kite: Ictinia mississippiensis

Northern Harrier: Circus cyaneus

Bald Eagle: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Golden Eagle: Aquila chrysaetos

Sharp-Shinned Hawk: Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk: Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk: Accipiter gentilis
Common Black Hawk: Buteogallus anthracinus
Harris's Hawk: Parabuteo unicinctus
White-Tailed Hawk: Geranoaetus albicaudatus
Gray Hawk: Buteo plagiatus
Red-Shouldered Hawk: Buteo lineatus
Broad-Winged Hawk: Buteo platypterus
Short-Tailed Hawk: Buteo brachyurus
Swainson's Hawk: Buteo swainsoni
Zone-Tailed Hawk: Buteo albonotatus
Red-Tailed Hawk: Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-Legged Hawk: Buteo lagopus
Ferruginous Hawk: Buteo regalis

Barn Owl: Tyto alba
Flammulated Owl: Psiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech Owl: Megascops kennicottii
Eastern Screech Owl: Megascops asio
Whiskered Screech Owl: Megascops trichopsis
Great-Horned Owl: Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl: Bubo scandiacus
Northern Hawk Owl: Surnia ulula
Northern Pygmy Owl: Glaucidium gnoma
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl: Glaucidium brasilianum
Elf Owl: Micrathene whitneyi
Burrowing Owl: Athene cunicularia
Spotted Owl: Strix occidentalis
Barred Owl: Strix varia
Great Gray Owl: Strix nebulosa
Long-Eared Owl: Asio otus
Short-Eared Owl: Asio flammeus
Boreal Owl: Aegolius funereus
Northern Saw-Whet Owl: Aegolius acadicus

Crested Caracara: Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel: Falco sparverius
Merlin: Falco columbarius
Aplomado Falcon: Falco femoralis
Gyrfalcon: Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon: Falco peregrinus
Prairie Falcon: Falco mexicanus

Raptors and Humans: Falconry
Build a Kestrel Box
About the Author
About the Illustrator
Checklist of Raptors You've Seen

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