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A Falconry Manual
by: Beebe, Frank L.

A comprehensive, extensively updated version of Beebe's 1976 book, Hawks Falcons and Falconry. Provides all the essential information to become a falconer. Drawing on nearly fifty years' experience as one of North America's most famed falconers, field researcher and pioneer falcon breeder, Beebe presents the essential biology and field behaviour to understand the hunting hawk and how to catch them. He guides us through the falcon and hawk training process so you can own a healthy, mutually rewarding field companion. Includes instructions and patterns for making your own falconry equipment. B/W photos & illustrations. 197 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C...$16.95
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Condition: Good


A Field Guide To The Birds Of North America
by: Vanner, Michael

Identification & information guide on 180 of the commonest species that are either native to North America or regular visitors to these shores. Concise physical descriptions are given for each bird, both at rest and at flight, and destinctive behavior patterns are also detailed. Birdsong can also be key to identification and this has also been included where relevant. Distribution maps, color photos. 256 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$9.95


A Photographic Guide To North American Raptors
by: Wheeler, Brian K & Clerk, William S

Whether soaring or perched, diurnal birds of prey often present challenging identification problems for the bird enthusiast. Variable plumage, colour morphs, and unique individual characteristics are just some of the factors bird watchers must consider when identifying the different species. In this authoritative reference, two of the world's top experts on raptors provide an essential guide to the variations in the species, allowing for easier recognition of key identification points. All the distinguishing marks described have been exhaustively tested in a wide range of field conditions by the authors as well as the colleagues and students who have learned from them. Key Features: * The only complete photographic guide to North American diurnal birds of prey * Includes all species, common and rare * Written by well-known experts/authors of the best-selling previous guide * Contains 365 photographs, each with an explanatory caption and supporting text describing all 43 species of diurnal raptors found in North America * Features 14 discussions of specific problems in practical identification * Complete set showing every plumage * Raptor I.D. problem section showing similar species side by side. 198 pgs
c. 1995, H/C... $49.95
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Condition: Like New


A Pocket Guide To Kansas Raptors
by: Gress, Bob & Avara Vanessa

This informative and comprehensive pocket-size booklet was underwritten by the Westar Energy Green Team and published by the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center. The co-authors were Bob Gress, the Director of the Great Plains Nature Center, and Vanessa Avara, Assistant Director at the Milford Nature Center and a Master Falconer. The purpose of the Pocket Guide and the Raptor's Roost is to help you identify and gain an appreciation for these magnificent birds that live and pass through Kansas. Color photo of each species. 69 pgs.
2nd Ed, Pocketsize, S/C... $5.00


An Eagle Named Freedom
by: Guidry, Jeff

A true story of a remarkable frienship. From the momenet the author saw the emaciated baby eagle with broken wings, his life was changed. For weeks he and the staff at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center tended to the grievously injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered, and Jeff, a center volunteer, became her devoted caretaker. Though Freedom would never fly, she had Jeff as her wings. And after Jeff was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000, Freedom returned the gift. Between sessions of debilitating chemotherapy, Jeff went back to Sarvey and began taking Freedom for walks that soothed his spirit and gave him the strength to fight. When he learned he was cancer free, Jeff's first stop was Sarvey to walk with Freedom. A tender tale of hope, love, trust, and life, this moving true story is an affirmation of the spiritual connection that humans and animals share. 212 pages
c. 2010, H/C...$21.99


An Eagle To The Sky
by: Hamerstrom, Frances
The only woman to train & fly a golden eagle. The only woman to share a nest with a golden eagle. Wildlife biologist Frances Hamerstrom writes a fascinating account of her experiences with two eagles, one called Nancy the other, Chrys. B/W photos. 137 pgs.
c. 1970, S/C...$12.50
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Condition: Very Good


An Introduction To Malayan Birds
by: Madoc, G C

General info on types of country, feeding habits, sizes of birds, striking colors, notable fliers, gregarious birds, & notable songsters. Over 100 species are fully described: trens, gulls, waterfowl, game birds, pigeons, birds of prey parrots, hornbills, woodpeckers, songbirds, & more. Nearly 100 line drawings, 18 B/W photographs. 234 pgs.
c. 1956, H/C...$75.00
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Condition: Good


An Owl Came To Stay
by: Rome, Claire

An absorbing account of how the author created a foster-home for injured and orphaned owls - and won a degree of acquaintanceship with her charges that few human beings can heave been privileged to achieve. This books covers six years of the authors life and many birds that pass through her care.144 pages. B/W illustrations by the author.
c. 1979, H/C...$12.50
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Condition: VG w/dust cover, inscription on inside front page


An Owl in the House: A Naturalist's Diary
by: Heinrich, Bernd & Calaprice, Alice

A field journal tracking the development of a great horned owlet, rescued in the wild, as it grows into an independent hunter able to survive in its own habitat. Includes: a special section on what to do if you find a baby bird; tips on how to keep your own journal; & original B/W drawings & photos. 119 pgs.
c. 1990, H/C, (Regular Price $14.95)...$12.95
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Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings


Australian Birds of Prey
by: Olsen, Penny

With more than 300 dramatic color photographs and detailed illustrations by noted wildlife artists, Australian Birds of Prey is the ultimate guide to the ecology, predation, and behavior of these majestic animals. n describing Australia's twenty-four species of birds of prey, Olsen relates their complex biology to the continent's unique geography and ecology. She explains why species such as the Nankeen Kestrel and Brown Falcon can range widely from coastal cliffs and river valleys to arid grasslands and wooded hillsides. She describes why others, such as the Red Goshawk, Pacific Baza, and Brahminy Kite, have ranges dramatically limited by their dependence on particular habitats and types of prey. Throughout, she focuses of important conservation issues that affect the well-being of raptors in the wild. She also describes their interactions with humans and recent advances in the care of sick and captive birds. Beautifully illustrated and uniquely authoritative, Australian Birds of Prey is a must for all ornithologists and bird lovers -- and for anyone with an interest in the wonders of Australia. 240 pgs.
c.1996...H/C...$49.95


Autumn of the Eagle
by: Laycock, George

American Bald Eagle's noble past and threatened future. 240 pgs.
c. 1973, H/C...$7.50
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Condition: Good, Ex-library, usual library markings


Bald Eagle Handbook
by: Wright, Larry

A guide to watching wintering American bald eagles in the St. Louis area. It was written strictly with one thought in mnid, to help eagle watchers, whether first-timers or seasoned eagle-ogglers, to enjoy the fun and sport of eagle watching. Contains self-guide eagle maps of St. Charles County MO, Madison County IL, Calhoun County IL, and Jersey County IL. B/W illustrations, maps. 73 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C...$9.95


Beak To Beak
by: Crawford, Walter C. Jr.

A collection of life experiences and lessons from nature from the man they call "The Birdman". Walter C. Crawford, Jr., founder and executive director of the World Bird Sanctuary located just outside St. Louis, MO. 80 pages, B/W photos
c. 2009, S/C ... $10.00


Birds Of America
Edited by the National Audubon Society

Identification & information book on the birds of America. Covers Orders: Diving birds; Long-winged swimmers; Tube-nosed swimmers; Totipalmated swimmers; Lamellirostral swimmers; Flamingos; Heron, Storks & Ibis; Marsh-Dwellers; Shore birds; Gallinaceous birds; Pigeons & Doves; Birds of Prey; Parrot-like birds; Cuckoos; Woodpeckers; Goatsuckers & Swifts; Perching birds. B/W photos & illustrations. 106 Color plates. 832 pgs.
c. 1917, 1936, H/C...$125.00
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Condition: Good


Birds of Prey
by: Ovington, Ray
In text, drawings and color illustrations, this book describes birds of prey - eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, kites and vultures - and discusses the importance of these birds and their function within ecosystems. 64 pgs.
c. 1995, 2nd Ed, Rev, Booklet... $5.00


Birds Of Prey
by: Scholz, Flotd

Visual reference for North American raptors examines 17 hawks, falcons, eagles, and osprey. Floyd Schulz took up bird carving in the 1970's and was frustrated by the lack of close-up, detailed reference photographs, so he teamed up with photographer Tad Merrick. This book also contains species information and artistic instruction. A must-have volume for carvers, painters and others interested in these magnificent birds. 500 color photos. 318 pgs.
c. 1993, H/C...$59.95


Birds of Prey (American Nature Guide)
by: Burton, Philip

North American Birds - habitat, habits, breeding, nesting, migration, behavior, size, range.
c.1991...S/C...$9.95


Birds of Prey In Flying Demonstrations: Management Guidelines for The Welfare Of Zoo Animals
by: Parry-Jones, J.

Biology, enclosures, boundry, furnishings & maintenance, environment, diet, feeding, water, breeding, handling, catching, restraining, transporting, safety, social structure, conservation. 12 pgs.
c. 2000, 2nd ed, S/C, Spiral...$16.95


Birds of Prey of the World
by: Grossman, Mary Louise & Hamlet, John

Chapters on: prehistory, birds of prey and man, ecology and habits, designs for survival, conservation, order falconiformes, order strigiformes, regional guides. Several color plates, hundreds of B/W photos & illustrations, range maps. Oversize book. 496 pgs.
c. 1964, H/C...$35.00
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Birds of Prey: Natrual History & Conservation of North American Raptors
by: Snyder, Noel & Helen

Introduction to the biology of 34 species of diurnal raptors.
c.1991...H/C...$39.95


Birds Of The Wetlands
by: Hancock, James

Briefly describes one major wetland area on every continent in the world. Covers: herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills, anhingas, cormorants, small waders & birds of prey. Color photographs. 152 pgs.
c. 1984, H/C...$35.00
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BSAVA Manual of Raptors, Pigeons and Passerine Birds
(BSAVA: British Small Animal Veterinary Association)
Edited: Chitty, John & Lierz, Michael
The Manual starts with the all-important area of husbandry for the three groups, including those kept as working birds as well as ornamental and pet species. More general topics, such as handling, examination, diagnostic procedures and surgery are dealt with across the groups, with notes as required on specific differences. An excellent chapter is included on endoscopy and endosurgery - a major technique for avian patients. The specialist section on raptor disease is very detailed, including an in-depth chapter on foot disease, especially bumblefoot. Recent interest in captive breeding is reflected in detailed chapters on reproduction and paediatrics. The sections dedicated to pigeons and passerine birds look at birds at both the individual and flock level. A wealth of international expert authors, and the BSAVA Manual trademark practical approach and superb full-colour images throughout make this book a wonderful addition to the practice bookshelf. 352 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C... $167.99


Captive Birds In Health & Disease
by: Cooper, John FRCVS
Covers: Gamebirds, raptors, parrots, waterfowl & other species. Captive bird biology, health versus disease, types of disease, use of medicines & disinfectants, accidents & emergency care, a veterinary vade mecum, legislation for bird-keepers. B/W photos, illustrations, charts. 132 pgs.
c. 2003, H/C...$34.95


Compleat Falconer
by: Beebe, Frank L.
The best known falconer and falconry, Frank Beebe, gives a detailed guide of how to train a hawk or falcon, a summary of the brids biology and how to generally manage the bird in captivity. Over 30 plates in color showing all the common species in action. Nearly 200 line illustrations. Over 300 pgs.
c.1992...H/C...$70.00


Complete Owl
by: Leach, Michael

History, mythology, diet, habits, habitat, future, practical advice, species.
c.1992...S/C...$29.95


Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World
by:
Brown, Leslie & Amadon, Dean
The information is presented in two parts. The first is a series of introductory chapters covering taxonomy, morphology, senses, flight, hunting methods, food and feeding, migration, various aspects of the breeding cycle, economics and relations with man, including falconry. There follow generic and species accounts in systematic order. Each species account follows the same pattern. It begins with a brief statement of the range and the broad ecology of the species. Then follows a fairly full description of adults and immatures of the best-known race of any species. Then brief notes on the range and particular characters of other subspecies, including maps. A section on field characteristics, voice and general habits is next, then details of food and feeding, followed by breeding habits. Eight artists have prepared the illustrations. A 2 volume set totaling 945 pages.
c. 1968, H/C, 2 Volumes... $145.00 Good, Ex-Lib with usual markings, cover showing signs of wear, inside VG 04000911
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Condition: Good, Ex-Library with usual library markings, cover showing signs of wear, inside Very Good


Falconry
by: Blaine, Gilbert

Species of falcons & hawks, equipment, education of the young eyass, waiting on, hooding, daily management, game hawking, moulting, common ailments & simple remedies, advice. 253 pgs.
c. 1936, H/C...$15.00
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Condition: Very Good


Falconry (Shire Album)
by: Ford, Emma

Falcon history, equipment, conservation, breeds.
c. 1984, Booklet, $4.00


Falconry & Birds Of Prey In The Gulf (Arabian Heritage Series)
by: Remple, David & Gross, Christian

A fscainating & exciting insight into falconry in the Arabian Gulf - one of the last major regions of the world where its traditions are still very much alive today. It describes the different aspects of the sport as it is practiced in this area, including the quarry, the capture & training of falcons, & the developments in modern days. The stage is then set for the actual hunt, magnificently illustrated with action photogrpahs. The book introdcues the other birds of prey that occur in the Gulf area, their special characteristics & their classifications. 104 pgs.
c. 1993, S/C...$17.50


Falconry & Hawking
by: Glasier, Phillip

Covers all aspects of falconry from its history and development to training, housing, tools, equipment and skills. Chapters on:handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying shortwings, game hawking, moulting, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking, making hoods, belts, bags and gloves. The author also gives complete details of all the birds most commonly used and reveals their character and individual temperaments. 352 pages over 170 photos and diagrams.
c. 1998, Third Edition, H/C (Regular Price $49.95)...$35.00
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Condition: Very Good w/dust jacket, ex-library with usual markings


Falconry Art & Practice
by: Ford, Emma

This stunningly full guide, by an experienced teacher and trainer, covers every aspect of falconry in voluminous detail. Construct a weather-proof shelter, feed your hawk the correct diet, and get health tips so you can quickly recognize if anything’ s awry. Carefully keyed diagrams show you how to field and clip a falcon’ s beak, and tend to its talons and feathers. Master hooding, setting out lures, test flights, fitness for hunting, imprinting, and working with dogs. 200 pgs.
c.1995...S/C, Rev...$17.95


Falconry For You
by: Evans, Humphrey
Chapters on: Hawks suitable for falconry, Which hawk would suit you best, Equipment, Acquisition, Starting, Training, Feeding, Health, A lost hawk, Moulting, Hunting. B/W photo plates. 206 pgs.
c. 1960, H/C...$12.50
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Falcons
by: Village, Andrew

Breeds, habitat, study of, food, hunting, breeding, migration, nestboxes.
c.1992...H/C...$18.95


Falcons & Falconry
by: Illingworth, Frank

Chapters on: Which hawk to have, equipment & its use in training: shed, gauntlet, glove, jesses, leash, bells, hood, free flight-operation hack, mews or hawk-house, hood, imping needle, block, swivel, perch, knot, bath, creance, bag, scales. Breeds covered: Mistress Merlin, Hobby Hawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, Artic Gyr, Sparrowhawk, Goshawk, Eagle. B/W photos. 127 pgs.
c. 1964, 2nd Ed, H/C...$9.95
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Falcons & Falconry
by: Illingworth, Frank

Chapters on: Which hawk to have, equipment & its use in training: shed, gauntlet, glove, jesses, leash, bells, hood, free flight-operation hack, mews or hawk-house, hood, imping needle, block, swivel, perch, knot, bath, creance, bag, scales. Breeds covered: Mistress Merlin, Hobby Hawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, Artic Gyr, Sparrowhawk, Goshawk, Eagle. B/W photos.
c. 1975, 4th Ed, H/C...$9.95
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Flight To Freedom
by: Durden, Kent

A follow-up to "Gifts of an Eagle", a golden eagle's transformation to wild.
c. 1974, H/C...$7.50
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Flying Free
by: True, Dan

The remarkable true story of an eagle that disproved the myth that a bird raised by man can never fly free. B/W photos. 163 pgs.
c.1984, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Near Mint with dust jacket, Name in front cover


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