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Handbook Of Common New Zealand Birds
by: Kinsky, FC & Robertson, CJR

This book has been designed for use in the practical visual identification of New Zealand's common birds. More than eighty finely detailed color portraits present a clear image of each species described. There is also a concise summary of basic information about the birds' field characters, distribution, habitat & breedin. The handbook covers a wide range of birds, both native & introduced, & a variety of habitats - town, pasture, mountain, bush & shoreline. 167 pgs.
c. 1987, H/C $19.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, name inside front cover otherwise like new inside

Hand-Feeding Backyard Birds: A Step-By-Step Guide
by: Wiberg, Hugh

Anyone can learn to feed wild birds from his or her hand! Wilberg reveals the best foods, weather conditions, and time of year and day to hand-feed birds. Color photos. 145 pgs.
c. 1999, S/C..$19.95

Hand-Rearing Birds
by: Gage, Laurie DVM & Duerr, Rebecca DVM

Provides the reader with a guide to the best methods of hand rearing all major species of birds. The book is broken into two sections. The first section covers standard hand raising methods and equipment, while the second provides individual chapters devoted to many major avian species. This book will be an invaluable reference for shelter veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, avian veterinarians, aviculturists, bird enthusiasts, and conservationists alike. Table of contents: 1. General Care; 2. Chick Identification; 3. Incubation of Eggs; 4. Ratites; 5. Penguins; 6. Grebes; 7. Pelicans; 8. Flamingos; 9. Shorebirds; 10. Gulls and Terns; 11. Alcids; 12. Ducks, Geese, and Swans; 13. Eagles; 14. Hawks, Falcons, Kites, Osprey, and New World Vultures; 15. Condors; 16. Herons and Egrets; 17. Domestic Poultry; 18. Wild Turkeys, Quail, Grouse, and Pheasants; 19. Cranes; 20. Pigeons and Doves; 21. Parrots; 22. Lorikeets; 23. Roadrunners; 24. Owls; 25. Goatsuckers; 26. Turacos; 27. Hummingbirds; 28. Swifts; 29. Mousebirds; 30. Hornbills, Kingfishers, Hoopoes, and Bee-eaters; 31. Woodpeckers; 32. Toucans; 33. Corvids; 34. Passerines: Hand-feeding Diets; 35. Passerines: Finches, Goldfinches, and Sparrows; 36. Passerines: American Robins, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Waxwings, and Bluebirds; 37. Passerines: Swallows, Bushtits, and Wrens; 38. Passerines: Exotic Finches; Appendix I. Important Contacts; Appendix II. Nutritional Tables; Appendix III. Resources for Products Mentioned. B/W photos. 441 pgs.
c. 2007, H/C...$99.99

Hawaii's Birds

Idententification & information guide, marine, water, urban, upland & forest birds. Color photos. 96 pgs
c. 1986, S/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good

Helping Orpahned Or Injured Wild Birds
by: Scarazzini, Diane

ABCs of baby birds, emergency care of orphaned nestlings, emergency feeing of orphaned nestlings, rules for first-aid, treating shock, cat mauling, broken bones, removing maggots, preventing pneumonia, helping injured raptors, releasing a wild bird, how to locate a wildlife rehabilitator, feeding wild birds natural foods and substitutions. 32 pgs.
c. 1999, Booklet...$3.95

by: Kemp, Alan
Comprehensive treatment of all 54 species. Covers diet, social behavior, nesting habits, with an overview of families & describes all facets of hornbill life with a wealth of examples. Complete descriptions of each of the 54 species in their natural state. Complementing the species accounts are twelve superb color plates showing the birds in all their variations at rest and in flight. Color photos, color plates & range maps. 302 pgs.
c. 1995, H/C...$175.00
Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Brand new

Hummers: Hummingbirds Of North America
by: Miller, Millie & Nelson, Cyndi

Reminiscent of nineteenth-century botanical prints, the full-color illustrations in this small nature guide are miniature watercolors, as delightful to look at as they are accurate. With each illustration the reader will find the polular and scientific names, size, range, and a concise description of the habitat or an interesting bit of lore. Ideal for the backpacker or dayhiker, the book fits handily in the pocket. 34 pgs.
c. 1987, Pocketsize, S/C...$5.95

by: Proctor, Noble

A visiual portfolio - stunning & amazing full page color photos (each page measuring over 10") of 35 different species of hummingbirds. 79 pgs.
c. 1989, H/C...$14.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Hummingbirds: My Tiny Treasures
by: Heidcamp, Arnette

Three books in one: "A Hummingbird in My House", "My Rufous Hummingbird", & "Hummingbirds: My Winter Guests". Since 1988, her home has been a temporary home to more than a dozen delicate jewel-colored hummingbirds that have wandered off course or were too ill to fly south for the winter. In these books we meet these beautiful, endearing birds, each with its own distinct personality. Complete with the author's astonshing full color photographs - Annette Heidcamp's stories about her life with hummingbirds is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of these lovely birds as well as heartwarming tale about the bond between humans and our feathered friends. 464 pgs.
c. 1999, H/C... $24.95

Hummingbirds: Their Life & Behavior
by: Tyrrell, Esther Q. & Tyrell, Robert A.

Robert Tyrrell, the world's foremost photographer of hummingbirds, has successfully captured on film the utterly fascinating day-to-day activities of our colorful North American species. Included among the 235 full-color pictures are never-before-photographed sequences such as nesting, molting, preening and territorial aggression, as well as an unprecedented portfolio of hummingbirds feeding from wildflowers. Esther Tyrrell has written the accompanying illuminating text, by far the most complete and up-to-date information on hummingbirds ever assembled, which will make this book the definitive source for both scientists and the general reader for years to come.
c. 1985, H/C...$42.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Hummingbirds of the Caribbean
by: Tyrrell, Quesada

This companion volume to "Hummingbirds: Their Life and Behavior" (more than 90,000 copies sold) sharpens the focus on the Caribbean Islands, home of the most resplendent and beautiful birds of the western hemisphere. Shimmering in iridescent glory are sixteen beautiful species that will astound the reader. Included are the Cuban Bee Hummingbird, the world's smallest bird, and the sparkling Blue-headed Hummingbird of Martinique, believed to be ob the verge of extinction. The text is a comprehensive survey of virtually all data ever printed about the Caribbean species including valauable data on; descriptions, voice, courship & nesting behavior, anatomy, physiology, feeding habits, & the hummingbirds role in Caribbean folklore.It also pinpoints exact locations on each island where these elusive birds may easily be found. 266 full-color photographs. 238 pgs.
c. 1990, Coffeetable size, H/C...$40.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good/ Like New with dust jacket

Hummingbirds Up Close (VHS Tape)
National Audubon Society

This video is your guide to enjoying all 15 species north of the Rio Grande. You'll see male hummingbirds in dazzling courtship flight, females tending their delicate nests and slow motion sequences of the tiny birds catching insects in mid-air. Best of all, it shows you how to bring these exciting birds to your home with flowers and feeders. 55 min.
c. 1988, VHS... $12.00

Hungry Bird Book
by: Arbib, Robert & Soper, Tony

Turn your garden into a year-round sactuary for wild birds. This bright, authoritative book will show you how to feed, water, house and protect them, whether you live in Florida, New Jersy, Texas, California, mid-Ontario or points in between. Here is everything you need to know about setting your table for hungry, feathered guests, and enticing them back for dinner again and again. 150 pgs.
c. 1965, P/B...$2.00
Used, Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited

I Found A Baby Bird - What Do I Do? - 2nd Edition (Basic Manuals: Wildlife Rehabilitation)
by: Carlson, Dale

Professional wildlife care and rehabilitation for a general audience. Safe, step-by-step text and picture guidance for back-yard rehabilitators. Provides first aid and rescue techniques, along with proper diet, housing and release techniques. 62 pgs.
c.1995, 2nd Ed, S/C...$6.25

Ian Sinclair's Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa
by: Sinclair, Ian

This book is unique in that it is the first to use full colour photographs to identify the more than 900 species known to occur from Antarctica to the Zambezi River . The book is divided into 153 plates, each grouping similar birds which are often difficult to distinguish in the field. Facing every plate is a succinct, comparative description drawing attention to those diagnostic or distinctive characters that make field identification easy. . In addition to the scientific and English and Afrikaans common names, each species' length, habitat and call is given. Relative abundance within the region is indicated and whether the species is endemic, while a two-colour distribution map clearly shows where the bird is likely to be found. 368 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C...
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds Of The World
by: Alderton, David

The ultimate identification guide to over 1600 birds, profiling habitat, nesting, behavior & food. Illustrated throughout with 1800 full-color photographs & art work, capturing rare & famliar birds from America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia & the Polar regions, & their characteristics. Gulls, pelicans, flamingos, penguins, ducks, geese, toucans, parrots, conures, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, barnets, kingfishers, doves, eagles, owls, hawks, hornbills, swallows, pheasants, finches, pittas, cuckoos, bee-eaters, and more! Coffee-table size. 512 pgs.
c. 2004, H/C...$50.00

Impeccable Birdfeeding
by: Adler, Bill , Jr.

How to Discourage Scuffling, Hull-Dropping, Seed-Throwing, Unmentionable Nuisances, & Vulgar Chatter at Your Birdfeeder. Impeccable Birdfeeding is the answer for those who want the pleasures of wild birds without the mess. 166 pgs.
c. 1992, S/C...$9.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America

A companion volume to The New York Historical Society's exhibition of the paintings of John James Audubon - features full-color reproductions of all 470 original watercolors created for The Birds of America. 382 pgs.
c. 1993, 1st Ed, Oversize, H/C, (Regular Price $75.00)...$65.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, ususal library markings otherwise clean inside

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story
by: Bach, Richard

Story of a seagull, as told by the seagull. B/W photos. 127 pgs.
c. 1970, P/B...$3.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Know Your Wild Birds
by: Schneider, Earl

Birdwatching, identification, feeding, birdhouses, nest materials, hummingbirds, predators, raising young birds, books on birds. Color photos. 64 pgs.
c. 1960's?...S/C...$3.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good

Land Birds Of America
by: Murphy, Robert Cushman & Amadon, Dean

30 chapters of information on: birds of prey, upland game birds, plovers & sandpipers, owls, pigeons & doves, cuckoos, goatsuckers, swifts, hummingbirds, kingfishers, woodpeckers, flycathers, swallows, jays, crows, titmice, nuthatches & creepers, wrens, mockingbirds, thrushes, piputs & wagtails, shrikes, waxwings, starlings, vireos, wood warblers, blackbirds & orioles, tanagers, finches, cardinals & spaarrows. Published with cooperation of the American Museum Of Natural History. B/W & Color photos. 240 pgs.
c. 1953, H/C...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Least Of These
by: Harris, Joan

Author/artist Joan Harris shares inspiring stories, sprinkled with humor and fascinating natural history. She brings these gangly, delicate babies to life on the page in meticulously detailed, Audubon-like drawings. From Hurlly, a fuzzy, so-ugly-it's-cute baby buzzard, to impressive adult birds portrayed in spot art for reference, these drawings (and their accompanying stories) make this book an ideal gift for bird lovers of all ages. Included is an appendix of bird rescue centers and information on what to do if you find a baby bird. 64 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$16.95

MacMillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds: A Visual Who's Who In The World Of Birds
Whitfield, Philip: Editor

It authoritatively catalogs the world's most important irds by family, and illustrates more than 700 representative species in minute and beautiful detail. Each full color painting is accompanied by text highlighting the essential details such as: common & scientifc name, canservation status, geographic location, size & physiology, & breeding & feeding habits. 224 pgs.
c. 1988, S/C...$19.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Making Wild Bird Nest Boxes (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael

A detailed and beautifully illustrated guide to making over 30 wild bird nest boxes and a bird table. This book takes you through building, locating and maintaining the nest boxes and is suitable for everyone from novices upwards. The range of nest boxes covers most of our wild bird species in the UK from Tits to Barn Owls. Color photos. 120 pgs
c. 2009, S/C... $21.95

Missouri Breeding Bird Atlas: 1986-1992
by: Jacobs, Brad & Wilson, James

The Missouri Department of Conservation commenced an ambitious statewide survey to determine the distribution of Missouri's breeding bird species. Over 400 dedicated volunteers surveyed 1207 breeding bird atlas blocks. Each species of bird studied conatins a b/w drawing of the bird and is detailed in 2 pages with info on range, distribution, breeding habitat, nest, eggs, incubation, fledgling as well as abundance, phenology and includes statewide breeding evidence map. Also includes many informational appendices. 430 pgs.
c. 1997, S/C... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like new-Near Mint

National Audubon Society Birder's Handbook
by: Kress, Stephen
How to locate, observe, identify, record, photograph, and study birds. Over 280 photographs & 139 illustrations to explain the techniques & equipment of birding. 163 pgs.
c. 2000, H/C...$24.95

National Audubon Society North American Birdfeeder Handbook
by: Burton, Robert

How-to's of home birdwatching and attracting birds. The heart of this popular bestseller is the portfolio of 80 portraits of the most commonly observed North American species. Each portfolio is accompanied by a detailed description of the bird's characteristics, voice, feeding, and nesting habits. This new edition features updated information on such topics as nesting and migration patterns. Filled with color photos on every page. 224 pgs.
c. 1995, Rev Ed, H/C...$24.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

Ornithology In Laboratory & Field
by: Pettingill, Jr., Olin

Text book. Contents: birds defined; ornithology defined; topography (head, neck, trunk, bill, wings, tail, legs & feet); feathers (structure of a feather, feathers of adult birds, feathers of newly hatched birds, coloration, development, feather parasites); anatomy & physiology; systematics; external structural characteristics; laboratory identification; plumages & plumage coloration; distribution; field identification; behavior (inhertied vs learned, social behavior, individual behavior); migration; territory; song; mating; nests & nest-building; eggs, egg-laying & incubation; young & their development; parental care; longevity; numbers & population; ancestry, evolution & decreases of birds. With appendices on: orinthological methods; preperation of a paper; bibliographies; selected biography of regional works; books for general information & recreational reading; current ornithological journals; clutch sizes, incubation periods & ages at fledging; & ectoparasites of birds: a brief review. Illustrations. 524 pgs.
c. 1970, 4th ed, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, outside some shelf wear, inside like new

by: Lanting, Frans

A celebration of the nature and beauty of penguins as expressed through the exquisite images and unique personal stories of master photographer and naturalist Frans Lanting. In a remarkable portfolio of photographs made during three expeditions to the icy kingdoms of penguins, he reveals both the amazing natural history and the irresistible appeal of the most human of birds. 168 pages, color photos.
c. 2006, S/C...$12.98

Penguin Summer
by: Pettingill, Eleanor Rice

An adventure with the birds & people of the Falkland Islands. The author & her husband went to the Falkland Islands, 300 miles off the tip of South America, to observe & photograph the life cycle of the penguins from the time they come ashore to lay their eggs until their young, half grown, take to the water. Here is an account of how the birds shoot ashore from a romp in the water, how they waddle up steep paths to their nests high above the sea, how they brood their chicks & feed them. In short, all the details of their lives seen first hand. Over 50 B/W photographs. 197 pgs.
c. 1960, First Edition, H/C...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, dust jacket shows some wear

by: Kaehler, Wolfgang

A photographic look at the penguin by the award-winning photographer wolfgang Kaehler. Against the magnificent blue-and-white background of Antartica and the rocky coast of the Falkland Islands, these stunning portraits reveal the world of the penguin as it has never been seen before.
c. 1989, S/C...$12.95

by: Peterson, Roger Tory

From dozen of expeditions to the Antartic & the islands that lie off the tips of southern continents, the author observed all 17 species of penguins on their home ground. Color photos & 137 lively drawings.238 pgs.
c. 1979, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

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