One of New England's foremost bird photographers presents here for the first time a study of wading and shore birds, with over one hundred full-color pictures. The pictures delight the eye while providing an important resource for naturalists, artists, carvers, and taxidermists. Over 38 varieties of shore and wading birds are shown, most in several poses and perspectives.
In an attempt to standardize elements of the station routine, the book describes the procedures used in passerine and wader ringing stations. It offers a comparative analysis of versatile evaluation techniques such as measurements, orientation experiments and monitoring. The authors meticulously analyze different methods used to track birds, including catching passerines with mist-nets in land and wetland habitat, as well as the use of the Heligoland trap. The monograph, as a successful bid to establish a bird station routine that is favourable to both birds and ringers, will benefit all professional and amateur ringers.
This is a review of the whole family of waders. This seminal title remains the definitive book on waders – known in the US as shorebirds. Everything you might want to know about these masters of shore and wetland.
Universally recognised as by far the most authoritative work ever published on the subject, The Birds of Africa is a superb multi-contributor reference work, with encyclopaedic species texts, stunning paintings of all species and numerous subspecies, hundreds of informative line drawings, detailed range maps, and extensive bibliographies. Each volume contains an Introduction that brings the reader up to date with the latest developments in African ornithology, including the evolution and biogeography of African birds. Diagnoses of the families and genera, often with superspecies maps, are followed by the comprehensive species accounts themselves. These include descriptions of range and status, field characters, voice, general habits, food, and breeding habits. Full bibliographies, acoustic references, and indexes complete this scholarly work of reference. This second volume in the series deals comprehensively with the guineafowl, francolins, buttonquails, rails, cranes, finfoot, bustards, jacanas, painted-snipe, Crab Plover, oystercatchers, stilits and avocets, thick-knees, coursers and pratincoles, plovers and lapwings, sandpipers and allies, skuas, gulls, terns, skimmers, auks, sandgrouse and pigeons. The editors and artists have worked closely with other authors - all acknowledged experts in their field - to produce a superb reference in which comprehensive texts on every species are complemented by accurate and detailed paintings and drawings of the birds themselves.
Waders of Europe, Asia and North America – the definitive guide to this sternest of field identification challenges – just got even better. This enhanced fixed-format version of the book – featuring songs and calls – is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for iPad, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. Superb, fully zoomable colour plates of the highest detail lie opposite comprehensive identification text, separated into 'at rest' and 'in flight' sections, and accurate range maps. In addition, this e-book features songs, calls and other sounds from all 124 species of sandpipers, snipes, stints, godwits and their kin in the northern hemisphere. This epic collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birders operate. It provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birder will want to be without it.
An illustrated guide to all 134 shorebird species found in the Northern Hemisphere includes key identification features, age and sex differences, variations in plumage, similar species, status, habitat, and distribution.
Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
From the majestic Blue Ridge mountains to the sandy shores of the Atlantic coastline, the South Carolina Nature Viewing Guide leads its user on a tour through ninety-three of the state's most distinctive natural areas. The guide includes beautifully detailed descriptions of the featured sites, as well as maps, access information, nature viewing tips, and colorful, scenic photographs, which showcase selected sites for nature observation in South Carolina.
This volume contains detailed field descriptions of size, plumage, habitats, behavior, calls movements, and range that will give you the clues necessary for identification of the world's 212 species of eader.