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100 birds to see before you die : the ultimate wish list for birders everywhere

David Chandler, Dominic Couzens

2008    224 pages    (The Five Mile Press)

Call #: 598.07234 CHA     DDC: 598.07234   

ISBN 13: 9781742112329    ISBN 10: 1742112323

What is the fastest-growing outdoor activity in the U.S.? Snowboarding? Mountain biking? No. It’s bird watching! There are currently 51.3 million dedicated birders in the U.S. with their binoculars focused on the skies. Sure to appeal to this growing flock, 100 Birds to See Before You Die is the ultimate birdwatcher’s book. Selected by two world-renowned birding authors, the top 100 birds include avian species that are endangered, exceptional common species, and others that have achieved [...]

What is the fastest-growing outdoor activity in the U.S.? Snowboarding? Mountain biking? No. It’s bird watching! There are currently 51.3 million dedicated birders in the U.S. with their binoculars focused on the skies. Sure to appeal to this growing flock, 100 Birds to See Before You Die is the ultimate birdwatcher’s book. Selected by two world-renowned birding authors, the top 100 birds include avian species that are endangered, exceptional common species, and others that have achieved legendary status. You won’t need binoculars to spot the huge and powerful, endangered Philippine Eagle or the brightly plumed Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Each of the 100 featured species is captured in remarkable full-color photographs in their natural habitat. This fascinating book combines hard-working detail with more unusual facts and mythological anecdotes, making it much more than a typical bird watching book. Detailed entries describe the natural history of each bird, including size, distribution, habitat, classification, population and conservation status. [less]

Birds - IdentificationBirdwatching
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1001 questions anwered about birds

Allan D. Cruickshank, Helen Cruickshank

1958    (Dover Publications)

Call #: 598 CRU   

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Ornithology
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1001 secrets every birder should know : tips and trivia for the backyard and beyond./ by Sharon "Birdchick" Stiteler ; foreword by Bill Oddie.

Sharon Stiteler

2013    296 pages    (Running Press)

Call #: 598.07234 STI    DDC: 598.07234   

ISBN 13: 9780762447343    ISBN 10: 0762447346

Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with sound information, 1,001 Secrets will expose many birding myths: a bald eagle cannot carry off a four-month old baby, and crows do not go sledding for fun.This accessible guide includes fun facts, such as where certain birds got their names, how [...]

Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with sound information, 1,001 Secrets will expose many birding myths: a bald eagle cannot carry off a four-month old baby, and crows do not go sledding for fun.This accessible guide includes fun facts, such as where certain birds got their names, how birds eat, how they find a life partner, and how they build a home for the chicks. Other useful information includes identification tips, migration patterns, and where the best birding vacation spots are. Packed with full-color photos, 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is a fun, informative read for every bird watcher. [less]

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Action plan for Australian birds 1992

Stephen T. Garnett

1992    (Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service)

DDC: 598.0420994   

ISBN 13: 9780642168085    ISBN 10: 0642168083

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Birds - Conservation - AustraliaEndangered species - Australia
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Action plan for Australian birds 2000, The

Stephen T. Garnett, Gabriel M. Crowley

2000    673 pages    (Environment Australia)

Call #: 598.0994 GAR 2000   

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Birds - Australia - ConservationEndangered species - Australia
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Action plan for Australian birds 2010

Stephen T. Garnett, Judit Szabo, Guy Dutson

2012    442 pages    (CSIRO Publishing)

Call #: 598.0994 GAR    DDC: 598.0994   

ISBN 13: 9780643103689    ISBN 10: 0643103686

The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 is the third in a series of action plans that have been produced at the start of each decade. The book analyzes the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status of all the species and subspecies of Australia's birds, including those of the offshore territories. For each bird the size and trend in their population and distribution has been analyzed using the latest iteration of IUCN Red List Criteria to determine their risk of extinction. [...]

The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 is the third in a series of action plans that have been produced at the start of each decade. The book analyzes the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status of all the species and subspecies of Australia's birds, including those of the offshore territories. For each bird the size and trend in their population and distribution has been analyzed using the latest iteration of IUCN Red List Criteria to determine their risk of extinction. The book also provides an account of all those species and subspecies that are or are likely to be extinct. Each categorization is justified on the basis of the latest research, including much unpublished material that has been made available during workshops conducted with leading ornithologists and conservation biologists around the country as well as phone interviews and correspondence. The result is the most authoritative account yet of the status of Australia's birds. In this completely revised edition each account covers not only the 2010 status but provides a retrospective assessment of the status in 1990 and 2000 based on current knowledge, taxonomic revisions and changes to the IUCN criteria, and then reasons why the status of some taxa has changed over the last two decades. Maps have been created specifically for the Action Plan based on vetted data drawn from the records of Birds Australia, its members and its partners in many government departments. The book contains some surprises – some alarming, some encouraging. The status of some birds has improved over the last two decades as a result of dedicated conservation management. Some may not have changed status but at least they are holding their own. Many, however, are continuing to decline and a distressing number are new to the list. There is also an increasing number of birds for which captive insurance populations need not only to be considered as a future option but actively pursued before it is too late. But this is not a book of lost causes. It is a call for action to keep the extraordinary biodiversity we have inherited and pass the legacy to our children. Every one of Australia's threatened taxa can be saved. This book describes the populations of species at greatest risk and outlines ways we can turn them around. KEY FEATURES * Readily accessible status information with reasons for listing * Synopsis of principal features that influence listing * List of actions needed for conservation * Includes specially commissioned distribution maps [less]

Birds - Protection - AustraliaEndangered species - Australia
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Addicted to birds

Annie Rogers

1992    217 pages    (Annie Rogers)

Call #: 598.01232092 ROG    DDC: 598.01232092   

ISBN 13: 9780646111940    ISBN 10: 0646111949

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Bird banding
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Adelaide's birds

Hilary A. F. Thompson, illustrated by Judi Francis

1997    78 pages    (Flinders Press)

Call #: 598.299423 THO    DDC: 598.2994231   

ISBN 13: 9780646296296    ISBN 10: 0646296299

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Birds - South Australia
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African birds of prey

Warwick Tarboton, photographs by Peter Pickford and Beverly Pickford

1989    227 pages    (Cornell Univ.Press)

Call #: 598.910968 TAR    DDC: 598.910968   

ISBN 13: 9781853680649    ISBN 10: 1853680648

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Birds of prey - Africa SouthernOwls - Africa Southern
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Age of birds

Alan Feduccia

1980    208 pages    (Harvard University Press)

Call #: 598 FED    DDC: 598   

ISBN 13: 9780674009752    ISBN 10: 0674009754

1980 196 pages with illustrations. first edition. Hardbound with dust jacket, very good condition

1980 196 pages with illustrations. first edition. Hardbound with dust jacket, very good condition [less]

Birds - ClassificationBirds - EvolutionBirds Fossil
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Albatross : elusive mariners of the Southern Ocean

Aleks Terauds, Fiona Stewart

2005    175 pages    (New Holland Publishers)

Call #: 598.42 TER    DDC: 598.42   

ISBN 13: 9781877069260    ISBN 10: 1877069264

Albatross - Elusive Mariners of the Southern Ocean tells the life histories of each of the five species of Albatross that breed in Australian waters, describes their breeding islands and outlines the efforts being made to preserve them. The book covers the history of human involvement in Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean the impact it has had on feral animals. Illustrated with the author's beautiful and intimate photographs of the birds, together with historic illustrations from publications [...]

Albatross - Elusive Mariners of the Southern Ocean tells the life histories of each of the five species of Albatross that breed in Australian waters, describes their breeding islands and outlines the efforts being made to preserve them. The book covers the history of human involvement in Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean the impact it has had on feral animals. Illustrated with the author's beautiful and intimate photographs of the birds, together with historic illustrations from publications such as Gould's The Birds of Australia and others created specifically for this book, Albatross is for all lovers of natural history, conservationists, students and researchers. [less]

Albatrosses - identification
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Albatross: their world, their ways

Tui De Roy, Mark Jones, Julian Fitter

2008    240 pages    (Firefly Books)

Call #: 598.42 DER    DDC: 598.42   

ISBN 13: 9780643095557    ISBN 10: 0643095551

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Albatrosses - ConservationAlbatrossess - Pictorial worksSea birds - Pictorial works
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Albatrosses

Terence Lindsey

2008    148 pages    (CSIRO Publishing)

Call #: 598.42 LIN    DDC: 598.42   

ISBN 13: 9780643094215    ISBN 10: 0643094210

* Illustrated and accessible guide to this unique aviatorDespite their iconic cultural status, real albatrosses are largely confined to the region referred to by early mariners as the “Roaring Forties” and the “Furious Fifties”, otherwise known as the Southern Ocean. The single most distinctive characteristic of these birds is that they ride storms. Aside from a few close relatives among the petrels and shearwaters, they are the only animals (of any kind) that do this. They don’t evade [...]

* Illustrated and accessible guide to this unique aviatorDespite their iconic cultural status, real albatrosses are largely confined to the region referred to by early mariners as the “Roaring Forties” and the “Furious Fifties”, otherwise known as the Southern Ocean. The single most distinctive characteristic of these birds is that they ride storms. Aside from a few close relatives among the petrels and shearwaters, they are the only animals (of any kind) that do this. They don’t evade storms, or flee them, they climb aboard and ride them. The meteorology of the Southern Ocean is so extreme that the region might reasonably be viewed as essentially one enormous, endless storm. For any non-aquatic animal, this characteristic makes the Southern Ocean nearly as inhospitable as the polar wastes or the most extreme of deserts. To all but the albatross, that is.This work outlines the life histories of these spectacular birds, and explores some of the main strategies and tactics that have evolved to enable them to achieve mastery of one of the most hostile regions on the planet. [less]

Albatrosses
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Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

Derek Onley, Paul Scofield

2007    240 pages    (Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd)

Call #: 598.42 ONL    DDC: 598.42   

ISBN 13: 9780713643329    ISBN 10: 0713643323

Famous for their size and elegance in flight, albatrosses are familiar to anyone who has travelled through the southern oceans, and are a flagship family of conservation concern. However, albatrosses are just one of several groups of 'pelagic' birds - those that visit land only to breed, and spend the rest of their lives far from the coast, soaring from ocean to ocean in a never-ending search for food. Mysterious and graceful, these birds can present a formidable identification challenge to even [...]

Famous for their size and elegance in flight, albatrosses are familiar to anyone who has travelled through the southern oceans, and are a flagship family of conservation concern. However, albatrosses are just one of several groups of 'pelagic' birds - those that visit land only to breed, and spend the rest of their lives far from the coast, soaring from ocean to ocean in a never-ending search for food. Mysterious and graceful, these birds can present a formidable identification challenge to even the most experienced birder. This book provides the answer - the first comprehensive guide to pelagic birds, the albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, storm-petrels and diving petrels. A total of 46 spectacular colour plates highlight key ID criteria of the birds in flight, with close-ups of diagnostic regions of the plumage. The plates are accompanied by accurate distribution maps, while the sparkling text brings the world of these amazing birds to life. Several extremely rare species, such as Beck's Petrel, are illustrated for the first time, while the New Zealand Storm-petrel, rediscovered as recently as 2004, is also included. Sea-watchers all around the world will find this superb field guide indispensable. [less]

Sea birds
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Amazing facts about Australian birds

Pat Slater, photography by Steve Parish

1997    80 pages    (Steve Parish Publishing)

Call #: 598.0994 SLA   

ISBN 13: 9781875932344    ISBN 10: 1875932348

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Birds - Australia
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Animal ecology

Charles Elton

1927    204 pages    (Sidgewick & Jackson)

Call #: 591.5 ELT   

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Animal ecologyAnimal populations
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Annotated checklist of the birds of South Australia Part 1 : Emus to Spoonbills, An

1979    (SAOA)

Call #: 598.299423 ANN Part 1   

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Birds - South Australia
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Annotated checklist of the birds of South Australia Part 2A : Waterfowl, An

1985    (SAOA)

Call #: 598.299423 ANN Part 2A   

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Birds - South Australia
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Annotated list of the birds of Kangaroo Island, An

Chris Baxter

1989    70 pages    (National Parks and Wildlife Service)

Call #: 598.299423 BAX    DDC: 598.2994235   

ISBN 13: 9780730812708    ISBN 10: 0730812707

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Birds - South Australia
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Anoraks to zitting cisticola : a whole lot of stuff about birdwatching

Sean Dooley

2007    276 pages    (Allen & Unwin Pty LTD)

Call #: 598.07234 DOO    DDC: 598.07234   

ISBN 13: 9781741752724    ISBN 10: 1741752728

Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola is a guide to the secret world of birdwatching. It has all the stuff the real guides don't tell you: how to look cool in binoculars, how not to get stuck with a bird bore, how to start your own bird list, what not to wear, whether birds have penises and so on. Using an alphabetic template, it's an insight into the language, behaviour, haunts and habits of both birders and birds. Ranging far and wide, Sean covers birdwatching from the perspective of environmental [...]

Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola is a guide to the secret world of birdwatching. It has all the stuff the real guides don't tell you: how to look cool in binoculars, how not to get stuck with a bird bore, how to start your own bird list, what not to wear, whether birds have penises and so on. Using an alphabetic template, it's an insight into the language, behaviour, haunts and habits of both birders and birds. Ranging far and wide, Sean covers birdwatching from the perspective of environmental issues, politics, literature, sociology and ornithology, all with a deft touch that both informs and entertains. So whether it's A for Anoraks, P for Parabolic Grot, S for Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet contains the first argument over bird identification ever recorded) or G for Gonads, this A-Z is a must for the amateur, the wannabe or fanatical birdwatcher. And it's guaranteed to keep even the most casual bird nerd amused. [less]

Bird watchers - HumorBird watching - Humor
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Art of bird illustration

Maureen Lambourne

2001    192 pages    (Eagle Editions)

DDC: 598.0222   

ISBN 13: 9781861604262    ISBN 10: 1861604262

Cover subtitle: A visual tribute to the lives and achievements of the classic bird illustrators.

Cover subtitle: A visual tribute to the lives and achievements of the classic bird illustrators. [less]

Birds in art - HistoryOrnithological illustration - History
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Assessment of hooded plover (Thinornis rubicollis) breeding success and threats to the Fleurieu Peninsula 2006/2007

Emma Stephens

60 pages    (Locally produced)

Call #: 598.33 STE   

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PloversShore birds - Australia Southern
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Atlas of Australian birds

M. Blakers, S. J. J. F. Davies, P. N. Reilly

1985    750 pages    (Melbourne Univ Pr)

Call #: 598.2994 BLA    DDC: 598.2994   

ISBN 13: 9780522842852    ISBN 10: 0522842852

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Birds - Australia - Geographical Distribution
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Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand

Peter Creswick Bull, P. D. Gaze, C. J. R. Robertson

1985    295 pages    (Ornithological Society of New Zealand)

Call #: 598.29931 BUL    DDC: 912.159829931   

ISBN 13: 9780473002824    ISBN 10: 0473002825

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Birds - New Zealand - Geographical Distribution
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Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand 1999-2004

C. J. R. Robertson, C. R. Pickard, P. Hyvonen, M. J. Fraser

2007    533 pages    (Ornithological Society of New Zealand)

Call #: 598.29931 ROB   

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Birds - New Zealand
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Atlas of bird migration tracing the great journeys of the world's birds

edited by Jonathan Elphick

1995    180 pages    (Marshall Edition)

Call #: 598.2525 ALT    DDC: 598.2525   

ISBN 13: 9780864387776    ISBN 10: 0864387776

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Birds - Migration
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Atlas of bird migration : tracing the great journeys of the world's birds

edited by Jonathan Elphick

2007    176 pages    (Gary Allen)

Call #: 598.2525 ALTA    DDC: 598.2525   

ISBN 13: 9781877082917    ISBN 10: 1877082910

"A comprehensive and authoritative full-colour guide to the mysteries of bird migration" -- Back cover.

"A comprehensive and authoritative full-colour guide to the mysteries of bird migration" -- Back cover. [less]

Birds - FlightBirds - Migration
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Atlas of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland

J. T.R. Sharrock

1990    480 pages    (Academic Press)

Call #: 598.2941 SHA    DDC: 912.15982941   

ISBN 13: 9780856610189    ISBN 10: 0856610186

This companion volume to The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland is derived from yearly surveys of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland during 1968-72, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Irish Wildbird Conservancy. Each of the 3,862 10-km squares of Britain and Ireland was visited during the five years and the resulting records (over 285,000) are summarised in the maps.The full-page maps plot the known distribution of all but 11 of the 229 breeding species [...]

This companion volume to The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland is derived from yearly surveys of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland during 1968-72, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Irish Wildbird Conservancy. Each of the 3,862 10-km squares of Britain and Ireland was visited during the five years and the resulting records (over 285,000) are summarised in the maps.The full-page maps plot the known distribution of all but 11 of the 229 breeding species located during the survey period. Each map has an accompanying text which describes the species' habitat, the problems involved in proving breeding, the historical background to the species' range and any changes in its numbers. The probably reasons for these changes are discussed and an attempt made to assess the total number of birds for each species. [less]

Birds - Geographical Distribution - IrelandBirds - Great Britain - Geographical Distribution
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Atlas of the birds of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Volume 1, An

Richard M. Cooper, Ian A. W. McAllan, Brian R. Curtis

2014    720 pages    (NSW Bird Atlassers Inc)

Call #: 598.29944 COO   

ISBN 13: 9780957704732   

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Birds - Australian Capital TerritoryBirds - New South WalesNew South Wales Bird Atlassers
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Atlas of the Birds of the Western Palaearctic, An

Colin J. O. Harrison

1982    322 pages    (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)

Call #: 598.298 HAR    DDC: 598.295   

ISBN 13: 9780002197298    ISBN 10: 0002197294

The Description for this book, An Atlas of the Birds of the Western Palaearctic, will be forthcoming.

The Description for this book, An Atlas of the Birds of the Western Palaearctic, will be forthcoming. [less]

Birds - Geographic Distribution
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Atlas of Victorian birds

W. B. Emison

1987    271 pages    (RAOU )

Call #: 598.29945 EMI    DDC: 598.29945   

ISBN 13: 9780724183876    ISBN 10: 0724183876

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Birds - Victoria - Geographical Distribution
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Attracting birds to your garden in Australia

John Dengate

1997    208 pages    (New Holland Publishers)

Call #: 639.9780994 DEN    DDC: 598.2994   

ISBN 13: 9781864362237    ISBN 10: 1864362235

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Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

Lindsay Hunt, R. Grund, D. Keane, J. A. Forrest

2007    164 pages   

DDC: 638.57890994231   

ISBN 13: 9780646479248    ISBN 10: 0646479245

"Choosing plants and designing gardens to encourage butterflies to live and breed in gardens in the greater Adelaide region. Forty species of butterfly are featured, along with their nectar plants and their caterpillar food plants."--Provided by publisher.

"Choosing plants and designing gardens to encourage butterflies to live and breed in gardens in the greater Adelaide region. Forty species of butterfly are featured, along with their nectar plants and their caterpillar food plants."--Provided by publisher. [less]

Butterflies - South Australia - Adelaide 'Region
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Audubon Society master guide to birding : 1 Loons to Sandpipers

edited by John Farrand Jr.

1983    447 pages    (Knopf)

Call #: 598.297 FAR v.1    DDC: 598.297   

ISBN 13: 9780394533827    ISBN 10: 0394533828

The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, Vol. 1: Loons to Sandpipers

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Birds - Identification - North AmericaNational Audubon Society
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Audubon Society master guide to birding : 2 Gulls to Dippers

edited by John Farrand Jr.

1983    398 pages    (Knopf)

Call #: 598.297 FAR v.2    DDC: 598.297   

ISBN 13: 9780394533841    ISBN 10: 0394533844

An advanced field handbook to the birds of North America: text by 61 key experts, with their personal secrets for identifying particular species with hundreds of color photographs and paintings. The first guide based on the new classification of the American Ornithologist's Union.

An advanced field handbook to the birds of North America: text by 61 key experts, with their personal secrets for identifying particular species with hundreds of color photographs and paintings. The first guide based on the new classification of the American Ornithologist's Union. [less]

Birds - Identification - North AmericaNational Audubon Society
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Audubon Society master guide to birding : 3 Old World Warblers to Sparrows

edited by John Farrand Jr.

1983    339 pages    (Knopf)

Call #: 598.297 FAR v.3    DDC: 598.2   

ISBN 13: 9780394533834    ISBN 10: 0394533836

Covering all 835 species of birds recorded on the continent, including 116 accidentals, this is the first field guide to North American birds specifically designed to satisfy the interests and needs of the serious birder. Its three volumes contain, in all, 1245 full-color photographs, 193 paintings, 422 drawings, and 650 range maps, while 61 of the nation's top field ornithologists and experts contribute their special knowledge to the 370,000 words of text. Entries are arranged taxonomically [...]

Covering all 835 species of birds recorded on the continent, including 116 accidentals, this is the first field guide to North American birds specifically designed to satisfy the interests and needs of the serious birder. Its three volumes contain, in all, 1245 full-color photographs, 193 paintings, 422 drawings, and 650 range maps, while 61 of the nation's top field ornithologists and experts contribute their special knowledge to the 370,000 words of text. Entries are arranged taxonomically according to the new American Ornithologists' Union classification.This volume contains:Old World Warblers and Thrushes, Mimic-Thrushes, Accentors, Wagtails and Pipits, Waxwings, Silky-Flycatchers, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood Warblers, Bananaquits, Tanagers, Cardinals and Thier Allies, New World Blackbirds and Orioles, Finches, Old World SparrowsVolume 1 contains:Loons, Grebes, Albatrosses, Shearwaters and Petrels, Storm-Petrels, Tropicbirds, Boobies and Gannets, Pelicans, Cormorants, Anhingas, Frigatebirds, Herons, Ibises and Spoonbills, Storks, Flamingos, Swans, Geese, and Ducks, New World Vultures, Hawks and Eagles, Falcons, Chachalacas, Pheasants, Grouse, and Quails, Rails, Limpkins, Cranes, Thick-knees, Plovers, Oystercatchers, Stilts and Avocets, Jacanas. SandpipersVolume 2 contains:Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers, Auks, Pigeons and Doves, Parrots, Cuckoos, Barn-Owls, Typical Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Trogons, Hoopoes, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Tyrant-Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays and Crows, Titmice, Verdins, Bushtits, Nuthatches, Creepers, Bulbuls, Wrens, Dippers [less]

Birds - Identification - North AmericaNational Audubon Society
 
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