In this delightful book, teacher and birder Cathryn Sill explains to children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight. Simple and enlightening, About Birds tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating birds. An afterword provides further detail for youthful ornithologists and their parents regarding bird identification.
Stretching from Alaska to New Mexico, a wide variety of birds can be found in the Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountain Birds is the ideal pocket-sized, folding guide for the eco-tourist or wilderness expert. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar bird species found from Alberta to Colorado. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and a back panel map highlighting the state's eco-regions and prominent birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this is the guide to take on your next Rocky Mountain adventure.
In these entertaining birding anecdotes from around the world, Bo Beolens, alias the 'Fatbirder', traverses many of the planet's wild places, along with his wife Maggie, looking at birds - some familiar, others exotic, a few beyond a person's most extravagant expectations. On the way, he meets up with a wide variety of human, animal and bird characters and experiences a plenitude of amusing and sometimes bizarre happenstances, all told with the author's wellknown flair and panache. Certainly, his travels are a credit to his courage and fortitude in coming to terms with wild birds of different plume, hue and voice. The book, with a prelude by celebrity naturalist and broadcaster Mike Dilger, comprises twenty-six alphabetical 'chapters' - starting with A for Anhinga, the Snake-bird, and ending with Z for Zebra Finch - each being accompanied by a humorous drawing by cartoonist and illustrator Des Campbell. A-Z of Birds will surely amuse and entertain all those who have a passion for birds and wish to be inspired by one who already has lots of first-hand experience of how to (usually) get the most out of travelling to far-flung lands to see them.
A poetic, personal, candid and richly descriptive account of over 40 journeys, on foot, in a kayak and by campervan to different parts of the South Coast of New South Wales over the last twenty years. It includes observations of animals, plants, people, history, ship wrecks, ecology, lakes and islands, and encounters with cuckoos, terns, owls, snakes, sugar gliders, manta rays, dolphins, whales, emus, dingos, cicadas, ant lions, ticks, lace monitors, strangler figs and prickly pear as well as greenies, botanists, bushwalkers, young lovers, locals, park rangers and canoeists. Anecdotes, poems and photos bring every beach, rock pool, headland, river and lagoon to life.
Follow along with your favorite Angry Birds characters as they fly around the world discovering continents, countries, and cultures. Kids will be hooked on a wacky search for the Angry Birds' eggs as they seek out clues that lead them to amazing discoveries.
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