The Bird Almanac : A Guide to Essential Facts and Figures of the World's Birds
Observing birds often raises many intriguing questions. Such as what is the incubation time for those robin eggs sitting in the nest above the porch light? What kinds of flowers attract humming birds? What are the migratory distances of various species? What are the major causes of bird deaths?
The Bird Almanac is an invaluable resource, impressive in scope and depth and complemented with tables and illustrations. This Second Edition has been reformatted for easier use and now features quick-find tabs and an index.
The first section of the book comprehensively covers the history, biology and behavior of birds. Bird physiology, biological systems and anatomy are explained in easy-to-understand terms and annotated illustrations.
Other topics include:
Fossil history of birds
Reproduction and mortality
Threatened and endangered species
Major birding festivals and competitions
How to attract specific species to the backyard
Extensive resources for bird-lovers including the top birding locations in America
Birding code of ethics
The second section consists of an authoritative world checklist of bird species. The birds are organized by taxonomic order and listed by common and Latin name.
The valuable information in The Bird Almanac fills in the gaps in knowledge of even the most seasoned birder.
Download The Bird Almanac : A Guide to Essential Facts and Figures of the World's Bi (9781552979259).pdf, available at johnaxavier.com for free.
- David M. Bird
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 130.6 x 208.3 x 29.2mm | 603.29g
- Publication date
- 03 Feb 2005
- FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
- Publication City/Country
- Ontario, Canada
- Edition Statement
- 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note
- 20 b&w illustrations