Raptors in Your Pocket by Dana Gardner
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Raptors in Your Pocket
By Dana Gardner

Raptors in Your Pocket

A Guide to Great Plains Birds of Prey

By (artist) See other recent books by Dana Gardner
Text by Nancy Overcott See other recent books by Nancy Overcott
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

Raptors in Your Pocket by Dana Gardner

Book Description

This newest addition to Iowa's successful series of laminated guides is a welcome aid to identifying the many challenging raptors of the Great Plains, from northern Minnesota to northern Texas. Illustrator Dana Gardner has created fourteen panels, showing twenty-six species perched and in flight with complete plumage variations - dark phases, light phases, and juvenile and adult male and female forms. The text also includes: length and wingspan, common and scientific names, and status, such as common resident or winter visitor. Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, and Gardner has worked hard to make this guide useful for beginning birders, as well as those more experienced in the field. Keep "Raptors in Your Pocket" in your car or backpack - or pocket! - during spring and fall migration and summer nesting season for help in identifying such relatively common species as the light and dark forms of the red-tailed hawk, the male and female merlin and American kestrel, and the juvenile, intermediate, and adult forms of the Swainson's hawk, as well as such uncommon visitors as white-tailed, swallow-tailed, and Mississippi kites.

Buy Raptors in Your Pocket book by Dana Gardner from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780877459743
ISBN-10: 0877459746
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 108mm x 4mm)
Imprint: University of Iowa Press
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Dana Gardner

Birds of Belize by Dana Gardner Birds of Belize, Paperback (February 2004)

Central America is a wonderful birding area, supporting a rich and diverse avifauna. This guide to the birds of Belize includes colour distribution maps indicating the range of breeding and visiting species. It should be a vital aid to all those birdwatching in this spectacular country.

Birds at Your Feeder by Dana Gardner Birds at Your Feeder, Paperback (October 2003)

A guide to nature's favourite visitors, this book includes paintings of birds in flight, perched and at feeders. The text provides common and scientific names for 50 species - from the great honed owl to the red-breasted nuthatch.

Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica by Dana Gardner Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica, Paperback (August 1991)

This book covers waterbirds and migrants as well as resident tropical species, and its treatment of such topics as plumages, vocalizations, food habits, nesting and distribution make it a comprehensive single-volume guide to the 830 species of birds in Costa Rica.

» View all books by Dana Gardner


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Raptors in Your Pocket book by Dana Gardner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner has illustrated more than twenty-six books, including Helpers at Birds' Nests (IOWA 1999) and A Naturalist amid Tropical Splendor by Alexander Skutch (IOWA 1987) and A Field Guide to the Birds of Belize. He grew up in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and now lives in Berkeley. With Nancy Overcott as author, he is the illustrator of Birds at Your Feeder: A Guide to Winter Birds of the Great Plains (IOWA 2003) and Fifty Common Birds of the Upper Midwest (IOWA 2006).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Dana Gardner close
Birds of Belize by Dana Gardner
Birds at Your Feeder by Dana Gardner
Antbirds and Ovenbirds by Dana Gardner
Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica by Dana Gardner
Life of the Tanager by Dana Gardner
Recent books by Nancy Overcott close
Birds at Your Feeder by Nancy Overcott
BoomerangBooks.com.au close