Raptors in Your Pocket
A Guide to Great Plains Birds of Prey
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Raptors in Your Pocket by Dana Gardner
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780877459743
(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, 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, 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, Paperback (August 1991)» View all books by Dana Gardner
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.
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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).
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