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The Birds of Heaven : Travels With Cranes
by Peter Matthiessen, Robert L. Bateman (Illustrator)
Acclaimed writer Peter Matthiessen, a self-professed "craniac," has been observing and studying all kinds of birds most of his life, but his pursuit of cranes is closer to a spiritual quest than a naturalist's exercise. These majestic, mythic, and notoriously shy birds, capable of soaring at heights of 20,000 feet, are often fond of remote and rugged places, so just locating the birds can be difficult enough, determining an accurate number often impossible. Some locales, such as the breeding grounds on the Platte River in Nebraska, boast flocks half a million strong--"by far the greatest crane assemblies on earth"; other areas support only a precious few. Matthiessen's search for 15 different species of cranes has taken him to hidden corners of Siberia, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Sudan, and Australia (where Atherton cranes were not even discovered until 1961). Despite his many years of adventure and wide travels, each crane sighting is still a thrill for him, and his curiosity and contagious enthusiasm bring the book alive. But The Birds of Heaven also serves as an ecological warning: "Perhaps more than any other living creatures, they evoke the retreating wilderness, the vanishing horizons of clean water, earth, and air upon which their species--and ours, too, though we learn it very late--must ultimately depend for survival." --Shawn Carkonen, Amazon.com
Hardcover - 349 pages (December 20, )
North Point Press; ISBN: 0374199442
 
Crane Music : A Natural History of American Cranes
Paul A. Johnsgard
Paperback

The Great Gallery of Ducks and Other Waterfowl
by Richard Lemaster
Hardcover - 352 pages Reissue edition (March )
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 0811707067

Ducks of North America and the Northern Hemisphere
by John Gooders, Trevor Boyer (Contributor)
Hardcover - 176 pages Reissue edition (June 1993)
Facts on File, Inc.; ISBN: 0816014221

The Duck Stamp Story
by Eric Jay Dolin, Bob Dumaine
Listed under Philately

The Mottled Duck : Its Life History, Ecology and Management
Charles D. Stutzenbaker
Hardcover

Ecology and Management of the Wood Duck
Frank C. Bellrose, Daniel J. Holm
Hardcover

Florida's Fabulous Waterbirds : Their Stories
Winston Williams
Paperback / Published 1983
 

Handbook of Waterfowl Identification
by Frank S. Todd, James F. Clements (Editor)
Paperback - 104 pages
Ibis Pub Co; ISBN: 0934797145
 
The Giant Canada Goose
Harold C. Hanson
Hardcover

Habitat Management for Migrating and Wintering Waterfowl in North America
Loren M. Smith(Editor), Roger L. Pederson (Editor)
Listed under Ornithology

Life Histories of North American Marsh Birds
Arthur Cleveland Bent
Paperback / Published 1927
 

Long-Legged Wading Birds of the North American Wetlands
by Lucian Niemeyer, Mark Riegner
Hardcover from Stackpole Books
1993
 
North American Wading Birds
by John Netherton
Paperback from Voyageur Press
 
North American Waterfowl (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Richard K. Walton
Paperback - 192 pages (April )
Knopf; ISBN: 0679749241
 
Seashore and Wading Birds of Florida
by Patricia E. Pope
Paperback from Great Outdoors Pub Co
1975
 
Shorebirds : An Identification Guide to the Waders of the World
by Peter Hayman, John Marchant, Tony Prater
Paperback Reprint edition (August 1991)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap); ISBN: 0395602378
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Wading Birds
by Anne Welsbacher, John Netherton
Library Binding from Lerner Publications Company

Wading Birds: From Herons to Hammerkops (Animals in Order)
by Sara Swan Miller
Paperback from Franklin Watts, Incorporated

Waterfowl : An Identification Guide to the Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World
by Steve Madge, Hilary Burn (Illustrator)
Paperback Rep edition (September 1992)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap); ISBN: 0395467268
 

Waterfowl Identification : The Lemaster Method
by Richard Lemaster
Paperback - 76 pages Spiral edition
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 0811729826
 
Wildlife Painting Basics Waterfowl & Wading Birds
by Rod Lawrence
Listed under Oil Painting

The Great Blue Heron : A Natural History and Ecology of a Seashore Sentinel
Robert W. Butler
Hardcover
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Natural History of the Waterfowl
by Frank S. Todd
Hardcover
Ibis Pub Co; ISBN: 0934797110

Ducks : A Dabbler's Miscellany (Tiny Tomes)
E.H. Ball
Hardcover
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Familiar Birds of Lakes and Rivers (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
Richard K. Walton
Paperback
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Father Goose : One Man, a Gaggle of Geese, and Their Real Life Incredible Journey South
William Lishman, Joseph Duff (Photographer) / Hardcover / Published 1996
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Great Blue Heron (Camp & Cottage Collection. Wildlife)
Hayward Allen / Paperback / Published 1991
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