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Bird Migration
Thomas Alerstam, et al
Paperback: Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 0521448220; Reprint edition (April1993)
Avian Conservation : Research and Management
John M. Marzluff(Editor), et al

Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World
by John M. Marzluff (Editor), et al
Book Description:
One of the most striking and persistent ways humans dominate Earth is by changing land-cover as we settle a region. Much of our ecological understanding about this process comes from studies of birds, yet the existing literature is scattered, mostly decades old, and rarely synthesized or standardized. The twenty-seven contributions authored by leaders in the fields of avian and urban ecology present a unique summary of current research on birds in settled environments ranging from wildlands to exurban, rural to urban. Ecologists, land managers, wildlife managers, evolutionary ecologists, urban planners, landscape architects, and conservation biologists will find our information useful because we address the conservation and evolutionary implications of urban life from an ecological and planning perspective. Graduate students in these fields also will find the volume to be a useful summary and synthesis of current research, extant literature, and prescriptions for future work. All interested in human-driven land-cover changes will benefit from a perusal of this book because we present high altitude photographs of each study area. 

Avian Growth and Development : Evolution Within the Altricial-Precocial Spectrum (Oxford Ornithology Series, No 8)
by J. Matthias Starck (Editor), Robert E. Ricklefs (Editor)

Avian Medicine
by Thomas N. Tully (Editor), et al

The Bird Collectors
Barbara Mearns, Richard Mearns
"...Fascinating and well-researched volume. The Mearns show how valuable the collections of bird skins amassed over the past 150 years are to modern ornithology. The exploits of the collectors, and the hardships they endured, make absorbing reading. A fascinating and well researched volume." 
Bird Song : Biological Themes and Variations
P.J.B. Slater, C. K. Catchpole
The song bird has been an inspiration to poets and a delight to casual listeners, but why birds sing remains a mystery to most. Bird song has been studied extensively in the past few decades, so that there is now hardly an area of animal behavior onto which studies of song do not shed light. This book explores the study of bird song from the biological viewpoint, reviewing the large literature written on the subject and considering its intricate nature.
Hardcover / Published 1995

Bird Trapping and Bird Banding : A Handbook for Trapping Methods All over the World
Hans Bub, et al
Paperback / Published 1995

Birder's Dictionary
Randall T. Cox 
A one-of-a-kind reference for birders and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes, Birder's Dictionary is your most convenient source for biological, anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and taxonomic information about birds.
Paperback: 186 pages
Falcon Publishing Company; ISBN: 1560444231; 1 edition

Avian Malaria in the Asian Tropical Subregion
by Marshall Laird
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Current Ornithology (Current Ornithology, 13)
by Val Nolan (Editor), Ellen Ketterson (Editor)

Current Ornithology (Current Ornithology, 7)
by Dennis M. Power (Editor)
(Hardcover - February 1990)

Conservation and Management of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds in the Northern Rockies and Great Plains (Northwest Naturalist Books)
David S. Dobkin
Paperback: 236 pages
Univ of Idaho Pr; ISBN: 0893011681;

Discovering Birds : The Emergence of Ornithology As a Scientific Discipline : 1760-1850
Paul Lawrence Farber

Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World
Charles G. Sibley, et al / Hardcover / Published 1991

Dunnock Behaviour and Social Evolution (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution)
N. B. Davies, David Quinn (Illustrator)
At first sight just a small brown bird, the dunnock's unobtrusive appearance belies its extraordinary behavior and mating patterns. This book gives a full account of the mating systems of the dunnock or hedge sparrow, Prunella modularis, which include pairs, a male with two females, two males with one female, and several males with several females. Detailed observations, elegant field experiments, and DNA fingerprinting are combined to show how this variable social organization arises from selfish individuals competing to maximize their own reproductive success. Further experiments reveal how the cuckoo may thwart the dunnock's parental efforts. David Quinn's exquisite drawings provide a visual summary of the bird's behavior. All students of ecology, evolution, and animal behavior will want to be familiar with this work, which addresses the wider issues of the influence of ecology on mating systems and the evolutionary significance of conflict within and between species. This is the third volume in the Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution, and the first in this series to address behavioral ecology.
Paperback: 272 pages
Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0198546750; (July 1992)

Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds
John M. Hagan(Editor), et al
Hardcover / Published 1992

Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds/Based on a Symposium Hosted by Manomet Bird Observatory, 6-9 December 1989
David W. Johnston(Editor), et al
Paperback / Published 1992

Ecology and Evolution of Acoustic Communication in Birds
Donald E. Kroodsma (Editor), Edward H. Miller (Editor)
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The Ecology of Bird Communities (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)
John A. Wiens
Paperback / Published 1992

The Ecology of Bird Communities : Processes and Variations (Cambridge Studies in Ecology) Vol 2
John A. Wiens

Ecology of Bird Communities; Foundations and Patterns
John A. Wiens
Paperback / Published 1992

The Ecology of Migrant Birds : A Neotropical Perspective
John H. Rappole
Paperback - 270 pages
Smithsonian Institution Press; ISBN: 1560985135
Encyclopedia of Bird Reference Drawings
David Mohrhardt
Paperback - 80 pages 2nd edition (January 1992)
Fox Chapel Pub; ISBN: 1565230094

Early Southwest Ornithologists 1528-1900 (Southwest Center Series)
by Dan L. Fischer
Hardcover: 280 pages
University of Arizona Press; ISBN: 0816521492; (November )

The Technology of Bobwhite Management : The Theory Behind the Practice
by Fred S. Guthery
Material represents a compendium of more than two decades of research in association with Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University Kingsville, and Oklahoma State University. Some material was previously published in The Journal of Wildlife Management and the Proceedings of the National Bobwhite Quail Symposium.

Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World
by Charles G. Sibley, et al
(Hardcover - March 1991)

Extinct Birds
by Errol Fuller

Birds of New Guinea
by Beehler

Elliott Coues : Naturalist and Frontier Historian
by Paul Russell Cutright, et al

Bird Conservation One
by Stanley A. Temple (Editor)
(Paperback - November 1983)

Habitat Management for Migrating and Wintering Waterfowl in North America
Loren M. Smith(Editor), Roger L. Pederson (Editor)
Hardcover: 574 pages
Texas Tech University Press; ISBN: 089672204X; (September 1989)

Mediterranean Marine Avifauna : Population Studies and Conservation (NATO Asi Series, G : Ecological Sciences, Vol 12)
by Medmaravie (Editor)
(Hardcover - January 1987)

Manual of Avian Practice
by Agnes E. Rupley
Text on the diagnosis and treatment of birds. For veterinarians with little avian experience, students, and technicians
Paperback: 556 pages
W B Saunders Co; ISBN: 0721640834; 1st edition (January 15, )

Manual of Ornithology : Avian Structure & Function
Noble S. Proctor, et al
Paperback / Published 1993

Neotropical Birds : Ecology and Conservation
Douglas F. Stotz (Editor), et al / Paperback 

Neotropical Migratory Birds : Natural History, Distribution, and Population Change
Richard M. Degraaf, John H. Rappole (Contributor)
Paperback / Published 1995

by Frank B. Gill
Hardcover - 763 pages 2nd edition (December )
W H Freeman & Co.; ISBN: 0716724154

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field
by Olin Sewall, Jr. Pettingill
(Hardcover - June 1985)

The Origin and Evolution of Birds
by Alan Feduccia 

Population Limitation in Birds
by Ian Newton, Keith Brockie (Illustrator)

The Rise of Birds : 225 Million Years of Evolution
by Sankar Chatterjee

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior
by David Allen Sibley

From the creator of the seminal field guide, The Sibley Guide to Birds, comes another indispensable book for bird watchers. This veritable bible to the world of birds is the collaborative effort of 48 expert birders and biologists, who combine scientific accuracy and detail with an easily readable and well-organized format. How does a tiny chickadee survive subzero temperatures? How do flocks of birds synchronize their flights? How can an albatross cross miles of ocean without flapping its wings? Which bird brains are actually intelligent? It's all here in essays giving an overview of avian evolution, biology, and the aerodynamics of flight and in chapters devoted to the 80 bird families of North America, each one detailing taxonomy, habitats, feeding, breeding, vocalizations, migrations, and more. Concerned about declining populations, Sibley also discusses the conservation status of each species and the factors that threaten them. This fascinating source of information is destined to be a well-thumbed companion. -- Lesley Reed -
Hardcover: 588 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0679451234; 1 Ed edition (October 2, )

Current Ornithology (Current Ornithology, 1)
by Richard F. Johnston (Editor)
(Hardcover - September 1983)
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