The Peregrine

This extraordinary, poetic portrait of two peregrine falcons is one of the most beloved works of nature writing ever published.

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Author: J. A. Baker

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590171330

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 522

This extraordinary, poetic portrait of two peregrine falcons is one of the most beloved works of nature writing ever published. From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk. It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.

Maggie the One Eyed Peregrine Falcon

This true story tells the tale of a peregrine falcon that is injured while flying, then rescued and rehabilitated by a wildlife center.

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Author: Christie Gove-Berg

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781591935162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 780

This true story tells the tale of a peregrine falcon that is injured while flying, then rescued and rehabilitated by a wildlife center.

The Peregrine s Journey

Beginning in Alaska and ending two months later in Argentina, the peregrine falcon’s annual migration is an 8,000-mile flight across the Americas. This beautifully illustrated book allows young readers to follow one bird on its journey.

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Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 9780988330351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 464

The Peregrine’s Journey vividly describes one of the most remarkable feats in the animal kingdom. Beginning in Alaska and ending two months later in Argentina, the peregrine falcon’s annual migration is an 8,000-mile flight across the Americas. This beautifully illustrated book allows young readers to follow one bird on its journey. Based on the actual migration of a real bird that was tracked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the book is filled with amazing facts about the bird’s diet, habits, and navigational abilities, as well as stunning views of the many habitats the peregrine visits along the way.

Peregrine Falcon

This book offers a window into that rarely seen world, thanks to a combination of high quality images and beautifully written text, with chapters on subjects such as hunting, raising young and how populations around the world have rallied ...

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Author: Patrick Stirling-Aird

Publisher:

ISBN: 1472918665

Category: Peregrine falcon

Page: 128

View: 316

Saving the Peregrine Falcon

Describes the efforts of scientists who are trying to save the peregrine falcon from extinction by taking the fragile eggs that would not survive in the wild, hatching them, raising the chicks, and then releasing the birds back into the ...

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Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0876145233

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 799

Describes the efforts of scientists who are trying to save the peregrine falcon from extinction by taking the fragile eggs that would not survive in the wild, hatching them, raising the chicks, and then releasing the birds back into the wild.

The Story of Freyja

More than a kid's wildlife book, this story is told through the eyes of children with added facts about challenges falcons face; DDT, pollution, traffic, even litter.

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Author: Calvin Healey

Publisher: Center for Wildlife

ISBN: 0615558925

Category:

Page: 42

View: 564

Meet Freyja, a mice-eating Peregrine Falcon who works at the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine. Children of all ages will laugh (and learn) as they read about Freya's story and the plight of the Peregrine Falcon, a breed driven to the edge of extinction in the 1970s. Their resurgence and the challenge of living in the modern world is lovingly told through the drawings and words of the children of the York, Maine School System. The book includes fascinating facts about Peregrine Falcons, some of the science behind animal conservation, and Freyja's own touching story. The book closes with action steps kids can take to help keep animals safe in the wild, along with helpful links to websites where they can learn more about The Center for Wildlife, Peregrine Falcons and other endangered species. More than a kid's wildlife book, this story is told through the eyes of children with added facts about challenges falcons face; DDT, pollution, traffic, even litter. The book is perfect for teaching children about wildlife, conservation, and what they can do to help protect animals. Also contains a coloring page and links to online resources to bolster learning. Makes learning about wildlife for kids fun and educational.

The History and Range Expansion of Peregrine Falcons in the Thule Area Northwest Greenland

This book covers the discovery and history of the most northern breeding population of Peregrine Falcons in the world, near Thule Air Base in northwest Greenland (75.9–77.6° N). Although the region was explored by scientific expeditions ...

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Author: Andrew G. Gosler

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763539005

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 137

This book covers the discovery and history of the most northern breeding population of Peregrine Falcons in the world, near Thule Air Base in northwest Greenland (75.9–77.6° N). Although the region was explored by scientific expeditions as early as 1818, Peregrines were not documented in the area until the 1930s. By the early 1990s the population had become well established, with a warming climate enabling Peregrines from further south to expand their breeding range northward. Here Burnham and his co-authors present their comprehensive findings on the biology and ecology of this population based on thirteen years of research from 1993 to 2005.

The Peregrine Falcon

The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides.

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Author: Derek Ratcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408136836

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 223

The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the intervening 12 years. It reports one of the few notable successes in wildlife conservation: the full restoration of British and Irish Peregrine populations, and their appreciable recovery in other countries where numbers had also been greatly reduced by the impact of organochlorine pesticides. The pattern of increase in Britain has been extremely varied, from districts where numbers are now far higher than at any time in recorded history, to others where the bird is now at its lowest ebb. The examination of the reasons for these differences helps us to understand the most recent developments in the Peregrine saga. Particular attention has been paid to the recent major advances in our knowledge of Peregrine biology, such as its movements, population turnover, food and nesting habits. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up to date so that this volume, like its predecessor, is once again by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's colour paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, and the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Cover illustration by Donald Watson

The Peregrine Falcon

The first year of life for Varda, a golden peregrine falcon, and her perilous first migration from northern Canada to the Florida Keys.

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Author: Robert William Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053608355

Category: Birds

Page: 157

View: 845

The first year of life for Varda, a golden peregrine falcon, and her perilous first migration from northern Canada to the Florida Keys.

Unbelievable Pictures and Facts About Peregrine Falcons

How many eggs does a female peregrine lay at one time? In this book you will explore the wonderful world of peregrine falcons, finding the answers to these questions and so many more.

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Author: Olivia Greenwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798600437401

Category:

Page: 44

View: 343

Kid's U Presents...Peregrine Falcon Amazing Pictures and Facts about the Peregrine Falcon!What are the greatest threat to peregrine falcons? How many eggs does a female peregrine lay at one time? In this book you will explore the wonderful world of peregrine falcons, finding the answers to these questions and so many more. Complete with incredible pictures to keep even the youngest of children captivated, you will all embark on a little journey into the great unknown. In school our children aren't taught in a way that makes them curious and wants to learn. I want to change that! This book will show your children just how interesting the world is and help ignite a passion for learning. Your children will learn how to: Become curious about the world around them. Find motivation to learn. Use their free time to discover more about the world-and have fun while doing so! And much more!

Peregrine Falcon

Perhaps this is why so many varied people rushed to its aid when it faced decimation by pesticide poisoning.

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Author: James H. Enderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292756212

Category: Nature

Page: 266

View: 418

A superb success as a bird, combining great speed, aeronautical grace, and fearlessness...inhabitant of wild places, inaccessible cliffs, and skyscrapers...worldwide dweller, trans-equatorial migrant, and docile captive—the peregrine falcon stands alone among all others of its kind. Perhaps this is why so many varied people rushed to its aid when it faced decimation by pesticide poisoning. In this personal and highly entertaining memoir, Jim Enderson tells stories of a lifetime spent studying, training, breeding, and simply enjoying peregrine falcons. He recalls how his boyhood interest in raptors grew into an ornithological career in which he became one of the leading experts who helped identity DDT as the cause of the peregrine falcon's sudden and massive decline across the United States. His stories reveal both the dedication that he and fellow researchers brought to the task of studying and restoring the peregrine and the hair-raising adventures that sometimes befell them along the way. Enderson also seamlessly weaves in the biology and natural history of the peregrine, as well as anecdotes about its traditional and widespread use in falconry as an aggressive yet tractable hunter, to offer a broad portrait of this splendid and intriguing falcon.

The Peregrine Falcon

Describes how the peregrine falcon became endangered, recounts the efforts to save the birds that culminated in their removal from the Endangered Species List in 1999, and provides information on peregrine falcons and their habits.

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Author: Mac Priebe

Publisher: Mindfull Pub

ISBN: 0966955196

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 797

Describes how the peregrine falcon became endangered, recounts the efforts to save the birds that culminated in their removal from the Endangered Species List in 1999, and provides information on peregrine falcons and their habits.

Peregrine Falcon

Discusses the plight of peregrine falcons and why they are near extinction, as well as some of the ways humans can help.

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Author: Mike Unwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1439538972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 365

Discusses the plight of peregrine falcons and why they are near extinction, as well as some of the ways humans can help.

Learning to Fly

The author describes his experiences during one summer spent in the Adirondacks observing peregrine falcons as they learned to fly

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Author: P. H. Liotta

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: UOM:39015033997100

Category: Animal introduction

Page: 201

View: 766

The author describes his experiences during one summer spent in the Adirondacks observing peregrine falcons as they learned to fly

The Peregrine Falcon

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of this small bird of prey and briefly examines the sport of falconry.

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Author: Carl R. Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 0896862712

Category: Falcons.

Page: 47

View: 984

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of this small bird of prey and briefly examines the sport of falconry.

Amazing Pictures and Facts about Peregrine Falcons

Where do they build their nests? Do peregrine falcons live alone? In this book you will explore the wonderful world of peregrine falcons, finding the answers to these questions and so many more.

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Author: Mina Kelly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1547183632

Category:

Page: 24

View: 379

Kid's U Presents...Hawks Amazing Pictures and Facts about the Peregrine Falcon! Have your children ever wondered how fast a peregrine falcon can fly? Where do they build their nests? Do peregrine falcons live alone? In this book you will explore the wonderful world of peregrine falcons, finding the answers to these questions and so many more. Complete with incredible pictures to keep even the youngest of children captivated, you will all embark on a little journey into the great unknown. In school our children aren't taught in a way that makes them curious and want to learn. I want to change that! This book will show your children just how interesting the world is and help ignite a passion for learning. Your children will learn how to: Become curious about the world around them. Find motivation to learn. Use their free time to discover more about the world-and have fun while doing so! And much more! Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1- What is a Falcon? Chapter 2- When does the Peregrine Falcon Hunt? Chapter 3- What does a Peregrine Falcon Look Like? Chapter 4- Where does the Peregrine Falcon Hunt? Chapter 5- Where do Peregrines Live? Chapter 6- What do Peregrines Eat? Chapter 7- How Big is a Peregrine? Chapter 8- Are Male Peregrines Larger Than Females? Chapter 9- How Much do Peregrines Weigh? Chapter 10- What is the Lifespan of a Peregrine? Chapter 11- Do Peregrines Travel? Chapter 12- Are Peregrine Falcons Monogamous? Chapter 13- Are Peregrines Territorial? Chapter 14- Where do Peregrines Build Their Nests? Chapter 15- How Many Eggs do Peregrines Lay? Chapter 16- When do Baby Peregrines Learn to Fly? Chapter 17- What are Baby Peregrines Called? Chapter 18- What Type of Beak does a Peregrine Falcon Have? Chapter 19- Do Peregrines Have Natural Enemies? Chapter 20- Conservation Status

Peregrine Falcon

Baker,J.A., The Peregrine, Collins, 1967. Cade,T. J., The Falconsofthe World, Collins, 1982. Cade,T. J., J. H. Enderson, C. G. Thelander and C. M. White (eds), Peregrine Falcon Populations. Their management and recovery, ...

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Author: Patrick Stirling-Aird

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472918673

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 555

Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. However, its penchant for choosing inaccessible places to breed, feed and roost mean that few people are well acquainted with its habits and behaviour. This ebook offers a window into that rarely seen world, thanks to a combination of high quality images and beautifully written text, with chapters on subjects such as hunting, raising young and how populations around the world have rallied against the threat of extinction and are now prospering once again. The birds are further brought to life through a series of personal anecdotes from the author and photographers, which are woven into the text. The ebook is part of a series that also includes the titles Barn Owl and Kingfisher.