The Peregrine's Journey

Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 0988330342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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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.

Saving the Peregrine Falcon

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780876145234

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

View: 6000

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 Peregrine Falcon

Author: Derek Ratcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813683X

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 9041

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 Returns

Author: Mary Hennen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646556X

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 1550

Peregrine falcons have their share of claims to fame. With a diving speed of over two hundred miles per hour, these birds of prey are the fastest animals on earth or in the sky, and they are now well known for adapting from life on rocky cliffs to a different kind of mountain: modern skyscrapers. But adaptability only helps so much. In 1951, there were no peregrines left in Illinois, for instance, and it looked as if the species would be wiped out entirely in North America. Today, however, peregrines are flourishing. In The Peregrine Returns, Mary Hennen gives wings to this extraordinary conservation success story. Drawing on the beautiful watercolors of Field Museum artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara and photos by Field Museum research assistant Stephanie Ware, as well as her own decades of work with peregrines, Hennen uses a program in Chicago as a case study for the peregrines’ journey from their devastating decline to the discovery of its cause (a thinning of eggshells caused by a by-product of DDT), through to recovery, revealing how the urban landscape has played an essential role in enabling falcons to return to the wild—and how people are now learning to live in close proximity to these captivating raptors. Both a model for conservation programs across the country and an eye-opening look at the many creatures with which we share our homes, this richly illustrated story is an inspiring example of how urban architecture can serve not only our cities’ human inhabitants, but also their wild ones.

The Peregrine Falcon

Author: Robert Murphy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 188

View: 2771

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

The Peregrine

Author: John Alec Baker

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Science

Page: 191

View: 1324

A natural history of the falcon precedes a 7-month journal of observations of the habits of the peregrine

Return of the Peregrine

Author: Tom J. Cade,William A. Burnham,Pat Burnham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Peregrine falcon

Page: 394

View: 2743

The book is intended for a non-scientific audience but does contain previously unpublished information, tables, and graphs plus an extensive literature cited section and a bibliography for Eastern and Midwestern Peregrine restoration publications from 1971-2000.

The Peregrine Falcon

Author: Robert Murphy,Robert William Murphy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 5763

Endangered Species Act reauthorization

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1140

View: 9514