Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City

Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City Author Leslie Day
ISBN-10 9781421416175
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 384
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Look around New York, and you’ll probably see birds: wood ducks swimming in Queens, a stalking black-crowned night-heron in Brooklyn, great horned owls perching in the Bronx, warblers feeding in Central Park, or Staten Island’s purple martins flying to and fro. You might spot hawks and falcons nesting on skyscrapers or robins belting out songs from trees along the street. America’s largest metropolis teems with birdlife in part because it sits within the great Atlantic flyway where migratory birds travel seasonally between north and south. The Big Apple’s miles of coastline, magnificent parks, and millions of trees attract dozens of migrating species every year and are also home year-round to scores of resident birds. There is no better way to identify and learn about New York’s birds than with this comprehensive field guide from New York City naturalist Leslie Day. Her book will quickly teach you what each species looks like, where they build their nests, what they eat, the sounds of their songs, what time of year they appear in the city, the shapes and colors of their eggs, and where in the five boroughs you can find them—which is often in the neighborhood you call home. The hundreds of stunning photographs by Beth Bergman and gorgeous illustrations by Trudy Smoke will help you identify the ninety avian species commonly seen in New York. Once you enter the world of the city’s birds, life in the great metropolis will never look the same.



Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City

Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City Author Leslie Day
ISBN-10 9781421411491
Release 2013-05-10
Pages 356
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New York just might be the most biologically diverse city in temperate America. The five boroughs sit atop one of the most naturally rich sites in North America, directly under the Atlantic migratory flyway, at the mouth of a 300-mile-long river, and on three islands—Manhattan, Staten, and Long. Leslie Day, a New York City naturalist, reveals this amazing world in her Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Combining the stunning paintings of Mark A. Klingler with a variety of photographs and maps, this book is a complete guide for the urban naturalist—with tips on identifying the city's flora and fauna and maps showing the nearest subway stop. Here is your personal guide to the real wild side of America’s largest city. Throw it in your backpack, hop on the subway, and explore. -- Adrian Benepe, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation



Birds of New York City

Birds of New York City Author Cal Vornberger
ISBN-10 9781581575439
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 192
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See the concrete jungle revealed as a secret habitat for an array of avian life Many marvelous species of bird call New York’s boroughs home, though it takes a keen eye to spot them. Birds of New York City is the culmination of years of work from photographer Cal Vornberger. The product of a master photographer’s patience and ardor, Vornberger’s spectacular images, taken across all five boroughs in all four seasons, reveal an urban environment teeming with wildlife only steps away from speeding cabs and rushing pedestrians. Accompanying these expertly captured images are Vornberger’s engaging anecdotes about his experiences birding in the city, along with helpful photography tips for professionals, hobbyists, or even interested novices, including a detailed list of his trusted equipment. More than two hundred species pass through New York each year, about one-third of the species found in the entire country. With hundreds of dazzling pictures taken year-round and city-wide, Birds of New York City brings these elusive creatures to light for readers everywhere to experience.



Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island

Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island Author Deborah Rivel
ISBN-10 9781611689686
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 320
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This easy-to-use guide gives seasonal information for both popular birding sites and those off the beaten path. Precise directions to the best viewing locations within the region's diverse habitats enable birdwatchers to efficiently explore urban and wild birding hotspots. Over 500 species of birds can be seen in New York City's five boroughs and on Long Island, one of the most densely populated and urbanized regions in North America, which also happens to be situated directly on the Atlantic Flyway. In this fragmented environment of scarce resources, birds concentrate on what's available. This means that high numbers of birds are found in small spaces. In fact, Central Park alone attracts over 225 species of birds, which birders from around the world flock to see during spring and fall migration. Beyond Central Park, the five boroughs and Long Island have numerous wildlife refuges of extraordinary scenic beauty where resident and migratory birds inhabit forests, wetlands, grasslands, and beaches. These special places present an opportunity to see a wide array of songbirds, endangered nesting shorebirds, raptors, and an unprecedented number and variety of waterfowl. Including the latest information on the seasonal status and distribution of more than 400 species, with 39 maps and over 50 photographs, this full-color guide features information essential to planning a birding visit. It will become the go-to book for both the region's longtime birders and those exploring the area for the first time.



Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City

Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City Author Leslie Day
ISBN-10 9781421402819
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 296
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Your evening walk will never be the same once you come to know the quiet giants that line the city's streets.



Birds of New York Field Guide

Birds of New York Field Guide Author Stan Tekiela
ISBN-10 159193110X
Release 2005-03-15
Pages 302
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This is it: New Yorkís ultimate bird-watching set! Use the remarkable field guide to identify 120 of your stateís bird species. Utilize the CDs, and learn to identify them by sound. It comes all together in one field-friendly package!



Wildflowers of New York in Color

Wildflowers of New York in Color Author William K. Chapman
ISBN-10 0815627467
Release 1998
Pages 163
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A non-technical guide to the wildflowers of New York State, arranged in a simple format that enables the reader to quickly determine the identity of the species.



Lives of North American Birds

Lives of North American Birds Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 0618159886
Release 2001-11-01
Pages 675
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A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.



Birds of New York City Including Central Park and Long Island

Birds of New York City Including Central Park and Long Island Author Quick Reference Publishing
ISBN-10 193691316X
Release 2012-02-01
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Created for beginning and intermediate birders, this easy-to-use guide provides an introduction to the wide variety of bird species that frequent New York City and Long Island. From springs joyous return of colorful migrating birds to the parade of winter waterfowl that crowds Long Islands north and south shores, this guide provides 135 stunning digital photosincluding the 15 most common female birdsto help you determine which species you see. Seven double-sided, laminated, waterproof panels fold into a handy size that fits in your daypack, waist pack, or glove compartment. Whether youre sitting on your Montauk porch, scoping the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, hiking a unit of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge system, or birding Central Park for the first time, youll find the birds you see in this simple guide.



Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 9780618456970
Release 2012
Pages 416
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Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.



After Silence

After Silence Author Nancy Venable Raine
ISBN-10 9780307765031
Release 2010-09-22
Pages 288
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"Silence has the rusty taste of shame. The words shut up are the most terrible words I know. . . . The man who raped me spat these words out over and over during the hours of my attack--when I screamed, when I tried to talk him out of what he was doing, when I protested. It seemed to me that for seven years--until at last I spoke--these words had sunk into my soul and become prophecy. And it seems to me now that these words, the brutish message of tyrants, preserve the darkness that still covers this pervasive crime. The real shame, as I have learned, is to consent to them." After Silence is Nancy Venable Raine's eloquent, profoundly moving response to her rapist's command to "shut up," a command that is so often echoed by society and internalized by rape victims. Beginning with her assault by a stranger in her home in 1985, Raine's riveting narrative of the ten-year aftermath of her rape brings to light the truth that survivors of traumatic experiences know--a trauma does not end when you find yourself alive. Just as devastating as the rape itself was the silence that shrouded it, a silence born of her own feelings of shame as well as the incomprehension of others. Raine gives shape, form, and voice to the "unspeakable" and exposes the misconceptions and cruelties that surround this prevalent though hidden crime. With formidable power and in intimate detail, she probes the long-term psychological and physiological aftereffects of rape, its tangled sexual confusions, the treatment of rape by the media and the legal and medical professions, and contemporary cultural views of victimhood. For anyone, female or male, who has suffered from or witnessed the shattering effects of rape, After Silence inspires and points the way to healing. This landmark book is a stunning literary achievement that is a testimony to the power of language to transform the worst sort of violation and suffering into meaning and into art. From the Hardcover edition.



New York City Trees

New York City Trees Author Edward Sibley Barnard
ISBN-10 0231128355
Release 2002
Pages 240
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Complemented by more than seven hundred full-color photographs, drawings, and maps, this intriguing field guide takes a close-up look at the trees of New York City and the metropolitan area, discussing the natural history of each tree, furnishing identification tips, and including a driectory of the oldest, strangest, and most beautiful trees. Original. (Biology & Natural History)



Birds of Missouri

Birds of Missouri Author Stan Tekiela
ISBN-10 1885061358
Release 2001-11-01
Pages 300
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See a yellow bird and donít know what it is? No problem! This remarkable field guide features 115 bird species (only Missouri birds!) organized by color. Full-page photos, detailed descriptions, Stanís Notes and range maps help to ensure correct I.D.



Birds of Montana Field Guide

Birds of Montana Field Guide Author Stan Tekiela
ISBN-10 1591930979
Release 2004-10-15
Pages 348
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Make bird watching in Montana even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Montana. This book features 136 species of Montana birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.



Birds of Dakotas Field Guide

Birds of Dakotas Field Guide Author Stan Tekiela
ISBN-10 1591930162
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 324
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A guide to 125 of the most common birds of the Dakotas, organized by color.



What a Plant Knows

What a Plant Knows Author Daniel Chamovitz
ISBN-10 9781429946230
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 192
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How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather? For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles Darwin's early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn's distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors. But now, in What a Plant Knows, the renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents an intriguing and scrupulous look at how plants themselves experience the world—from the colors they see to the schedules they keep. Highlighting the latest research in genetics and more, he takes us into the inner lives of plants and draws parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize. Chamovitz shows how plants know up from down, how they know when a neighbor has been infested by a group of hungry beetles, and whether they appreciate the Led Zeppelin you've been playing for them or if they're more partial to the melodic riffs of Bach. Covering touch, sound, smell, sight, and even memory, Chamovitz encourages us all to consider whether plants might even be aware of their surroundings. A rare inside look at what life is really like for the grass we walk on, the flowers we sniff, and the trees we climb, What a Plant Knows offers us a greater understanding of science and our place in nature.



The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots

The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots Author Bob Gress
ISBN-10 0700615652
Release 2008
Pages 354
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An easy-to-use field guide written for beginning and intermediate birders. Includes more than 350 stunning color photos and detailed profiles of 295 bird species most likely to be found in Kansas. Also offers insider tips on more than two dozen birding hot spots and a handy birding checklist for all state birds.