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Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor
Why a book on Ospreys? It’s a question I get asked by casual friends, those who don’t know me well. My closer friends rarely ask the question. They know how thoroughly this magnificent bird of prey captures imaginations, how its arrival back each April from...
A Window into the Study of Birds
Ornithology represents the efforts of a diverse team of editors and chapter authors who span a wide range of expertise and career stages. Our goal was to provide material written by leading experts in each subject area who would provide the latest information...
A New Yorker Who Celebrates Birds Every Day
The following is a modified excerpt from Leslie Day's Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City in celebration of National Bird Day. In New York City, birds are everywhere. They share the sidewalks with us. They build their nests on, above, and...
A Marsh is Born
By Vincent J. Burke, executive editor A hawk went aloft, stealing everyone’s attention. It was a familiar scene for the speaker, a wildlife manager whose back was turned to the soaring bird. You could see the slight smile form on his face as he recognized the...