The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution.
Chapters on buying, housing, care, feeding, health, breeding and training as well as a section with addresses of clubs and websites for further information.
THE BIRDMAN OF TREADWELL Through his diaries Edwin Warren takes you back in time over a hundred years ago as if in a time capsule. It is as if you are there by his side and can imagine you are in his place as he witnesses death and injury on all too many occasions in the world famous Treadwell gold mine on Douglas Island, Alaska. You will experience the daily routine working at the mine including a near riot, rescuing a little Indian boy from a near tragic fall, the Treadwell Ghost, the fear of working with an incompetent hoist operator who dropped the cage on several occasions including once with volatile explosives. Working as a powder man you will come close to death in a near collision with the ore train and the powder truck. You will experience what the accommodations were like at the beginning of the last century on the many different steam boats Edwin sailed on during his two adventures to Alaska.
You know how much you adore your pet tortioise and you will want to remember everything about your treasured pet? This journal will enable you tocultivate an appreciation for your tortoise's activities and their and their antics by creating your very own documentation about their behaviour. Record your observations in this journal. See your tortoise in their environment and jot down a few facts, hamster behaviour or your own thoughts and adorable memories that you will cherish, remember and share with others. This blank, lined, 8"x10" journal contains decorative images on each page with room to doodle and sketch.
A variety of climate zones makes Maine a great place for birding and it is the only State where you'll find breeding colonies of Atlantic Puffins. Maine Birds will help to identify over 140 familiar species with beautiful detailed illustrations. A map featuring prominent state-wide birding hotspots will be appreciated by seasonal state visitors or residents. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail.