The Great Owls Field Guide: North American Owls

by Woodford, William S.; Woodford, Sharon J.
The Great Owls Field Guide: North American Owls
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The Great Owls Field Guide: North American Owls

by Woodford, William S.; Woodford, Sharon J.

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Why Owls? What is it about an owl that captures our fascination? Is it their silent flight, or their amazing night vision, or keen hearing? Is it their killing talons that so efficiently dispatch their prey? Owls are all around us yet are rarely seen. They sit still on tree tops moving their heads ever so slow, camouflaged, blending in, while viewing the landscape below, searching for prey. When one strolls along a pathway in the night, their eyes are upon you, yet, you see and know them not - mysterious raptors of the night. Some think them wise as in "wise old owls". They are the subject of myth and legends and Halloween tales, feared by some, cherished by others.

In The Great Owls Field Guide these mysterious raptors are brought into clarity. Each of the nineteen North American owls is reviewed in depth. Also included is the Eurasian Eagle Owl, the largest owl in the world at 9.25 lbs and the Elf Owl the smallest owl, weighing in at 1.2 oz. Each owl is a formidable predator and their stories are told here.

Our Opinion: A terrific book for the "owlholic," and, for that matter, anyone interested in owls. The authors cover the essentials of owls in the introductory pages with illustrations and text in a charming format. Each of the nineteen North American owls is reviewed in depth with color photos, maps, and illustrations. Links to calls and sounds. Text covers habitat, food, nesting, behavior, and conservation status. This spiral-bound workbook includes a page for sightings and notes facing each species account plus pointers on locating owls.


ISBN: 9780985906511

Publisher: The Precious Child, Inc.

Year of Publication: 2013

Page Count: 75

Weight: 0.7 lb