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Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight
Identifying hawks in flight is a tricky business. Across North America, tens of thousands of people gather every spring and fall at more than one thousand known hawk migration sites--from New Jersey's Cape May to California's Golden Gate. Yet, as many discover, a standard field guide, with its emphasis on plumage, is often of little help in identifying those raptors soarin ...more
Hardcover, 129 pages
Published November 20th 2005 by Princeton University Press
(first published 2005)
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Great reference for anyone interested in identifying Birds of Prey in flight. Pictures are beautiful and like the title says, from every angle. Similar species are shown side by side to aid in identification. Birds are divided into different families (Accipiters, Buteos, Falcons and Vultures, Osprey, Eagles). A must have for birders.
Mar 28, 2008 Ruth Neese rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Birders, naturalists
Identifying hawks in flight can be difficult--this book offers photos of hawks in flight instead of silhouettes or line drawings. This is an immense help to anyone trying to learn how to determine whether the dot at 1000 feet is a Red-tailed or Swainsons hawk! Photos cover the angles from above, below, head-on, and wing-on--priceless!
I'm a beginner at bird watching. This is a great reference book for identifying marks and terms for hawks. Truthfully, I couldn't follow it all. I'm too much of a beginner. But I will refer to it in the future as I try to figure out what the heck I'm watching.
Jul 23, 2010 Louise Chambers rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Birders, Birdwatchers
Recommended to Louise by: Tattered Cover Bookstore
A good book to identify Hawks with. Photos and descriptions of flight angles, wing shapes, species morphs, juvenile and adult plumages help the birdwatcher identify Hawks in all sorts of lights and positions and altitudes. I recommend this book to keep on hand as a field guide and shelf reference for any person interested in learning more about how to identify Hawks.