Raptors: The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey


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Comstock Publishing
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Keith L. Bildstein is Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science at the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. He is the author of Raptors, Migrating Raptors of the World, and White Ibis, and coauthor of The Raptor Migration Watch-Site Manual and Raptor Watch, and coeditor of many books, including most recently The State of North America's Birds of Prey.


"A clarifying perspective on a very complex subject.... [Bildstein] notes the many deficiencies in our knowledge and the possible ways we can fill the gaps.... Easy to read, yet still maintains a very high level of scientific objectivity."

--The Canadian Field-Naturalist

"A superb summary of biological knowledge of birds of prey worldwide.... A very fine distillation of current knowledge and theories, with a global scope, arranged in an interesting and sometimes novel way that will keep any enquiring reader entertained and informed."


"The text is well written, yet contains significant information the general reader will consider esoteric. Clearly, this is a labor of love for the author and it shows on every page. Any individual keenly interested in birds of prey will find this an entertaining read. Libraries with strong ornithological holdings will want a copy, but libraries with limited natural science sections may also find it attractive."

--P. K. Lago, University of Mississippi "Choice "

"Raptors is a book of passion by a world-renowned raptor conservation biologist whose fascination, wealth of knowledge, and experience comes through clearly... This book will be useful to raptor ecologists and biologists, graduate students working on birds of prey across the globe, and the wildlife and nature conservation fraternity. Simple and understandable language means it can also be appreciated by lay people with interest in natural history, including birdwatchers."

--Conservation Biology