Books About Owls
Owls: A Guide To Every Species
Owls’ charm and mystique resonate through human history, yet uncovering the reality of their lives is a tremendous challenge, as most are nocturnal and many extremely secretive. This charming and informative book brings together full descriptions and distribution maps for all 225 owl species in the world, including the most recently discovered, and includes details on hunting and breeding behaviour, habitat and conservation.
Owls have captivated the human imagination for millennia. We have fixated on this night hunter as predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom or portent of doom. In Owl Sense, Miriam Darlington sets out to tell a new story. Her fieldwork begins with wild encounters in the British Isles, on the owl walks she takes with her teenage son Benji
Owls Of The World: A Photographic Guide
Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world’s finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world’s 268 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps.
Owls (Usborne Beginners)
Owls, the most fascinating of all birds, have captivated peoples’ imaginations for centuries. Their association with wisdom, their inscrutible gaze and their nocturnal activities give them an air of mystery. This book will give you a surprising amount of information, and tell you all you need to know about the many different types of owls and how they live.
A Parliament Of Owls
Understanding these birds is a great challenge outstandingly met by award-winning natural history author Mike Unwin and David Tipling, one of Britain’s foremost photographers. Unwin, who has watched and admired owls all over the world, captures the essence of each species, while explaining the unique natural history that has made these silent assassins the most effective feathered predators of darkness.
Owls: Our Most Enchanting Bird
From tiny Elf Owls to huge Eagle Owls, from the mysterious creatures of the night to an impossibly fluffy baby owl, they are undoubtedly one of the world’s most intriguing feathered friends. These wise, magical birds are otherworldly in their striking colours and stature, and it’s not just birdwatchers who are obsessed. With 50 hand-selected, hand-painted owls, this is a delightful gift which appeals to owl lovers, bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.
Owls (The British Natural History Collection)
This amazingly informative book has now been redesigned and republished as the first volume in The British Natural History Collection. Sadly Chris Mead died in 2003 so the original text has been brought right up to date by his former colleague and friend Mike Toms.Now includes colour photographs. A feature of the book is the beautiful and accurate line drawings and cartoons by renowned wildlife artist Guy Troughton. This special edition also features an eight-page gallery of stunning colour images by bird photographer Mark Hancox
The Owl Book
The Owl Book, with its stunning photography and fascinating facts, is a must-have for all owl lovers, featuring details of the life cycle, physiology, behaviours and many species of the owl globally. Chapters also explore the place of the owl in myth and legends from around the world as well as in art and literature, beautifully illustrated throughout.
RSPB Spotlight: Owls
Owls are charismatic and exceptionally well-loved characters in British wildlife, and have always held a special place in our folklore and legends. Their nocturnal habits mean few of us have been lucky enough to see them up close. In RSPB Spotlight: Owls Marianne Taylor introduces readers to every aspect of their lives including their physiology, biology and behaviour, as well as their history, and future in conservation in Britain and abroad.
This informative book, covering the northern hemisphere, will be divided in two between thematic sections covering owl biology and species accounts for around 30 species (with emphasis on European and Nearctic species). The book is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about these awesome hunters of the night. It is comprehensive in coverage and includes all of the owls in the region.
Owls Of The World
The best and most up-to-date book on owls available. Packed with beautiful illustrations, it explores owl behaviour and lifecycle, including hunting, courtship, breeding and special adaptations for nocturnal life. There is a chapter on each owl family, from the huge eagle owls to the diminutive pygmy owls and owlets. Author Jim Duncan has studied owls for more than two decades and has banded more than 2,500 owls as part of his research.
Owls (Collins New Naturalist Library)
Owls have been a source of inspiration to writers, artists, historians and naturalists alike. In a much-anticipated volume on one of Britain’s most fascinating group of birds, Mike Toms draws on a wealth of experience and research, providing a comprehensive natural history of British owls.
In this book, insightful text coupled with rarely seen images of the species life and behaviour introduce the reader to some of the most fascinating aspects of a remarkable nocturnal existence. There are chapters on subjects such as hunting, courtship and survival, as well as the species distribution, which covers much of the world, and its closest relatives. The Barn Owl is further brought to life through a series of personal anecdotes from the author and photographers, which are woven into the text.
In his fascinating new book Owl bestselling author and broadcaster Desmond Morris explores the natural and cultural history of one of nature’s most popular creatures. Morris describes the evolution, the many species, and the wide spread of owls around the world – excluding Antarctica, owls are found on every land mass, ranging in size from 28 centimeters (the Least Pygmy Owl) to more than 70 centimeters tall (the Eurasian Eagle Owl).
Owl (British Animals)
Have you ever seen inside an owl’s nest? Do you know what owls eat? Would you recognise their call? Follow the owl’s life cycle, from the first few hours of a new-born chick to finding a mate. Find out about the threats facing owls today and what can be done to protect them. Includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary and ‘unusual fact’ boxes.
The Hidden Lives Of Owls
Embark on an adventure into the world of owls, owl-watching, avian and the deep forest. Leigh Calvez pursues nine different owl species including the great horned, spotted and snowy. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible through the stories of the people who are obsessed with these birds and her own avian adventures in the field.
The Barn Owl: Guardian Of The Countryside
In this book Jeff Martin has compiled both his own research findings and those of the world’s leading experts to give a detailed insight into the barn owl’s fascinating lifestyle and behaviours. The barn owl Tyto alba belongs to the worldwide genus of Tyto, which presently comprises some 12 species of barn owl and 13 other closely related species. How this family of birds has managed to spread itself around the world has been a puzzle to ornithologists for many years, and Jeff is the first one to address this question formally by presenting some thought-provoking theories.
Owl: A Year In The Lives Of North American Owls
In Owl, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick uses his intimate yet dramatic images to follow North American owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats. Readers follow along at the nest as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migrations and competitions for food.