Birds by the Shore

Biologist Ernst Mayr once remarked that birds have wings not so much for the purpose of getting away to a place but for the purpose of ... Do our mottled currents and patterns of marsh grass brand a bird, saying, Come toward this shore?

Birds by the Shore

From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape's rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history--her mother's death, her father's illness and her hopes to have children of her own. This portrait of life at the ocean's edge will be relished by anyone who has walked a beach at sunset, or watched a hawk hover over a winter marsh, and felt part of the natural world. With a quiet passion and friendly, generous intelligence, it explores the way that landscape shapes our thoughts and perceptions and shows that home ground is often where we feel the deepest response to the planet.

Life Histories of North American Shore Birds

1900 — Birds of the Yukou Region . North American Fauna , No. 19 . ... 1887 – Three New Forms of North American Birds . The Auk , vol . 4 , pp . 145-149 . ... 1888 — The Shore Birds o Cape Cod . Ornithologist and Oologist , vol .

Life Histories of North American Shore Birds


Life Histories of North American birds Shore birds

1915 — Comparative Periods in Deposition and Incubation of Some North American Birds . The Wilson Bulletin , vol . 27 , pp . 275–286 . CAHOON , JOHN CYRUS . 1888 — The Shore Birds of Cape Cod . Ornithologist and Oologist , vol .

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In the woods and on the shore

At what seemed the exact psychological moment, as the wild birds were on the point of lighting, out from the shore came the vanguard of their flyers with joyous cries. The new birds lifted again to meet them and their ranks intermingled ...

In the woods and on the shore


Birds of the Olympic Peninsula

a scientific and popular description of 261 species of birds recorded on the Olympic Peninsula, ... The shore of the Pacific is the natural habitat for many sea-birds, as is Puget Sound, whose arms extend inland with a shoreline of over ...

Birds of the Olympic Peninsula


Glaucus Or The Wonders of the Shore

They can remember , too , when , on the first appearance of Bewick's " British Birds , " the excellent sportsman who brought it down to the Forest , was asked , Why on earth he had brought a book about " cock sparrows ?

Glaucus  Or  The Wonders of the Shore


Living with the Shore of Puget Sound and the Georgia Strait

The National Audubon Society and its Mission In the late 1800s , forward - thinking people became concerned over the slaughter of plumed birds for the millinery trade . They gathered together in groups to protest , calling themselves ...

Living with the Shore of Puget Sound and the Georgia Strait

This volume in the Living with the Shore series provides practical and specific information on the status of the nation’s coast and useful guidelines that enable residents, visitors, and investors to live with and enjoy the shore without costly and futile struggles against the forces of nature.

Fishing and Shooting Sketches

On the other hand, the shore-bird hunter knows not the abiding place of his game. He knows that at times during certain summer months these birds pass southward in their long migration, but he cannot know whether they will keep far out ...

Fishing and Shooting Sketches

Reproduction of the original: Fishing and Shooting Sketches by Grover Cleveland

Use of Wetland Habitats by Birds in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska

Shallow - Carex ( Class 11 ) ponds have a gently sloping shore zone surrounded by and usually containing emergent Carex aquatilis with a ... Large birds including loons , waterfowl , hawks , owls , gulls , terns , and jaegers were ...

Use of Wetland Habitats by Birds in the National Petroleum Reserve  Alaska

Distribution, abundance, and use of wetland habitats by migratory birds were studied at 2 interior and 3 outer Arctic Coastal Plain sites in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska in 1977 and 1978.

Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar

Because the full passage is observed only close to the shore in certain wind conditions, the precise peaks as observed from the shore may vary from year to year. The main passages take the form of mass movements, often comprising flocks ...

Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar

The Strait of Gibraltar is famous as a major point of passage for Palaearctic birds migrating between their European breeding grounds and their winter quarters in Africa. Clive Finlayson, a native of the Rock and a trained ornithologist, presents a fascinating account of the region and its resident and transitory bird life. The first chapter of the book describes the area, which broadly defined includes the Coto Donana in the north and the Merja Zerga in the south, and the geographic and climatological characteristics which make it a suitable crossing place. In scope this book goes beyond the strict definition of the Strait and, following Irby's 19th Century work, examines the rich area where Europe meets Africa. The chapters which follow describe in detail the migration patterns of the principal passage species including their origins, destinations and overall numbers, showing how the precise conditions of weather and visibility affect the specific choice of route and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering bird communities are then considered and the ornithology of the entire region summarized. Whether or not you have ever witnessed the thousands of raptors, storks and other birds that may make this legendary crossing in a single day, this book will conjure the spirit of this extraordinary place. Delightful illustrations by lan Willis complete an important and entertaining book.

A Naturalist Along the Jersey Shore

Birds that arrive in early June have little time to breed , for by late July the food supply is already dwindling , and they leave for the south once again . Almost immediately the new arrivals must decide whether to breed or not .

A Naturalist Along the Jersey Shore

Description: literary trip along the Jersey Shore.

Living with the Georgia Shore

The National Audubon Society and Its Mission In the late 18004, forward-thinking people became concerned over the slaughter of plumed birds for the millinery trade. They gathered together in groups to protest, calling themselves Audubon ...

Living with the Georgia Shore

The wide sandy beaches, quiet maritime forests, and vast Spartina marshes of the natural Georgia coast create a most spectacular, albeit gentle, Southern beauty. Casual visitors and longtime residents alike have been charmed by this special place. Living with the Georgia Shore provides an essential reference and guide for residents, visitors, developers, planners, and all who are concerned with the conditions and future of Georgia's coastal zone. Recounting the human and natural history of the islands, the authors look in particular at the phenomenon of coastal erosion and the implications of various responses to this process. In Georgia, as elsewhere in the United States, the future of the shore is in doubt as recreational and residential development demands increase. This book provides guidelines for living with the shore, as opposed to simply living on it. The former requires planning and a wise choice of property or house site. The latter ignores the potential hazards unique to coastal life and may make inadequate allowance for the dramatic changes that can occur on any sandy ocean shore. Living with the Georgia Shore includes an introduction to each of the Georgia isles, an overview of federal and state coastal land-use regulations, pointers on buying and building at the shore, a hurricane preparation checklist, a history of recent hurricanes in Georgia, an extensive annotated bibliography, and a guide to government agencies and private groups involved in issues of coastal development.

Living with the Puerto Rico Shore

The National Audubon Society and Its Mission In the late 1 Soos, forward-thinking people became concerned over the slaughter of plumed birds for the millinery trade. They gathered together in groups to protest, calling themselves ...

Living with the Puerto Rico Shore

In this, the eighteenth title in Duke University Press's Living With the Shore series, the authors present a "user's guide" to the coastal zone of Puerto Rico. Presenting a geological appraisal of the history, dynamics, and hazards of the island's coastline, Living With the Puerto Rico Shore is the first in the series to examine a tropical region and the first to examine an area outside the continental United States. The book provides detailed descriptions of the entire shoreline, noting the specific coastal hazards of each coastal reach. These hazards include coastal erosion, storm surge flooding, and potential damage from earthquakes. Where high-density development or significant roads and utilities are particularly at risk, these are also noted. The effects that sand mining, seawalls, jetties, and other attempts at coastal engineering have had on the island are examined. Finally, the authors discuss historical and legal aspects of coastal planning in Puerto Rico, presenting guidelines for selecting building sites. Of interest to all concerned with protecting our shores and beaches and useful to the coastal planner and manager, Living With the Puerto Rico Shore contains an extensive bibliography and a list of agencies involved in coastal issues.

The Emu

... birds very close together; there appears to be considerable movement and much splashing among the resting birds. 3.30 p.m. — First bird landed; very few birds in the air and these well off shore. 4.00 p.m. — Another bird landed.

The Emu


Thoreau s Notes on Birds of New England

SHORE-BIRDS. WOODCOCK Oct. 27, 1851. Saw a woodcock61 feeding, probing the mud with its long bill, under the railroad bridge within two feet of me for a long time. Could not scare it far away. What a disproportionate length of bill!

Thoreau s Notes on Birds of New England

During his two-year residence at Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau became keenly aware of the natural world that surrounded him. Entries from his journals reflect his soulful, in-depth observations of local wildlife, and his remarks on birds are particularly plentiful and poetic. This book, originally published as Notes on New England Birds in 1910 and edited and arranged by Francis H. Allen, collects Thoreau's thoughts on the various bird species that populated the New England woods, from the great blue heron to the kingbird and the American finch. "Open to any page and you will find, besides apt descriptions of the natural world, a cogent remark or a philosophical observation," noted The Washington Post. Bird lovers and watchers, fans of Thoreau, and naturalists and environmentalists will delight in joining the author as he saunters through the woods and ponders the region's abundant wildlife. A new selection of 16 full-page color illustrations by John James Audubon enhances the text.

Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Coming near to the shore , they saw two maidens bathing in the water ; and the birds stood and looked , for the maidens were very beautiful . Then they flew into some bushes , near by , to have a nearer view , and were caught in a snare ...

Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Annual report of the Bureau of ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Zanzibar Pemba Mafia

Another notable shore bird is the dimorphic heron, which feeds along the tide line: about 49% of these birds are mouse grey, and another 49% are pure white, while the rest show intermediate plumages. Perhaps the most striking seashore ...

Zanzibar  Pemba  Mafia

"Both evocative and magical, "Zanzibar" offers travellers the quintessential Indian Ocean experience; palm fringed coastlines, powder- white sand, and colourful aquatic life. Passionate about detail, Chris and Susan McIntyre have carried out extensive on-the-ground research in producing this updated edition. There has been significant growth in the number of hotels, lodges and guesthouses on all three main islands since the last edition and, consequently, the accommodation listings have increased significantly: notably in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), Matemwe, Michamvi Peninsula, and Mafia island. They visited all the accommodation listed. With almost 300 properties featured, many are newly built and the vast majority (spanning all budget levels) do not feature in any other guide on the market. Each entry has a detailed description with a strong emphasis on guiding readers to the most ethical options. "Zanzibar" goes into far greater depth than its competitors on the natural environment, history, culture, and sights. Few other guide books cover the islands of Pemba and Mafia in any detail and yet they are easily combined in a trip. With a focus on the environment, visitors are directed towards fair-trade shopping opportunities and sustainable marine parks. This new edition also includes a dedicated section on southern Tanzanian safaris, making this guide excellent for readers looking for a bush and beach combination. Advice is given on how to be sensitive to the local Muslim culture. Bradt's guide is the most frequently and scrupulously updated guide available, vital for a destination with tourism growing and changing so rapidly" -- Publisher description.

Birds Nests Eggs and Egg Collecting

This little bird generally builds its nest in a hollow tree, its materials being fine twigs, dead grass, moss, and feathers, ... Cold northern climates, like Lapland and Siberia, are chosen by the Shore Lark for breeding places.

Birds    Nests  Eggs and Egg Collecting

Reproduction of the original: Birds’ Nests, Eggs and Egg-Collecting by R. Kearton

The Ornithologist and O logist

No shore birds seen . and meadows was taken in the forenoon . Found Nov. 16th , wind north - west , weather fair . a large number of Shore Larks but no Titlarks . Large flocks of water fowl flying about . No Meadow Larks abundant .

The Ornithologist and O  logist


Birds of Field and Shore

Grassland and Shoreline Birds of Eastern North America John Eastman. Yet this is not actually a very peaceful gregariousness ; seen up close , fighting and bickering seem incessant . Some observers report no evident social hierarchy or ...

Birds of Field and Shore

A field guide which describes 42 common birds found in Eastern North America which includes information on their habitats, behavior, migration habits, evolutionary adaptations, and use in nature lore.