Habitat Selection in Birds

Habitat Selection in Birds
Title Habitat Selection in Birds PDF eBook
Author Martin L. Cody
Publisher Elsevier
Total Pages 558
Release 1987-07-09
Genre Science
ISBN 0080917356

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The present book is divided into several parts. An introductory chapter serves to make the reader aware of the diversity of the subject of habitat selection in birds. Many if the various aspects of habitat selection introduced in the first chapter are developed in subsequent chapters, and thus it serves to some extent as an overview of the subject and as a "lead-in" to subsequent work.

The Bird-Friendly City

The Bird-Friendly City
Title The Bird-Friendly City PDF eBook
Author Timothy Beatley
Publisher Island Press
Total Pages 271
Release 2020-11-05
Genre Architecture
ISBN 164283047X

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How does a bird experience a city? A backyard? A park? As the world has become more urban, noisier from increased traffic, and brighter from streetlights and office buildings, it has also become more dangerous for countless species of birds. Warblers become disoriented by nighttime lights and collide with buildings. Ground-feeding sparrows fall prey to feral cats. Hawks and other birds-of-prey are sickened by rat poison. These name just a few of the myriad hazards. How do our cities need to change in order to reduce the threats, often created unintentionally, that have resulted in nearly three billion birds lost in North America alone since the 1970s? In The Bird-Friendly City, Timothy Beatley, a longtime advocate for intertwining the built and natural environments, takes readers on a global tour of cities that are reinventing the status quo with birds in mind. Efforts span a fascinating breadth of approaches: public education, urban planning and design, habitat restoration, architecture, art, civil disobedience, and more. Beatley shares empowering examples, including: advocates for “catios,” enclosed outdoor spaces that allow cats to enjoy backyards without being able to catch birds; a public relations campaign for vultures; and innovations in building design that balance aesthetics with preventing bird strikes. Through these changes and the others Beatley describes, it is possible to make our urban environments more welcoming to many bird species. Readers will come away motivated to implement and advocate for bird-friendly changes, with inspiring examples to draw from. Whether birds are migrating and need a temporary shelter or are taking up permanent residence in a backyard, when the environment is safer for birds, humans are happier as well.

Birds and Habitat

Birds and Habitat
Title Birds and Habitat PDF eBook
Author Robert J. Fuller
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages 555
Release 2012-11-08
Genre Nature
ISBN 0521897564

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Synthesises important concepts, patterns and issues relating to avian habitat selection, drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia.

Attracting Native Pollinators

Attracting Native Pollinators
Title Attracting Native Pollinators PDF eBook
Author The Xerces Society
Publisher Storey Publishing, LLC
Total Pages 385
Release 2011-02-28
Genre Technology & Engineering
ISBN 1603427473

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With the recent decline of the European honey bee, it is more important than ever to encourage the activity of other native pollinators to keep your flowers beautiful and your grains and produce plentiful. In Attracting Native Pollinators, you’ll find ideas for building nesting structures and creating a welcoming habitat for an array of diverse pollinators that includes not only bees, but butterflies, moths, and more. Take action and protect North America’s food supply for the future, while at the same time enjoying a happily bustling landscape.

Birds in Their Habitats

Birds in Their Habitats
Title Birds in Their Habitats PDF eBook
Author Ian Fraser
Publisher CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages 240
Release 2018-03-01
Genre Science
ISBN 1486307469

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Everywhere we go there are birds, and they all have mysteries to be unravelled. These mysteries include the way they look, from bizarre to apparently mundane, why they live where they live, and the things they do, many of which are far too incredible ever to be imagined as fiction. Birds in Their Habitats is a collection of stories and experiences, which introduce fascinating aspects of birdlife, ecology and behaviour. Informed by a wealth of historical and contemporary research, Ian Fraser takes the reader on a journey through four continents: from places as unfamiliar as the Chonos Archipelago of southern Chile and the arid Sahel woodlands of northern Cameroon to those as familiar as a suburban backyard. This is a book of discovery of birds and the places they live. And with humour and personal insight, it is a book about the sometimes strange world of the people who spend a life absorbed in birds.

Birds and Habitat

Birds and Habitat
Title Birds and Habitat PDF eBook
Author Robert J. Fuller
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages
Release 2012-11-08
Genre Nature
ISBN 1139851306

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The successful conservation of bird species relies upon our understanding of their habitat use and requirements. In the coming decades the importance of such knowledge will only grow as climate change, the development of new energy sources and the needs of a growing human population intensify the, already significant, pressure on the habitats that birds depend on. Drawing on valuable recent advances in our understanding of bird-habitat relationships, this book provides the first major review of avian habitat selection in over twenty years. It offers a synthesis of concepts, patterns and issues that will interest students, researchers and conservation practitioners. Spatial scales ranging from landscape to habitat patch are covered, and examples of responses to habitat change are examined. European landscapes are the main focus, but the book has far wider significance to similar habitats worldwide, with examples and relevant material also drawn from North America and Australia.

Managing Habitat for Grassland Birds

Managing Habitat for Grassland Birds
Title Managing Habitat for Grassland Birds PDF eBook
Author David W. Sample
Publisher
Total Pages 164
Release 1997
Genre Birds
ISBN

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