Thumbnail Filmstrip of Falcons of North America by Kate Davis, Softbound, 239 pages Images
The photos are top-of-the-line and combined with Davis’ professional research and writing, Falcons of North America is a book everyone should have on their bookshelf and broadly share with family, friends, and cooperators.
Bold and beautiful, falcons hold a special place in the hearts of people. In Falcons of North America, renowned raptor advocate and environmental educator Kate Davis opens a door into the lives of these extraordinary, enigmatic birds of prey.
Since the publication of the first edition 13 years ago, advances in technology have revolutionized the study of falcons. This updated and revised second edition contains completely new classifications of the six North American falcon species based on DNA studies. Population trends are explored, with discussions of the mysterious decline of the American Kestrel and the impact of global warming on falcons, particularly the arctic-dwelling Gyrfalcon. Davis also includes fascinating details on one of the greatest conservation success stories—that of the Peregrine Falcon—from a brush with extinction in North America to greater populations than ever before, even thriving as city dwellers across the continent.264 pages, 7.5 x 9.5, softcover