Hawks at a Distance

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Description

Author: Jerry Liguori / Foreword by Pete Dunne
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 6.125″ x 8.5″

Overview

The ultimate must-have guide for identifying migrant raptors, Hawks at a Distance is the first volume to focus on distant raptors as they are truly seen in the field. Jerry Liguori, a leading expert on North American raptors, factors in new information and approaches for identifying twenty-nine species of raptor in various lighting situations and settings. The field guide’s nineteen full-color portraits, 558 color photos, and 896 black-and-white images portray shapes and plumages for each species from all angles. Useful flight identification criteria are provided and the accompanying text discusses all aspects of in-flight hawk identification, including flight style and behavior. Concentrating on features that are genuinely observable at a distance, this concise and practical field guide is ideal for any aspiring or experienced hawk enthusiast.

  • The first guide to focus on distant raptors as they are viewed in the field
  • New information and approaches for identifying distant raptors
  • Illustrates twenty-nine species in various lighting situations and settings
  • 558 color photos and 896 black-and-white images depicting plumage and shape characteristics
  • All aspects of in-flight hawk identification, including flight style and behavior

Reviews & Endorsements

“If you love watching hawks, Liguori’s Hawks at a Distance is an essential aid which will help build your identification skills.”–Wayne Mones, Audubon Magazine
 
“A must-have for raptor people!”–Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report
 
“The Warbler Guide arrived the other day and it is amazing! Such a complete compendium! [A]nd yet not daunting to someone just starting to love the ‘jewels of the bird world’ and getting past the ‘all I can see is their bellies because they’re up in the treetops!’ . . . I can’t wait to introduce it to my Illinois Audubon chapter members!” — Darlene Fiske
 
“Jerry Liguori’s book takes the hawk identification guide to a whole new level. It is hard to imagine the amount of time that went into this book—countless hours on mountaintops and other hawk-watching sites taking the photographs, then selecting and arranging them. The result is simply the best collection of hawk ID photos ever assembled, combined with Liguori’s clear and concise identification tips. This book is a gold mine of information for anyone interested in hawk identification.”—David Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds
 
“Liguori has done it again. Fresh on the heels of his highly acclaimed Hawks from Every Angle, we now have the new Hawks at a Distance. He never missed a beat. Not only did he pick up where he left off, he has taken it to a higher plane. This twenty-first-century offering does for raptors what the seminal Ducks at a Distance did for waterfowl in the mid-twentieth century. It makes a quantum leap in the complex art and science of hawk identification, taming these shape-shifters like never before.”—Clay Sutton, coauthor of Hawks in Flight
 

Author Information

Jerry Liguori has been studying raptors throughout North America since 1984. He has conducted hawk migration counts at spring and fall migration sites, such as Cape May Point, Sandy Hook, Derby Hill, Braddock Bay, Whitefish Point, and Dinosaur Ridge, and the Goshute, Wasatch, and Sandia mountains. He is the author of Hawks from Every Angle (Princeton).

Additional information

Weight1.1 lbs
Dimensions6.125 × 8.5 × .65 in
Type

Field Guide