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migrations of birds

Jean Dorst

migrations of birds

by Jean Dorst

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published as "Les migrations des oiseaux". Payet, 1956.

Statementtranslated by Constance D.Sherman ; with a foreword by Roger Tory Peterson.
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 476p. :
Number of Pages476
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15577637M

Irruptive: Bird irruptions are highly unpredictable but spectacular migrations that bring large numbers of birds into unusual areas, most often in winter. Unlike nomads, irruptive birds may be found far outside their expected ranges during this type of migration, but the reason is the same: the search for suitable food and water resources. Migration, Bird the annual more or less distant movement of all or some members of a bird population from the breeding ground to the wintering ground and back again. Bird migration is an adaptation to seasonal climatic changes that make a region suitable for bird life in one season (in the northern hemisphere, summer; in the tropics, the wet season) and.

The fate of migratory birds and other wide-ranging species depends upon the quality of human-managed habitats. The health of temperate and tropical ecosystems is bound together by the migration of billions of birds each year–and shaded coffee plantations play a key role. The study of birds arose in the Northern Hemisphere, in Europe and North America. For centuries, ornithologists there wore the equivalent of geographic and seasonal blinders when it came to their research, concentrating largely on what happened to migratory birds during the breeding season, when the birds, too, were in the north.

The aim of this book is to give a general overview of the whole subject of bird migration. After a chapter describing the Earth's climate and ecosystem, the book is divided into three main sections. The first presents the life histories and migratory habits of nine different ecological categories of birds. Revised and updated to feature over fifty new images, Migrations: Wildlife in Motion draws the reader into the energy, motion and enduring spirit of the life on this planet. Overflowing with extraordinary photographs, Art remarks on being influenced by Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Supplementary text provides fascinating backstories about the animals and gives insight into .


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Praise for Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations “Beautifully written, masterfully structured, and brimming with insight into the natural world, Late Migrations can claim its place alongside Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and A Death in the has the makings of an American classic.”―Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth "[Margaret Renkl] is the most beautiful writer!/5(38).

Migrations is about a deeply flawed, fucked up, selkie of a woman named Franny Stone who starts the book in Greenland, trying to get passage on a ship so that she can track the last of the Arctic Terns, in a world where birds and other animals are/5. The various migrations described in this chapter indicate what some birds are capable of achieving on their annual travels.

Many of the findings reported in this chapter have come to light in the last 25 years, but more research is needed to better understand the physiological mechanisms involved. After you read this book, you will never look at a flock of birds winging south quite the same way again.

In the words on the dust cover (written by one of the world's leading avian academics): "this is the most comprehensive exploration of bird migration available today."5/5(6). Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds.

Many species of bird migrate. Migration carries high costs in predation and mortality, including from hunting by humans, and is driven primarily by availability of occurs mainly in the northern hemisphere, where birds are funneled on to specific.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dorst, Jean, Migrations of birds. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. On Long Migrations, Birds Chase an Eternal Spring Scientists fitted red-backed shrikes, pictured, and thrush nightingales with tiny geo-locators that recorded sunlight levels, to.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dorst, Jean, Migrations of birds. London, Heinemann [, ©] (OCoLC) Document Type. Frederick C. Lincoln’s “Migration of Birds” was published in Lincoln’s writing style effectively communicated the wonders of bird migration to a wide audience, both young and old, experienced observers of birds as well as the simply curious.

Indeed the demand for this little book. "Migrations is as beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read. This is an extraordinary novel by a wildly talented writer." —Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven For readers of Flight Behavior and Station Eleven, a novel set on the brink of catastrophe, as a young woman chases the world’s last birds—and her own final chance for redemption.

Author, artist, naturalist, and conservationist Kenn Kaufman (A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration) provides a keynote presentation on his lifelong work as a birder—since age six, Kaufman has observed, followed, and documented birds around the globe. His latest book explores the world of spring migration and how birds.

Migrating birds care more about the ease of their trip than the distance they travel, and that leads to some truly roundabout routes. Thanks also to our supporters on Title.

The migrations of birds, By. Wetmore, Alexander, Type. Book Material. Published material. Publication info. Join Dr. Binocs, as he tells you more about them. – Meaning of Migratory Birds. – Types of Migratory Birds. – Resident. The Migration Ecology of Birds presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the accumulated information, taking account of both older and newer findings, but with the emphasis on the most recent developments.

It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and. Different types of birds take routes of widely varying lengths.

Some round-trip migrations can be as long as 44, miles, equivalent to almost two round-the-world are much shorter. Migration - Migration - Birds: Migration is most evident among birds. Most species, because of their high metabolic rate, require a rich, abundant supply of food at frequent intervals.

Such a situation does not always prevail throughout the year in any given region. Birds have thus evolved a highly efficient means for travelling swiftly over long distances with great economy of energy. In Late Migrations, we welcome new life, mourn its passing, and honor it along the way.” —Indie Next List (July ), selected by Kat Baird, The Book Bin "[A] stunning collection of essays merging the natural landscapes of Alabama and Tennessee with generations of family history, grief and : Milkweed Editions.

Migrations contains a wealth of topics-relationships, death, nature, environment and the most interesting to me, Arctic Terns-for any book group discussion. When I rate a book 5 stars that means I plan to read it again. As soon as I share this engrossing novel with all my bookworm friends, I will be eagerly rediscovering Migrations.

For all birds, one of the principle driving forces behind migration is food scarcity. If all birds were to stay in the same rich, tropical areas year-round, food would become scarce and breeding would be less successful with undernourished parents and hungry hatchlings.

But as food sources regenerate in northern regions each spring, millions of. Olaus Magnus, Description of the Northern Peoples, tr. Peter Fisher and Humphrey Higgens (London: Hakluyt Society, ), b chapter 29 (vol.

3, pp. ). Image sources: Bird migration photo by JHL. The fishing for swallows image is from Olaus Magnus's book.The question of how birds migrate over enormous distances with apparently minimal guidance continues to excite both professional and amateur ornithologists.

Nearly ten years have elapsed since Peter Berthold, a leading researcher in the field, wrote the first edition of this highly readableand fascinating book.

During that time the field has advanced by strides, so that this. This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more.

Author, Ian Newton, reveals the .