Birds Nests and Eggs

Author: Mel Boring
Publisher:
ISBN: 1941822541
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Birds

Groups birds according to whether they are found in city and town, farm country, field and meadow, or woodland and then describes the birds, their nests, and their eggs.

Nests

Author:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452126654
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Photography

Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits—conveyed through words and illustrations—of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.

Mama Built a Little Nest

Author: Jennifer Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442421165
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce different kinds of birds' nests, from the scrapes that falcons build atop high, craggy ledges to the underground nests that burrowing owls dig. Includes brief facts about each kind of bird.

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America

Author: Jonathan Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426310942
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles one hundred bird species from coast to coast, offers information about topics ranging from bird calls to behaviors, and provides complementary sidebars, range maps, and instructions for building birdhouses and bird feeders.

Planets Moons and Stars

Author: Laura Evert
Publisher: NorthWord Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1559718420
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the planets and moons of our solar system and describes thirteen constellations and some legends associated with them.

Tracks Scats and Signs

Author: Leslie A. Dendy
Publisher: Northword Press
ISBN: 1559715995
Release Date: 1996-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Animal signs are everywhere in nature and this guide will help kids learn all about them. Kids will find out how to spot and identify common clues that 17 wildlife species leave behind in the woods, in fields and along ponds. This guide is a fun way to turn everyday walks into exciting mysteries--and make any child a nature detective.

Fun with Nature

Author: Mel Boring
Publisher: Northword Press
ISBN: 1559717025
Release Date: 1998-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of more than 150 different animals and plants.

Eastern Birds Nests

Author: Hal H. Harrison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395936098
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Describes the ranges, habitats, nests, and eggs of 285 species

Trees Leaves and Bark

Author: Diane L. Burns
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442018070
Release Date: 2009-07-10
Genre: Bark

A guide to sixteen trees found in the United States provides information about their lifespans and uses, leaves, bark, and seeds

Berries Nuts and Seeds

Author: Diane L. Burns
Publisher: Northword Press
ISBN: 1559715731
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes a variety of berries, nuts, and seeds that might be found on a nature walk and includes identification information.Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are sugested. Color illustrations enhance the presentation. —-HORN BOOKS (Tracks, Scats and Signs)

Urban Roosts Where Birds Nest in the City

Author: Barbara Bash
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316083127
Release Date: 1992-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Find out about the birds that make their homes in the heart of the city and how they have adjusted to such a harsh urban environment.

Bird Builds a Nest

Author: Martin Jenkins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763693466
Release Date: 2018-01-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Basic concepts of physics are introduced through the story of a bird making her nest.

The Book of Eggs

Author: Mark E. Hauber
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226057811
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Nature

From the brilliantly green and glossy eggs of the Elegant Crested Tinamou—said to be among the most beautiful in the world—to the small brown eggs of the house sparrow that makes its nest in a lamppost and the uniformly brown or white chickens’ eggs found by the dozen in any corner grocery, birds’ eggs have inspired countless biologists, ecologists, and ornithologists, as well as artists, from John James Audubon to the contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell. For scientists, these vibrant vessels are the source of an array of interesting topics, from the factors responsible for egg coloration to the curious practice of “brood parasitism,” in which the eggs of cuckoos mimic those of other bird species in order to be cunningly concealed among the clutches of unsuspecting foster parents. The Book of Eggs introduces readers to eggs from six hundred species—some endangered or extinct—from around the world and housed mostly at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Organized by habitat and taxonomy, the entries include newly commissioned photographs that reproduce each egg in full color and at actual size, as well as distribution maps and drawings and descriptions of the birds and their nests where the eggs are kept warm. Birds’ eggs are some of the most colorful and variable natural products in the wild, and each entry is also accompanied by a brief description that includes evolutionary explanations for the wide variety of colors and patterns, from camouflage designed to protect against predation, to thermoregulatory adaptations, to adjustments for the circumstances of a particular habitat or season. Throughout the book are fascinating facts to pique the curiosity of binocular-toting birdwatchers and budding amateurs alike. Female mallards, for instance, invest more energy to produce larger eggs when faced with the genetic windfall of an attractive mate. Some seabirds, like the cliff-dwelling guillemot, have adapted to produce long, pointed eggs, whose uneven weight distribution prevents them from rolling off rocky ledges into the sea. A visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing eggs, from the pea-sized progeny of the smallest of hummingbirds to the eggs of the largest living bird, the ostrich, which can weigh up to five pounds, The Book of Eggs offers readers a rare, up-close look at these remarkable forms of animal life.

This Is the Nest That Robin Built

Author: Denise Fleming
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481430845
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A robin’s animal friends help build her nest in this cumulative collage picture book from Caldecott Honor recipient Denise Fleming. Robin is building a nest, and her friends are ready to help! The squirrel trims the twigs. The dog brings the string. The horse shares his straw. And then a surprise gatefold spread reveals how Robin knits them all together to make a safe and cozy home for her babies.