Fast, fierce, bold, and beautiful a falcon in flight is one of the most thrilling sights in nature. With an unprecedented collection of some of the most extraordinary falcon photographs ever taken, Falcons of North America allows readers to witness these magnificent, enigmatic birds of prey practicing aerial maneuvers, hunting ducks, or attacking pelicans four times their size.
Renowned raptor advocate and environmental educator Kate Davis expertly details the lives of the six North American species of true falcons, along with their subspecies. With contagious enthusiasm, she explores everything from anatomy, hunting, courtship, and migration to influences on human cultures, habitat loss, and restoration efforts. With its stunning color photographs and the results of new research never before published in one volume, Falcons of North America is sure to become a staple of any bird lover s library.
"Incredible photography is the centerpiece of this book and it will immediately grab your attention: alternately awe-inspiring, intimate, humorous, surprising, and familiar. It is like flipping through the pages of the Kestrel family photo album, with text that complements the photographs, telling the full story behind each moment. Kestrels are overflowing with charisma, and Kate Davis and Rob Palmer have managed to capture that elusive charm in this fitting tribute to a remarkable little falcon."