'North American Owls: Journey Through a Shadowed World' - Book by Jim Burns
Instead of creating another field guide, bird photographer Jim Burns has
approached writing this book from a different angle. Covering 19 species of
North American owls, he sets about describing his own personal observations and
experiences with each species in a "journal of owling". His style of writing
brings forth the mysterious and illusive side of owls and owling, creating in
the reader a sense of desire to experience the owls as he did.
The writings for each species are accompanied by beautiful photographs,
including wing detail from above and below. There is also a brief statistics
table for each species covering description, size, vocalization, nesting,
movements, habits, range and habitat.
Accompanying the Book is short audio CD containing the calls of each of the
species in the book. Generally, it is the main call, but several tracks have
alternative songs as well. For this reason, it would have been good to have a
more detailed track listing than the one provided in the book.
Overall, "North American Owls, a Journey through a Shadowed World" is a splendid
experience for any owl lover, and is likely to draw all readers to this unique
The book is available at Amazon.com
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