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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Small Mountain Owls

Like owls? (Who doesn't??) I just got a great new book that details some of my favorites- the wee owls of the mountains. Scott Rashid (bird artist/bander/researcher/rehabilitator) has written and illustrated a wonderful reference on small owls, with detailed chapters on 4 species that inhabit the Rockies (Northern Pygmy, Flammulated, Northern Saw-whet, and Boreal Owls.) Appropriately titled Small Mountain Owls, Scott blends personal stories of his many encounters (often supplemented with detailed illustrations), research findings, and photographs of these secretive owls. There's a lot for anybody to learn here- much of Scott's research represents previously undocumented behaviors and facts about these fascinating birds. Get a copy for yourself and/or an owl fan in your life!

1 comment:

Owlman said...

I'll have to check that out - thanks