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PO Box 10028
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Phone: 505 828-9455
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E-Mail: gail@hawksaloft.org

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Merchandise: Books

We have a number of titles available including field guides and kids’ books.

Categories: GuidesConservationFor Kids

Sibley’s Birding Basics (paperback)Sibley Birding Basics by David Sibley

Covers the nuts and bolts of how to identify birds. Great for beginner and advanced bird-watchers alike!

Price: $16.00

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America (paperback)Sibley Birding Basics by David Sibley

Portable guide designed for field use with 650 Western species. Clear, detailed bird descriptions, augmented with information on habitat and behavior. All-new maps vetted by 90 experts who provided the most up-to-date and accurate range information ever available in a field guide

*Currently out of stock

NatGeo FG to Birds of NAM-5th ed- 0792253140

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Jon L. Dunn (paperback)

This guide describes all the birds that can be found in North America and includes beautiful artwork.

Price: $28.00

crossley id guideThe Crossley ID Guide: Raptors by Richard Crossley

A great guide with amazing photography and tips on identifying birds from far away and in low lighting.

Price: $30.00

Field Guide to North American Raptors by Brian Wheeler and William Clark

A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors by Brian K. Wheeler & William S. Clark

Nearly 200 pages of full color photographs to help you identify all plumage morphs of all diurnal North American raptors. A must-have for the serious birder!

*Out of Stock

Feathered Dreams: Celebrating Birds in Poems, Stories & Images by Janet M. Ruth (paperback book)

Local poet and ornithologists’ thoughtful musings on the world overhead.

Adult readers

Price: $12.00

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101 Ways to Help Birds by Laura Ericksonm

101 Ways to Help Birds by Laura Erickson (paperback)

This book includes specific ways to help birds as well as practical advice on feeding birds in your backyard. It also discusses how to create a bird-friendly home and community.

*Out of stock

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For Kids

A Dazzle of Hummingbirds by Bruce Berger

A Dazzle of Hummingbirds by Bruce Berger

A Dazzle of Hummingbirds, by Bruce Berger.

Have you ever seen a hummingbird’s wings stand still? Featuring 33 up-close, brilliant color photographs, A Dazzle of Hummingbirds lets readers peek into the daily life of the world’s smallest bird. The book uses lively text to engage young audiences, explaining how hummingbirds care for their young, fly, sing, eat, migrate, and guard their territory. Did you know that hummingbirds can fly upside-down? That they have no ability to smell? And that their brains are proportionally the largest among birds? Reviewed by scientific experts, these and other fascinating facts add interest, as photos and maps portray the diverse habitats, from deserts to backyards, where hummingbirds can be found.

Ages 10 – 12

*Out of stock

Animal Helpers: Raptor Center by Jennifer Keats Curtis (paperback)

This basic primer for kids by Jennifer Keats Curtis does a well-balanced and thorough job of explaining to children what raptor centers and rescue volunteers do for injured birds and orphaned chicks. Replete with enough pictures to keep interest and attention, the book is just long enough not to toss aside for the next Nintendo battle. It paints an optimistic picture of rehab and release, covers the role of un-releasable teaching birds, and inspires kids to imagine raptor volunteer roles, and even includes key practical tips on do’s and don’ts when encountering injured birds. For a little book, there is also lots of detailed information on interesting raptor facts and variations. Total read time is about 10-15 minutes.

Ages 5-10

Price: $10.00
The Peregrine's Journey by Madeline Dunphy

The Peregrine’s Journey by Madeline Dunphy

The Peregrine’s Journey: A Story of Migration, by Madeleine Dunphy.

This book is highly recommended by Tammy Maitland, one of our educators.  The bird in the story was based on an actual peregrine falcon tracked by satellite telemetry by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is pretty cool in and of itself. This peregrine’s travels bring her through such varied landscapes as the Arctic, the desert, the city, the ocean, and rain forests. She travels more than 8,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina!

Ages 5 – 9

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Baby Owl’s Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis (paperback)

Would you know what to do if you found a baby owl in your backyard? Learn about what to do in just such a situation along with Maddie and Max as they learn the best way to help a baby bird in a sticky situation.

Ages 4-8

*Out of stock

Backyard Birding for Kids by Fran Lee (paperback)

Great for budding bird lovers! This field guide and activity book includes pictures and diagrams to help kids identify common and not-so-common birds they might see in their backyard no matter where they live. It also includes activities, such as building a backyard bird habitat.

Ages 8-13

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Beaks! by Sneed B. Collard III (paperback)

Beaks vary from bird to bird depending on what the bird eats and how it gathers food or hunts. A hooked beak allows an eagle to tear its prey, while a plunging beak helps a pelican fish for food. Learn about the many varieties and uses of beaks.

Ages 4-8

Price: $8.00

Bird Brain Teasers by Patrick Merrell (paperback)

A fun collection of games, puzzles, and avian amusement such as sbird-themed crosswords, visual puzzles, and even Birdoku challenge. Also includes fascinating bird facts, trivia, and lore.

Ages 10 and up

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Birds, Nests, and Eggs by Mel Boring (paperback)

A fun, simple guide that will help kids identify about 15 common bird species. Encourages kids to get outside a look for wildlife.

Ages 5 and up

*Out of stock

Bizarre Birds by Doug Wechsler (paperback)

Birds have many things in common—wings, scaly legs, song, and beaks. The one features unique to all birds, and what makes a bird a bird, is the feather. But why do some have bushy headgear while others have no head feathers? With a lively text and eye-catching photographs, explore the unique habits of birds from your backyard and around the world.

Ages 8-12

Price: $10.00

Bluebird Rescue by Doug Joan Rattner Heilman (paperback)

Explains the nesting, feeding, and breeding habits of bluebirds and instructs how to protect this endangered species. Kids will learn about the three species of bluebirds, their lives and habits. The book tells how to build special bird houses for them, how to put them up in the right places, what to feed them, and how to protect them from predators.

Ages 7 and up

Price: $8.00

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (board book)

Hawks Aloft’s best-selling kid’s book! Three baby owls have lost their mother. Will she ever come back?

Ages 3 and up

Price: $7.00

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