The barn owl is a powerful predator with a critical role in rodent control, and it is in dire danger from rodent poisons, lack of nesting sites and human encroachment. This text renders an informative portrait of this endangered bird and covers the survival of barn owls, their biology and behavior, courtship and reproduction, life cycle, how and what they hunt, social interaction, and conservation--
Release on 2010-11-30 | by D.S Bunn,A.B Warburton,R.D.S Wilson
Author: D.S Bunn,A.B Warburton,R.D.S Wilson
Pubpsher: A&C Black
In the classic monograph mould, this study of Tyto alba is the product of almost 40 years field work by its authors and complementary observations by other dedicated ornithologists in Britain, the USA and Europe. The result is a detailed, balanced account based on intimate knowledge of the Barn Owl in varying habitats in Britain, comparing, as appropriate, this race's behaviour with that of sub-species in other areas of the world. There are major chapters on breeding and general behaviour, feeding, distribution, etc, but voice is rightly given a full treatment. The text is graced by Ian Willis's fine drawings and there are 31 photographs plus a colour frontispiece.
Tony Johnston's THE BARN OWLS recalls in quiet tones the memory of a barn that has stood alone in a wheat field for one hundred years at least. The owls have nested there and have hunted in the fields and circled in the night skies as time slowly slipped by. Every night, as the moon rises, a barn owl awakens and flies out to hunt. Feathered against the endless starry night, he swoops and sails to the darkened wheat field below and catches a mouse in his nimble talons. With outstretched wings, this barn owl returns to his barn nest and his hungry family, repeating the ageless ritual his ancestors have practiced here, in this barn, for at least one hundred years. Following the life cycle of the barn owl, this gentle poem evokes a sense of warm sunshine and envelopes readers with the memory of the scent of a wheat field.
A comprehensive guide for ecologists, surveyors, land managers and ornithologists
Author: Barn Owl Trust
Pubpsher: Pelagic Publishing
A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls and the law, mortality, habitat management, use of nest boxes and barn Owl rehabilitation. Essential reading for ecologists, planners, land managers and ornithologists.
Accessible and beautifully illustrated, this book collates global scientific research on the evolution, ecology and behaviour of barn owls and their relatives into a single volume. For researchers in ornithology, animal behaviour, ecology, conservation biology and evolutionary biology, it will also appeal to amateurs interested in barn owls.
In 2014, video cameras were placed on active Barn owl nests to watch the birds 24-7. This book details the intimate lives of several Barn Owl families in Northern Colorado. Within the pages of this book, the author reveals aspects of the Barn Owls life that were previously unknown. Within the book, the author describes the courtship, nesting, egg-laying dates and times, the growth of the young as well as fledging and post-fledging activities of the Barn Owls. You will also gain some insight into the unbelievable amount of small mammals that a male Barn Owl brings to his family each evening. The book is also filled with detailed paintings and drawings as well as photographs that were all created by the author.