Owling: Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night

Owling: Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night

by Mark Wilson


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From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl, this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere. Owling invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities.  

Wildlife photojournalist and nature educator Mark Wilson presents a one-of-a-kind look into the mysterious lives of these distinctive birds. Dramatic images of the 19 owl species of North America nesting, flying, hunting, and catching prey are accompanied by information about the birds’ silent flight, remarkable eyes and ears, haunting calls, and fascinating night life. Kids will learn how to spot owls; identify their calls, plumage, and pellets; and even carry on a hooting conversation with a nearby owl.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612129624
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 458,598
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mark Wilson is the author of Owling. He is an award-winning wildlife photojournalist who has written about and photographed birds for more than 35 years. He and his wife run Eyes On Owls, an educational program that brings live owls to schools and groups. He lives in Dunstable, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: All About Owls   
Chapter 2: Introducing the Owls
   Owls of North America
   Barn Owl
   Flammulated Owl
   Western Screech-Owl
   Eastern Screech-Owl
   Whiskered Screech-Owl
   Great Horned Owl
   Snowy Owl
   Northern Hawk Owl
   Northern Pygmy-Owl
   Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
   Elf Owl
   Burrowing Owl
   Spotted Owl
   Barred Owl
   Great Gray Owl
   Long-eared Owl
   Short-eared Owl
   Boreal Owl
   Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Chapter 3: How to Find Owls
Chapter 4: Working with Owls
Places to See Owls in Captivity
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