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"Jerry Liguori has spent most of the last twenty years in the field watching and photographing hawks, and thousands of hours poring over photos and research to piece the puzzle of identification together. The result . . . is this guide, which is the most detailed and confident explanation yet of the myriad clues that lead to successful identification of hawks. This book is the first of its kind that deals with the real-world problems of identifying flying raptors from different angles. . . . The understanding of what hawkwatchers actually face in the field comes through on every page."--David A. Sibley, author of the National Audubon Society's The Sibley Guide to Birds
"There is nobody in North America whose identification skills and knowledge base concerning the flight identification of birds of prey surpasses Jerry Liguori. If you want to know where the high water mark in raptor identification falls today, it is in your hands. If you aspire to pin names to birds that fly just this side of the limit of conjecture with a high degree of confidence, start reading."--Pete Dunne, Vice President of Natural History Information, New Jersey Audubon Society, coauthor of Hawks in Flight
"We have all been perplexed and downright dumbfounded trying to identify flying raptors when seen at odd, but regularly viewed angles! Such difficult angles often offer only glimpses of identification markings shown in typical raptor field guides and bird guides. This impressive book, with its superb collection of color and black and white photographs and concise and informative data, tackles raptor identification problems that hawkwatchers face under real field conditions. Jerry Liguori has created a book that can easily be toted in the field, and is an absolute must-have for any raptor enthusiast!"--Brian K. Wheeler, author of Raptors of Eastern/Western North America, illustrator and coauthor of A Field Guide to Hawks of North America
"Jerry Liguori has long been one of our best raptor experts, and this stunning book proves it yet again. Depicting hawks in the real world, in the hawkwatching arena-and not in an idealized situation that rarely occurs-is this book's forte. Comparisons, contrasts, key points, and even potential pitfalls are highlighted in the excellent photos-and set the book apart. There are a number of raptor guides available, but we finally have one that shows hawks as they are truly seen in the field."--Clay Sutton, coauthor of Hawks in Flight and How to Spot Hawks and Eagles
"Hawks from Every Angle takes in-flight identification further than any previous book. Being a seasoned hawkwatcher, I can attest to the accuracy and usefulness of the material presented. Until now, much of the information herein has resided only in the heads of very experienced hawkwatchers and some of it, in the heads of only one or two very experienced hawkwatchers. Well organized and well written."--Tony Leukering, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
"Hawks from Every Angle will be quite useful to those seeking a better understanding of the field identification of raptors rather than a feather-by-feather description of plumages. Ultimately, birders want to know which species they are seeing, and this book will guide them to the correct identification."--Brian L. Sullivan, Cornell Lab of Ornithology--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great supplement to many other reference books including the Nat.
As the title indicates, this book focuses primarily on flight identification, and does a good job of showing and comparing raptors from multiple angles.
This text references other books that I have read that are also very informative about hawk watching.
Bought this and another by Jerry L to ID raptors. It is extremely helpful for all variations and phases possiblePublished 8 months ago by H. Clayson
An easy to use book with good pictures of the birds as you might see them in flight, including silouettes making it easier to identify the many different yet similar hawks.Published 8 months ago by carer
This is a very good asset to have when you have a difficult raptor to ID. It allows you to take many aspects that you may see in a raptor and use those aspects to ID the bird. Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. M. P.
An excellent book, Liguori takes much of the "ugh" out of identifying these marvelous birds. I highly recommend it! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Da Kwazy Wabbit
I expected higher quality photos. I purchased because I love watching birds. The binding is already cracking. The information is very good.Published 10 months ago by Nance
Wow. In some ways, I can't believe the amount of work that must have gone into collecting data and supporting pictures, as well as cross-sorting on characteristics that Mr. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mark