Five books on birds and science

Urban Raptors
Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities

Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities, Edited by Clint W. Boal and Cheryl R. Dykstra, Island Press, 2018, paperback, 232 pages

A cutting-edge synthesis of over two decades of scientific research, Urban Raptors is the first book to offer a complete overview of urban ecosystems in the context of bird-of-prey ecology and conservation. This comprehensive volume examines urban environments, explains why some species adapt to urban areas but others do not, and introduces modern research tools to help in the study of urban raptors. And it covers the unique risks raptors face in urban areas.

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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. He joined the staff of BirdWatching (formerly Birder’s World) in 2000 and has worn many hats over the years: reporter, story wrangler, photo editor, managing editor, and now editor. Originally from Omaha, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s in journalism from Marquette University. You can reach Matt at (617) 706-9098 and [email protected].

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