The ultimate must-have guide for identifying migrant raptors,Hawks at a Distanceis the first volume to focus on distant raptors as they are truly seen in the field. Jerry Liguori, a leading expert on North American raptors, factors in new information and approaches for identifying twenty-nine species of raptor in various lighting situations and settings. The field guide's nineteen full-color portraits, 558 color photos, and 896 black-and-white images portray shapes and plumages for each species from all angles. Useful flight identification criteria are provided and the accompanying text discusses all aspects of in-flight hawk identification, including flight style and behavior. Concentrating on features that are genuinely observable at a distance, this concise and practical field guide is ideal for any aspiring or experienced hawk enthusiast.
The first guide to focus on distant raptors as they are viewed in the fieldNew information and approaches for identifying distant raptorsIllustrates twenty-nine species in various lighting situations and settings558 color photos and 896 black-and-white images depicting plumage and shape characteristicsAll aspects of in-flight hawk identification, including flight style and behavior