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An engaging quick-reference guide to the basics of identifying hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and kites in flight.Includes color photos and simplified outlines showing key features of each species, as well as range maps and comparison spreadsPerfect for the beginning hawk watcher or for any outdoors-lover who wants to know more about daytime birds of prey

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Laura Erickson

Laura Erickson has been fascinated with birds since she could stand on the sofa and watch city pigeons out her Chicago two-flat window when she was a toddler. She has been avidly birding since 1975, and since then she has been teaching about birds as a local Audubon society field trip leader, elementary and junior high school teacher, "For the Birds" radio program creator and producer, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, public speaker, and writer. For a few years, she was what she calls a migrant worker, migrating between her house and husband in Duluth, Minnesota, and her job as Science Editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. But she was homesick and returned to Minnesota for good. Now she's a contributing editor and columnist for BirdWatching magazine, and still working on "For the Birds," which has been on the air for 30 years. Wherever she is, she's likely to have her dog Pip along, and to be living with her cat Kasey (once a feral cat who lived on songbirds but now strictly an indoor cat) and her licensed education Eastern Screech-Owl, Archimedes. She has three wonderful adult children, all who care about birds and the environment.Her website, which provides easy access to 30 years of radio programs and all her photographs, is at www.lauraerickson.com.

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