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Pirates of the Plains: Adventures with Prairie Falcons in the High Desert


By: Bruce A Haak and Rick Kline

208 pages, Col photos, b/w illus

Hancock House Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #48886 | ISBN: 0888393202
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About this book

Haak shares his deep passion for the prairie falcon and its habits in this fascinating story of his journey to understand and record the behaviour of this spirited bird of prey. Haak's rich prose probes intimately into both the life of the birds ass well as the unfolding of his own philosophy and experience of life. Beautifully illustrated with 76 full color photos, "Pirates of the Plains" is a splendid addition to the aviary studies.

...Full of interesting encounters with the wildlife of the high desert, the book focuses most informatively on its central image, the prairie falcon, and leads to new insights into the behaviour and ecology of this remarkable raptor. - Tom J Cade, Author of The Falcons of the World.


Introduction; The Great Northwest; Learning the Ropes; The Oregon Survey; A Variety of Habitats; The Lava Beds; Plunging into the Study; Perils, Pleasures and Puzzlements; A Continued Passion for Prairies; A Year in the Life of the Prairie Falcon; Epilogue.

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