Owls first appeared in the fossil record about 56-65 million years ago and now live almost everywhere in the world where there is land, except Antarctica (one sighting of a single bird) and a few remote islands. Exceptional hunters, owls have superb eyesight and keen hearing, and are important to maintaining a healthy ecosystem. This 12-panel folding guide introduces you to the world of owls; describes their evolution, anatomy and behaviour; and explains how they reproduce and survive in different habitats around the world. It also highlights some of the most familiar and unique species found worldwide, as well as threats to owls' survival and what you can do to help conserve and protect these species. Perfect for citizen science programs.
Zoologist James Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.