Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016
Locate books and other resources by searching WorldCat Local or the Novanet catalogue.
Subject headings you can use to locate information include:
- Birds - Anatomy
- Birds - Behavior
- Birds - Conservation
- Birds - Geographical Distribution
- Birds - Habitat
- Birds - Migration
- Birds - Nests
- Birds - North America - Identification
- Birds - Vocalizations
Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer & Build
Call Number: QL 675 G64 2011
Bird Sense: What it's Like to Be a Bird
Call Number: QL 698 B57 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Bird Song: Biological Themes and Variations
Call Number: QL 698.5 C38 1995
Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds
Call Number: QL 675 B163 2005
Publication Date: 2005-05-23
Shorebird Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Call Number: E-book
Private Lives of Birds (The)
Call Number: QL 698.3 S784 2010
Here's a sampling of reference books available to you in print and electronic formats. Browse the QL section of Reference to locate more useful resources.
All the Birds of Nova Scotia
Call Number: REF QL 685.5 N6 M35 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Birds of Atlantic Canada
Call Number: REF QL 685.5 A9 B868 2002
This book groups and colour codes 284 species of birds that live or frequent the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Birds of Nova Scotia
Call Number: REF QL 685 N6 T8 1986
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vols. 1-14)
Call Number: QL 677 H25 1992 (vols. 1-14)
From book review: Written by accomplished experts in the species groups, these volumes are the world's best resource on avian biology. Each volume provides a well-written introductory chapter for each family, giving its general characteristics, evolutionary history, species of conservation concern, etc. Then, each species in each family is described in great detail, with the latest information on geographic range, life history, conservation status, and more.
Ornithologist’s Dictionary: or Ornithological and Related Terms for Layman and Expert
Call Number: REF QL 672.2 O76 2007
Seasonal Checklist of the Birds of Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia
Call Number: REF QL 685.5 N6 K5 2001
Publication Date: 1999
Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior
Call Number: REF QL 681 S495 2001
From book review: This well-received text uses a standard format to decribe taxonomy, foraging, breeding, range, nesets, eggs, longevity, conservation, and more.
OWL - Ornithological Writing Literature
OWL is a compilation of citations and abstracts from the worldwide scientific literature that pertain to the science of ornithology.
It does not link you to full text using ; use the Library's Journal Title List to confirm full text availability.
Refer to the Biology Subject Guide for a complete list of databases you can search to locate journal articles and content.
Bald Eagle in Northern Cape Breton