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Flying in the Face of Nature: A Year in the Minsmere Bird Reserve
Barnes, Simon
Book
1992
The author describes conservation efforts around the world, using the Minsmere bird reserve in Britain as a starting point.
Fresh Water Seas: Saving the Great Lakes
Weller, Phil
Book
1990
Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development t...
Legacy: The Natural History of Ontario
Theberge, John B.
Book
1989
A comprehensive, extensively illustrated natural history of Ontario, covering bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more.
The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annelies Laschitza)
Book
1990
Blending a passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. In this comp...
The Messenger
Rynard, Su
Film/Video
2015
Documentary. A powerful reflection and intimate investigation that reaches from the northern point of the Boreal Forest to the base of Turkey's Mount Ararat to the urban streets of New York. As songbi...
Naturesongs
Von Gausig, Doug
Website
Provides samples of various natural sounds, promotes nature recording and archiving, and provides a library of sounds that people can refer to when they hear something new.
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Mitchell, Alanna
Article
2014
Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being use...
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually
Bale, Rachael; Knudson, Tom
Article
2015
Reveal has obtained never-before-released data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showing more than 300 species of migratory birds -- from red-tailed hawks to American kestrels, turkey vultures t...
Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
Sakirko, Elena; Fomin, Konstantin
Article
2016
A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they wan...
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

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ARKive
Images of life on earth. Creating a lasting audio-visual record of life on earth.
Nature Canada
To promote the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of nature and the conservation of the environment so that the integrity of natural systems is maintained.

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Mooney,Chris
2014
The Rufa red knot's epic annual migration from Tierra del Fuego to the Canadian Arctic risks being grounded by climate change.
Birds & People
Cocker, Mark; Photography by David Tipling
2013
A book on the relationship between birds and humankind, with contributions from more than 600 bird enthusiasts from all over the world.
Zimmerling, J. Ryan; Pomeroy, Andrea C., d'Entremont, Marc V.; Francis, Charles M.
2013
Impacts on birds from the development and operation of wind turbines in Canada.
Threatened species has undergone massive population declines over last 60 years, biologist says
Hoye, Bryce
2016
It used to be the case that chimney swifts nested deep inside the rotten, hollowed-out trunks of dying old growth trees. They build bracket nests using twigs and saliva, which they stick to the sides ...
A Guide to Bird Guides
Farragher, Elaine
1988
When you only have mere seconds in which to observe a bird and identify it, and you aren't already an expert ornithologist, the field guide you use, and your familiarity with it, become of prime impor...
The House Sparrow
Farragher, Elaine
1988
Let's take another look at the house sparrow, and consider it for itself.
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The Running Sky
A Birdwatching Life
Dee, Tim
2009
A series of essays in the 'nature watching' theme, about birdwatching and the author's experiences while engaged in that pursuit.

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Birding in Canada
Gallant,Gord
Website
Information about Canadian birding.
Federation of Ontario Naturalists
Website
An independent, not-for-profit nature and conservation organization, founded in 1931 as a provincial voice for the conservation of forests, wetlands, waterways, grassland and wildlife.
FLAP Fatal Light Awareness Project
Website
Working to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, research, rescue and rehabilitation.