|Burns, Jim||North American Owls: Journey Through A Shadowed World||
Wonderful, wonderful anecdotes about loving and encountering owls. Lots of pictures, too, chosen to make owls come alive, rather than easy to recognize. I lived with this book, while writing Bond Of Blood.
|Duncan, James R., Dr.||Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival||
A far-ranging discussion of owls, including a solid description of what owls are and how they behave, owls in human mythology and culture, how humans study owls, the various threats to owls (both natural and man-made), strengthening owl habitats, owls of the world (including their conservation status).
Gosh, the hours I spent poring over this book! Definitely crucial for writing Grania.
|Johnsgard, Paul A.||Hawks, Eagles & Falcons of North America||
A splendid survey of all American hawks, eagles and falcons with glorious pictures, maps and textual summaries.
|Lawrence, R. D.||Owls: The Silent Fliers (revised edition)||
A fascinating set of anecdotes (with pictures) about American owls by a top authority.
|Rupley, Agnes E.,
|Manual of Avian Practice||
The book on exactly how vets provide good care for birds.
The author is an Avian Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Certified in Avian Practice.
|Sutton, Patricia & Clay||How to Spot An Owl||
A glorious little book that does precisely what it says. It’s full of fabulous color pictures and tons of details about owls and the people who love them. Also includes a CD of owl calls.
I adore this book and found it crucial for writing Grania.
ISBN 1-881527-36-0 (paper)
|Walker, Adrian||The Encyclopedia of Falconry||
A fascinating introduction to the falconry universe. It especially helped me understand how Don Rafael, as a medieval falconer, viewed hawks.