I am happy to announce that "Survival: The Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale" is now available as a free download on iTunes.
The link is here.
Some background on the book: For
the last 12 years, a family of endangered red-shouldered hawks has
nested in Allendale and nearby Ramsey. To chronicle their struggles and
triumphs, photographer Jerry Barrack and I have created “Survival: The
Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale, N.J."
was the principal photographer, and we also have great shots by
Kevin Watson, Kumar Patel, Barbara Dilger, Bob and Lisa Safier, and
did most of the writing, with additional chapters by John Workman (on
the Red-shoulders' courting display) and Ken Wiegand (on what it's
like to host a Red-shoulder nest). Len Soucy of The Raptor Trust
wrote the Foreword.
book also features a locator map with the hawk’s nesting sites from
2002 to 2011, an interview with Celery Farm Warden Emeritus Stiles
Thomas (who has followed the hawks’ triumphs and tragedies for the past
decade and more), plus some nifty surprises.
And it's a free download. (If you like the book, please consider donating to The Raptor Trust here.)
We hope to update the book later this year.