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Foreword Keith L. Bildstein and Jemima Parry-Jones Preface Ruth E. Tingay and Todd E. Katzner 1. Eagle Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation Todd E. Katzner and Ruth E. Tingay 2. New Guinea Harpy Eagle Mark Watson (New Guinea) and Martin Gilbert (New Guinea) 3. Golden Eagle Carol McIntyre (USA) and Jeff Watson (Scotland) 4. Lesser Spotted Eagle Bernd-U Meyburg (Czechoslovakia & Germany) 5. Wedge-tailed Eagle Penny Olsen (Australia) 6. Madagascar Serpent Eagle Sarah Karpanty (Madagascar) 7. Bald Eagle Alan R. Harmata (USA) and Teryl G. Grubb (USA) 8. Verreaux's Eagle Rob Davies (South Africa) 9. Eastern Imperial Eagle Todd E. Katzner (Kazakhstan) 10. Steller's Sea Eagle Keisuke Saito (Japan) 11. Spanish Imperial Eagle Miguel Ferrer (Spain) 12. Madagascar Fish Eagle Ruth E. Tingay (Madagascar) 13. African Crowned Eagle Susanne Shultz (Ivory Coast) 14. Grey-headed Fishing Eagle Malcolm Nicoll (Cambodia) 15. Wahlberg's Eagle Robert E. Simmons (South Africa) 16. Solitary Eagle Bill Clark (Mexico) 17. Javan Hawk-Eagle Vincent Nijman (Indonesia) 18. African Fish Eagle Munir Z. Virani (Kenya) 19. Bateleur Richard T. Watson (South Africa) 20. Harpy Eagle Janeene Touchton (Panama) 21. White-bellied Sea Eagle Jason Wiersma (Tasmania) 22. Martial Eagle Andrew Jenkins (South Africa) 23. White-tailed Sea Eagle Justin Grant (Scotland), Bjorn Helander (Sweden), and John A. Love (Scotland) 24. Black-and-chestnut Eagle Ursula Valdez (Peru) 25 Philippine Eagle Hector C. Miranda Jr. (Philippines) Appendix: Conservation Status of the Worlds Eagles Further Reading
Ruth Tingay is a wildlife ecologist and studies eagles in Scotland, Madagascar, Cambodia, the Solomon Islands,and Mongolia. She is the current President of the Raptor Research Foundation. Todd E. Katzner is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at Duquesne University. He studies eagles in Kazakhstan, the Philippines, and the United States. Keith L. Bildstein is Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science at the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.He is the author of Raptors: The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey andMigrating Raptors of the World: Their Ecology and Conservation, both from Cornell, and White Ibis: Wetland Wanderer, coauthor of The Raptor Migration Watch-Site Manual and Raptor Watch: A Global Directory of Raptor Migration Sites, and coeditor of many books, including most recently The State of North America's Birds of Prey. Jemima Parry-Jones, MBE, is director of the International Centre for Birds of Prey.
"The Eagle Watchers is literary alchemy, putting an engaging, human face to the great birds of prey that have, since the beginning of human history, awed and inspired us. It has already won a strategic spot on my bookshelf but that honor still awaits a time when the book finds itself free of my hands."-Pete Dunne, Vice-president New Jersey Audubon Society "Eagles are the most riveting of all the world's wild birds-and eagle biologists, who brave some of the harshest conditions on the planet, are among the most intrepid of scientists. The Eagle Watchers explores the twinned worlds of observer and observed, from the rain forests of Asia, Africa and South America to the steppes of Kazakhstan and the mountains of Alaska, with dozens of ornithologists who recount experiences with poachers, land mines, wilderness camps, guerrillas and even a tense face-off between warring New Guinea tribesmen-all to learn more about some of the world's 75 species of eagles."-Scott Weidensaul, author, Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding