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Book Review: Owls of the Eastern Ice, by Jonathan Slaght

Did you know there are owls who prey upon fish? 🦉🐟

Looking for a new book to curl up with by the fire this winter season? 📖

A book that we've been enjoying is Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to find and Save the World’s Largest Owl, by Jonathan C. Slaght. ORI's Denver Holt reviewed the book for the Association of Field Ornithologists, and recommends it to anyone who has an interest in natural history and wildlife researchers past and present.

From Denver's review:

"Slaght’s research is a throwback to old school field biology – boots on the ground – if you will. His project exemplifies the real-world life of a field researcher, studying animals in their natural habitat. Although Slaght uses modern technology to aid his research, he is not just simply making inferences from a computer screen, as is often the case today. Slaght quickly realizes, the romantic notion of being a wildlife researcher is hard. And studying animals at night – such as owls, is even harder."

book cover: Owls of the eastern ice: A quest to find and save the world's largest owl by Jonathan C. Slaght. Black and white line drawing of a fish owl on a piece of parchment paper, over a photo of snowy woods.

Visit your local library or your favorite local bookstore and check it out!


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