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Allen, Robert Porter. 1957. On the Trail of Vanishing Birds. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 251 pages.
Attenborough, David. 1998. The Life of Birds. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 320 pages. (Extensive discussion of various endangered species, including island endemics.)
Avian Power Line Interaction Committee. 1996. Suggested Practices for Raptor Protection on Power Lines: The state of the art in 1996. Edison Electric Institute/Raptor Research Foundation, 125 pages.
Banko, Winston E. 1980. The Trumpeter Swan. A Bison Book, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE (reprint of 1960 US Department of Interior publication), 214 pages.
Beans, Bruce E. 1996. Eagle's Plumes. Preserving the Life and Habitat of America's Bald Eagle. Scribner’s, New York, 318 pages.
Beissinger, Steven R. and Noel F.R. Snyder (eds.). 1992. New World Parrots in Crisis.  Solutions from Conservation Biology. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 288 pages.
Berger, A.J. 1981. Hawaiian Birdlife. 2nd edition. University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 260 pages.
BirdLife International. 2000. Threatened Birds of the World. Lynx Ediciones, Barcelona, Spain, and Cambridge, UK, 852 pages. (Major source on the subject, expanded and illustrated version of the species listed in the 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species).
Britton, Dorothy, and Tsuneo Hayashida. 1993. The Japanese Crane. Bird of Happiness. Kodansha Int., Tokyo, Japan, 63 pages.
Brooke, R.K. 1984. South African Red Data Book--Birds. South African National Scientific Programmes, Report No. 97, 213 pages.
Brooks, Daniel M., Fabio Olmos and Alfredo J. Begazo. 1999. Biology and Conservation of the Piping Guans (Aves: Cracidae). American Ornithologists' Union. Cracid Specialist Group, 64 pages.
Brown, Philip. 1966. Birds in the Balance. A Survival Book. October House, New York, 124 pages.
Burton, Philip. 1983. Vanishing Eagles. Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 140 pages.
Butler, D. 1989. Quest for the Kakapo. Heinemann Reed, Auckland, New Zealand.
Butler, D. 1992. The Black Robin: Saving the World's Most Endangered Bird. Oxford University Press, Auckland, New Zealand.
Chancellor, R.D. (ed.). 1977. Proceedings of the World Conference on Birds of Prey, Vienna, 1975. ICBP, London, 442 pages.
Collar, N.J., M.J. Crosby and A.J. Stattersfield. 1994. Birds to Watch 2: The World List of Threatened Birds. BirdLife International. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
Collar, N.J., L.P. Gonzaga, N. Krabbe, A. Madrona Nieto, L.G. Naranjo, T.A. Parker III and D.C. Wege. 1992. Threatened Birds of the Americas. The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book, 3rd edition, Part 2, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1150 pages.
Collar, N.J. and S.N. Stuart. 1985. Threatened Birds of Africa and Related Islands. Red Data Book, Part 1, 3rd edition, International Council for Bird Preservation; International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (ICBP & IUCN), Cambridge, UK, 761 pages.
Cooper, William T. with Joseph M. Forshaw. 1979. The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds. David R. Godine, Boston, MA.
Cramp, Stanley and C.M. Perrins (eds.). 1977-1994. The Birds of the Western Palearctic: Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Oxford University Press, New York, 9 volumes.
Crick, Humphrey Q.P. and Peter J. Jones (eds.). 1992. The Ecology and Conservation of Palearctic-African Migrants. British Ornithologists' Union. Ibis, Vol. 134, Supplement 1, 132 pages.
Croxall, J.P., P.G.H. Evans and R.W. Schreiber (eds.). 1984. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. Proceedings of ICBP Seabird Symposium. International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication No. 2, Cambridge, UK, 778 pages.
Dekker, W.R.J. and Philip J.K. McGowan and WPA/BirdLife/SSC Megapode Specialist Group. 1995. Megapodes. An Action Plan for their Conservation. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
Delacour, Jean. 1982. Pheasants of the World. World Pheasant Association, 2nd edition, 395 pages.
Delacour, Jean and Dean Amadon. 1973. Curassows and Related Birds. The American Museum of National History and Chanticleer Press, Inc., New York.
Diamond, A.W. (ed.). 1987. Studies of Mascarene Island Birds. Cambridge University Press, New York, 458 pages.
Diamond, Antony W., Rudolf L. Schreiber, Walter Cronkite and Roger Tory Peterson. 1989. Save the Birds. Pro Natur and International Council for Bird Preservation, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 384 pages.
Diamond, Antony and T.E. Lovejoy (eds.). 1983. Conservation of Tropical Forest Birds. International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication No. 4, Cambridge, UK, 318 pages.
Doughty, R.W. 1990. Return of the Whooping Crane. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 192 pages.
Dudley, Steve, Tim Benton, Peter Fraser and John Ryan. 1996. Rare Birds: Day by Day. Poyser, UK, 392 pages. (Records from Britain and Ireland, 1958-1994.)
Ehrlich, Paul R., David S. Dobkins and Darryl Wheye. 1992. Birds in Jeopardy.  The Imperiled and Extinct Birds of the United States and Canada. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 259 pages.
Frith, Clifford B. and Bruce M. Beehler. 1998. Birds of Paradise, Paradisaeidae. Oxford University Press, New York, 613 pages.
Goriup, Paul D. (ed.). 1988. Ecology and Conservation of Grassland Birds.  International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication No. 7, 250 pages.
Greenway, James. C., Jr. 1967. Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World, 2nd rev. edition, Dover, New York, 520 pages.
Hagan, John M. III and David W. Johnston (eds.). 1992. Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 609 pages.
Halliday, Tim. 1978. Vanishing Birds: Their Natural History and Conservation.  Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 296 pages.
Hamel, P.B. 1986. Bachman's Warbler, A Species in Peril. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 109 pages.
Harris, James T. 1979. The Peregrine Falcon in Greenland.  Observing an Endangered Species. University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO. 
Hoyo, Josep del, Andrew Elliot and Jordi Sargatal (eds.). 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. I-VI. Lynx Ediciones, Barcelona, Spain. (The only comprehensive treatment of all the world's birds. There will be 13 volumes in the series; in-depth analysis species-by-species, including conservation status.)
IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). 1996. The Cranes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN, Switzerland, 293 pages.
IUCN. 2000. Curassows, Guans, and Chachalacas. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Cracids 2000-2004. IUCN/SSC Cracid Specialist Group, 200 pages. (Available from Island Press 800-828-1302.)
Johnsgard, Paul A. 1999. The Pheasants of the World. Biology and Natural History. 2nd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 398 pages.
Konig, Claus, Friedhelm Weick and Jan-Hendrik Becking. 1999. Owls, A Guide to the Owls of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, and Pica Press, 320 pages.
Lack, David. 1976. Island Birds. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Lee, David S. and James F. Parnell. 1990. Endangered, Threatened and Rare Fauna of North Carolina: Part III. A Re-evaluation of the Birds. Occasional Papers of the North Carolina Biological Survey.
Littlewood, C. 1972. The World's Vanishing Birds. Arco, New York, 63 pages.
Low, Rosemary. 1984. Endangered Parrots. Blandford Press, UK, 160 pages.
Mackenzie, J.P.S. 1977. Birds in Peril. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA, 191 pages.
Magnin, Gernant. 1988. An Assessment of Illegal Shooting and Catching of Birds in Malta. International Council for Bird Preservation, Study Report No. 13, Cambridge, UK, 38 pages.
Marzluff, John M. and Rex Sallabanks (eds.). 1998. Avian Conservation. Research and Management. Island Press, Washington, DC, 512 pages.
McClung, Robert. 1979. America's Endangered Birds. Programs and People Working to Save Them. William Morrow & Co., New York, 160 pages.
McMillan, Ian. 1968. Man and the California Condor. E.P. Dutton & Co., New York.
McNulty, Faith. 1966. The Whooping Crane. The Bird That Defies Extinction. E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 190 pages.
Moors, P.J. (ed.). 1985. Conservation of Island Birds. International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication No. 3, Cambridge, UK, 271 pages.
Mountfort, Guy. 1988. Rare Birds of the World. Collins/ICBP Handbook, Collins, London, UK, 256 pages.
Munro, George C. 1960. Birds of Hawaii. 2nd edition, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, 192 pages.
Pasquier, Roger F. (ed.). 1981. Conservation of New World Parrots. International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication No. 1, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 485 pages.
Pratt, H. Douglas, Phillip L. Bruner and Delwyn G. Berrett. 1987. A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 409 pages.
Rappole, John H. 1995. The Ecology of Migrant Birds. A Neotropical Perspective. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 269 pages.
Ripley, S. Dillon. 1977. Rails of the World. A Monograph of the Family Rallidae. David R. Godine, Pub., Boston, MA, 406 pages.
Savage, Candace. 1992. Peregrine Falcons. A Sierra Club Book, San Francisco, CA, 146 pages.
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. 1991.  Birds Over Troubled Forests: The Natural History and  Conservation of Birds that Migrate to the Tropics. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 32 pages.
Snyder, Noel F.R., James W. Wiley and Cameron B. Kepler. 1987. The Parrots of Luquillo: Natural History and Conservation of the Puerto Rican Parrot.  Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 394 pages.
Snyder, Noel, Philip McGowan, James Gilardi and Alejandro Grajal. 2000. Parrots. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004. IUCN, 192 pages. (Available from Island Press 800-828-1302.)
Sparks, John, with Tony Soper. 1990. Parrots, A Natural History. Facts On File, New York, 240 pages.
Stap, Don. 1990. A Parrot Without a Name. The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 239 pages.
Stattersfield, Alison, Michael Crosby, Adrian Long and David Wege (eds.). 1998. Endemic Bird Areas of the World. Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. BirdLife International. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 864 pages.
Taylor, Barry. 1998. Rails, A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, and Pica Press, 600 pages.
Temple, Stanley A. (ed.). 1977. Endangered Birds: Management Techniques for the Preservation of Threatened Species. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.
Terborgh, John. 1989. Where Have All the Birds Gone? Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 207 pages.
Terres, John K. 1980. The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Wings Books, New York, 1,109 pages.
Weidensaul, Scott. 1999. Living on the Wind. Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds. North Point Press, A Div. of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 420 pages.
Whitlock, Ralph. 1981. Birds at Risk. A Comprehensive World-Survey of Threatened Species. Moonraker Press, Wiltshire, UK, 159 pages.
Williams, Tony D. 1995. The Penguins. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. Bird Families of the World series. 295 pages. (Includes conservation and status of each species.)
Zimmerman, David R. 1975. To Save a Bird in Peril. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 286 pages.

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