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Peregrine falcons can dive at more than 100 miles per hour.

Online Resources

We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of July 28, 2001.

Welcome to Central Park, New York City
http://www.centralpark.org/
Your guide to the world's most famous park. Features the first online tour of Central Park, with over 50 stops and photographs.

Red-Tails In Love
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=0679439978
Excerpts from and reviews of the book by Marie Winn about Central Park's wildlife.

Baltimore Ecosystem Study
http://www.ecostudies.org/bes/
Extensive information about the long-term ecological study of the Baltimore urban area.

Phoenix Ecosystem Study
http://caplter.asu.edu/
A guide to the long-term ecological study of the Phoenix urban area.

The Effect of City Living on Urban Wildlife
http://www.uvm.edu/~rmaurizi/urban.html
A critical look at the stress that urban wildife experience, by environmentalists Rob Maurizi and Tamar Friedner.

Urban Wildlife Diversity
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/wildscapes/urbwlddv.htm
A fact sheet on urban wildlife from the Texas Parks Department.
 

Pigeons 

Roof gardens are insect havens.

Print Resources

For those interested in the subjects shown in THE WILD SIDE OF NEW YORK, we recommend the following books and print articles.

Bash, Barbara. URBAN ROOSTS: WHERE BIRDS NEST IN THE CITY. San Fransisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990.

Collins, Martin. URBAN ECOLOGY: A TEACHERS RESOURCE BOOK. London: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Garber, Steven D. THE URBAN NATURALIST. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1984.

Gilbert, O.L. THE ECOLOGY OF URBAN HABITATS. New York: Chapman and Hall, 1989.

Headstrom, Richard. SUBURBAN WILDLIFE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMON ANIMALS OF YOUR BACKYARD AND LOCAL PARK. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1984.

Jensen, Mari N. "Ecologists Go To Town." SCIENCE NEWS, April 4, 1998, Vol. 153.

Knight, Deborah. "When The Wildlife Moves In. " THE BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE, March 16, 1997.

Mittlebach, Margaret. WILD NEW YORK: A GUIDE TO THE WILDLIFE, WILD PLACES, & NATURAL PHENOMENA OF NEW YORK CITY. New York: Crown Publishers, 1997.

Russell, Helen Ross. CITY CRITTERS. Cortland, NY: The American Nature Study Society, 1975.

Shaffer, Carolyn and Erica Fielder. CITY SAFARIS: A SIERRA CLUB EXPLORER'S GUIDE. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1987.

Winn, Marie. RED-TAILS IN LOVE: A WILDLIFE DRAMA IN CENTRAL PARK. New York: Pantheon, 1998.

 

 

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