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The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds John Yow

The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds

John Yow

Published
ISBN : 9780807832790
Hardcover
245 pages
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While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimesMoreWhile birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimes irreverent vignettes, Yow reveals the fascinating lives of the birds we see nearly every day. Following the seasons, he covers forty-two species, discussing the improbable, unusual, and comical aspects of his subjects lives. Yow offers his own observations, anecdotes, and stories as well as those of Americas classic bird writers, such as John James Audubon, Arthur Bent, and Edward Forbush. This unique addition to bird literature combines the fascination of bird life with the pleasure of good reading.