The Armchair Birder

The Armchair Birder

Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds

Book - 2009
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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 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 America's 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.

Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780807832790
0807832790
Branch Call Number: 598.0973 YOW
Characteristics: xii, 245 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.

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