The armchair birder: discovering the secret lives of familiar birds

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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.
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table_of_contents SPRING: Carolina Wren -- Eastern Phoebe -- Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Eastern Bluebird -- Belted Kingfisher -- Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager -- Brown-headed cowbird -- Red-bellied Woodpecker -- Red-headed Woodpecker -- Mourning Dove -- SUMMER: Cedar Waxwing -- American Goldfinch -- Wood Thrush -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- Chimney Swift -- Northern Mockingbird -- Whip-Poor-Will -- Chuck-Will's-Widow -- Ruby-throated Hummingbird -- Northern Cardinal -- AUTUMN: Wild Turkey -- Canada Goose -- American Crow -- Great Blue Heron -- Turkey Vulture -- White-breasted Nuthatch -- Bald Eagle -- Great Horned Owl -- Barred Owl -- "Confusing Fall Warblers" -- WINTER: Sandhill Crane -- Blue Jay -- Bobwhite -- Pileated Woodpecker -- American Robin -- Carolina Chickadee -- Tufted Titmouse -- Osprey -- Red-tailed Hawk -- Cooper's Hawk.
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title The armchair birder : discovering the secret lives of familiar birds
title_alt Secret lives of familiar birds.
title_display The armchair birder : discovering the secret lives of familiar birds
title_full The armchair birder : discovering the secret lives of familiar birds / John Yow
title_short The armchair birder :
title_sort armchair birder discovering the secret lives of familiar birds
title_sub discovering the secret lives of familiar birds