Monday, November 5, 2012

Book: Birdology by Sy Montgomery

Subtitled: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur

The message of the book is not to ignore birds. The "bird brained" pejorative is not true. Each of the seven chapters of the book address an avian species. Included are the author's experiences from birds in her life and field research including her experiences in bird rehabilitation.

There is book length material available about each of the seven species that could be read. However, the author tells a good story as she includes the studies, essential material and discussions with researchers about the avian species included in the book.

For me, the one negative was the author's frequent mention of her vegetarianism. Once was enough and move on with the story.

Bottom line… The author has written an informative filled book about birds that all birders -- amateur or serious -- will enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the book suggestion! I am always looking for new bird books. One you might like is called "Songbird Journeys" Myoko Chu


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