Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons In the Lives of Migratory Birds (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 26, 2009 - Science - 320 pages
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Until recently, little was known about the lives of songbirds during their travels from autumn until spring. Now scientists have documented mass migrations over the Gulf of Mexico, identified the voices of migrants in the night sky, and showed how songbirds navigate using stars, polarized light, and magnetic fields. Miyoko Chu explores the intricacies underlying the ebb and flow of migration, the cycle of seasons, and the interconnectedness between distant places. Songbird Journeys pays homage to the wonder and beauty of songbirds while revealing the remarkable lives of migratory birds and the scientific quest to answer age-old questions about where songbirds go, how they get there, and what they do in the far-flung places they inhabit throughout the year.
  

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User Review  - rightantler - LibraryThing

The journeys of songbirds are truly amazing. This book gives a very enjoyable account of all sorts of birds, not least the wonderful bobolink, as they travel outrageous and inspiring distances every ... Read full review

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User Review  - Di - Goodreads

Extremely thorough book, and a must for anyone who loves birds. I learned so much, and it was very well written. Lots of good resources, and links included! Read full review

Contents

Contents
123
Birds of Two Worlds 175
200
Epilogue
219
Acknowledgments
233
CitizenScience Projects
253
Recommended Resources
267
About the Cornell Laboratory
273
Introduction 1
279
Making Landfall 32
280
How to Find and Monitor Bird Nests 116
281
Bibliography
285
Index
301
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About the author (2009)

Miyoko Chu is an ornithologist and science writer at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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