Birdology: 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

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Nature - 493 pages
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Beloved author Sy Montgomery explores the essence of the otherworldly creatures we see every day. By way of her adventure with seven birds - wild tame exotic and common - she teaches us that birds are far stranger more wondrous and at the same time more like us than we might have dared to imagine.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Compared to Yow's The Armchair Birder, another non-Twitcher, non-hard-science, personal book about intimate encounters with just a few birds, this is even more about the author's perspective. ? That's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jaylia3 - LibraryThing

I loved reading this book, which is a well balanced blend of science and up close personal adventures with birds. Years of experience with birds went into the writing. Besides raising her own brood of ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sy Montgomery was born on February 7, 1958 in Frankfurt, Germany. She is a 1979 graduate of Syracuse University, a triple major with dual degrees in Magazine Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in French Language and Literature and in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Keene State College in 2004, and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce University and also from Southern New Hampshire University in 2011. Montgomery is a naturalist. She is an author, and scriptwriter. Her most popular book, The Good Good Pig, is a memoir of her life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood. The book became listed on the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. Her other notable titles include Journey of the Pink Dolphins, Spell of the Tiger, and Search for the Golden Moon Bear.

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