Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Nature - 352 pages
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“A delightful must-read…. It charms, delights, and educates while providing a fascinating tale of love and devotion to the feathered creatures that share our increasingly crowded world.” — Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me

“Gilbert’s ethics and talent for writing have made her the perfect author to bring the world of wildlife rehabilitation to the reader.” — Wilson Journal

In this captivating memoir, Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking story of how she turned her family life upside down to pursue her unusual passion for rehabilitating wild birds. Fans of Michael Pollan, James Herriot, and Elizabeth Marshal Thomas are sure to find much to cherish in Flyaway.

 

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Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

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Gilbert, a licensed wild bird rehabilitator and author of the well-received children's book Hawk Hill, recounts her trials and triumphs, as someone dedicated to the unremunerative, exacting, and time ... Read full review

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IX
3
The Serpentine Road
7
Problems and Solutions
15
Genesis
21
The One Exception
27
Quandaries
35
The Other Exceptions
41
Cooperation and Lack Thereof
49
Solidarity
177
The Thanksgiving Guest
183
Strange Alliances
191
Peyton Pigeon Place
201
Traveling Feet
209
Signs of Spring
219
Torrent
227
That Strange Chirping Sound
233

Predators Guardians and Grubs
55
Tweezers
63
Backing Toward the Cliff
71
Daycare
79
Momentum
89
Inclusion
97
Claws
103
Songs of Joy
109
Graduation Day
117
Why We Do the Things We Do
123
Songs of Inspiration
129
Summers End
137
PART
149
Branching Out
151
Diving In
159
Looking Up
169
The Lucky Ones
241
Songs of Grief
249
Understanding
257
Turning Leaves
267
The Quiet Season
275
PART THREE
283
Unraveling
285
Hope
297
Dusk
303
Shades of Gray
311
Break of Day
321
Songs of Redemption
329
EPILOGUE
335
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
339
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About the author (2009)

Suzie Gilbert lives in New York State's Hudson Valley, where she launched Flyaway, Inc., in 2002. She is also the author of the children's book Hawk Hill.

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