Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons In the Lives of Migratory Birds
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Songbird journeys: four seasons in the lives of migratory birdsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Chu, an ornithologist, editor, and writer at Cornell University's Laboratory of Ornithology, writes engagingly of the epic and amazing seasonal migrations of American songbirds. Her lucid ... Read full review