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The Gift of Birds : True Encounters with Avian Spirits - Larry Habegger

The Gift of Birds

True Encounters with Avian Spirits

By: Larry Habegger (Editor), Amy Greimann Carlson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th November 1999
ISBN: 9781885211415
Number Of Pages: 352

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Whether it roots us in our own backyard or takes us across continents, watching birds calls us to stillness and demands our keen attention to the details that flicker around us. This collection of stories will appeal to bird lovers everywhere.

Introduction: Mockingbird Summerp. XIII
Vivid Encounters
Gift of Seedp. 3
Stripped Nakedp. 6
A Pelican Frenzyp. 10
Hardwiredp. 13
What the Raven Saidp. 27
Laughing Loonp. 40
Without a Ripplep. 49
Stop the Carp. 55
Short-tailed Albatrossesp. 59
Kindred Spirits
Crazy Couragep. 81
Sweet Hope Waitingp. 84
Bird-Watching as a Blood Sportp. 94
The Balinese Chickenp. 120
The Parrots of Telegraph Hillp. 124
Honey Guidep. 138
Wild Owlsp. 141
Odd Ducks
The Legend of Jesse Mewp. 163
How the Pimpernel Saved His Pigeonsp. 174
Nothing Tastes Like Roadkillp. 179
Close to the Endp. 185
After the Firesp. 199
The Ramble of Central Parkp. 204
Brushes with Divinity
Actual Field Conditionsp. 227
The Setting of Wingsp. 241
Whimbrelsp. 246
Redbirdp. 268
The Last Cranes of Siberiap. 275
Invisibilityp. 287
With No Direction Homep. 293
Epiphanyp. 296
Ascending Song
Sky Larkp. 305
Recommended Readingp. 313
Indexp. 315
Acknowledgementsp. 318
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ISBN: 9781885211415
ISBN-10: 1885211414
Series: Travelers' Tales Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 12th November 1999
Publisher: Travelers' Tales, Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43