One Wild Bird at a Time

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One Wild Bird at a Time

One Wild Bird at a Time

415 North Lake Boulevard

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415 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City CA 96145
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About the Book:

ISBN: 9780544387638

In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. There are countless books on bird behavior, but Heinrich argues that some of the most amazing bird behaviors fall below the radar of what most birds do in aggregate. Heinrich’s “passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science” (New York Times Book Review) lead to fascinating questions — and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher, while bringing food to the young in their nest, is attacked by the other flycatcher nearby. Why? A pair of Northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich’s cabin deliver the opportunity to observe the feeding competition between siblings, and to make a related discovery about nest-cleaning. One of a clutch of redstart warbler babies fledges out of the nest from twenty feet above the ground, and lands on the grass below. It can’t fly. What will happen next?

About Tom Carter:

Tom Carter lives in Carnelian Bay, where he spends his time skiing and climbing as much as possible in the Sierra Nevada. He has lived most of his life in the Sierra Nevada, climbing, skiing and wandering The Range of Light. He has lived in North Tahoe for nearly 30 years.

Why Tom Chose This Book:

What does it take to understand why birds act in certain ways? It takes curiosity, observation skills and time to solve their puzzling behaviors. The author, a revered scientist and one of the world’s leading naturalists, reveals details of each bird’s daily life, while questioning their unique behavior. Looking for answers, and discovering new questions, he shares a seemingly simple theory of behavior - for every action there is a strategy driven by survival skills. What we discover about behavior makes this world all the more delightful and interesting. You will recognize numerous birds native to the Tahoe area.

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