Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds

Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt


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Naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt, an ornithology teacher and researcher, examines the amazing talents and personalities of the most common of birds. Some birdwatchers will hop the red-eye to Costa Rica if a rare species is reported to be in residence. She makes the argument for sticking close to home. She muses on the tarnished reputation of the starling, the sexed-up antics of male woodpeckers, and the mysterious behavior and startling population explosion of crows in her hometown. Through the eye and voice of this talented writer, birds provide a fascinating point of contact with the natural world at large.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570614194
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 08/09/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 12.80(w) x 18.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lyanda Lynn Haupt created and directed education programs for the Seattle Audubon Society. She has worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont, peregrine falcon re-introduction in Minnesota, and seabird research in the remote Pacific. Her writing has appeared in Wild Earth Journal, Open Spaces, Birdwatchers Digest, and The Prairie Naturalist. She lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter.

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