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A captivating A–Z treasury about birds and birding, Birdpedia is a marvelous mix of fact and fancy that is certain to delight seasoned birders and armchair naturalists alike.

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A captivating A–Z treasury about birds and birding.

Birdpedia is an engaging compendium of bird facts and birding lore. Featuring nearly 200 entries—on topics ranging from plumage and migration to birds in art, literature, and folklore—this enticing collection is brimming with wisdom and wit about all things avian.

Christopher Leahy sheds light on "hawk-watching," "twitching," and other rituals from the sometimes mystifying world of birding that entail a good deal more than their names imply. He explains what kind of bird's nests you can eat, why mocking birds mock, and many other curiosities that have induced otherwise sane people to peer into treetops using outrageously expensive optical equipment. Leahy shares illuminating insights about pioneering ornithologists such as John James Audubon and Florence Bailey, and describes unique bird behaviors such as anting, caching, duetting, and mobbing. He discusses avian fossils, the colloquial naming of birds, the science and history of ornithology, and more.

"He [Ochlan] is amusing as he rattles off the many names for the ruddy duck, and he adds to the humor in a droll entry on birds in fiction." ---AudioFile


A Brief Compendium of Avian Lore

Author Christopher W. Leahy

Narrated by P.J. Ochlan

Publication date Jul 6, 2021

Running time 8 hrs

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