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In Learning the Birds, we join Susan Fox Rogers as she becomes a birder and joins the community of passionate and quirky bird people.

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"The thrill of quiet adventure. The constant hope of discovery. The reminder that the world is filled with wonder. When I bird, life is bigger, more vibrant." That is why Susan Fox Rogers is a birder. Learning the Birds is the story of how encounters with birds recharged her adventurous spirit.

When the birds first called, Rogers was in a slack season of her life. The woods and rivers that enthralled her younger self had lost some of their luster. It was the song of a thrush that reawakened Rogers, sparking a long-held desire to know the birds that accompanied her as she rock climbed and paddled, to know the world around her with greater depth. Energized by her curiosity, she followed the birds as they drew her deeper into her authentic self, and ultimately into love.

In Learning the Birds, we join Rogers as she becomes a birder and joins the community of passionate and quirky bird people. We meet her birding companions close to home in New York State's Hudson Valley as well as in the desert of Arizona and awash in the midnight sunlight of Alaska. Along on the journey are birders and estimable ornithologists of past generations—people like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Florence Merriam Bailey—whose writings inspire Rogers's adventures and discoveries.

"Benson seamlessly matches her tone with Rogers's wide-ranging subjects, conveying her self-effacing humor, concern at habitat loss, joy in a beautiful bird, and resigned sadness when her relationship fails." ---AudioFile

Learning the Birds

A Midlife Adventure

Author Susan Fox Rogers

Narrated by Rosemary Benson

Publication date Apr 15, 2022

Running time 12 hrs 4 min

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