One Wild Bird at a Time by Bernd Heinrich audiobook

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

By Bernd Heinrich
Read by Rick Adamson

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5.80 Hours Unabridged
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The acclaimed scientist’s encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. Heinrich’s observations lead to fascinating questions—and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher bringing food to the young acts surreptitiously and is attacked by the mate. Why? A pair of Northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich’s cabin delivers 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?

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Summary

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The acclaimed scientist’s encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries

In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. Heinrich’s observations lead to fascinating questions—and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher bringing food to the young acts surreptitiously and is attacked by the mate. Why? A pair of Northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich’s cabin delivers 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Heinrich] looks closely, with his trademark ‘hands-and-knees science’ at its most engaging…[delivering] what can only be called psychological marvels of knowing.” Boston Globe
“An eminent biologist shares the joys of bird-watching and…smoothly describes how studying the daily lives of birds in their natural environments allows him to experience their world vicariously…Bird watching has been an important part of his life since he was a boy on his family’s farm. When he was six, they moved from Germany to Maine. Finding familiar birds nesting ‘immediately made this place our home,’ he writes. An engaging memoir of the opportunities for doing scientific research without leaving one’s own backyard.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Rick Adamson brings a clear, interested voice to stories of starlings grooming themselves or woodcocks standing up to predators. He reads with a sense of innocent wonder. That’s maintained even as the author proves to be an expert who does bird autopsies and collects grouse scat. The audiobook covers all aspects of bird life. [And] the author’s story of following sapsuckers through the woods may bring a smile.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Bernd Heinrich

Author Bio: Bernd Heinrich

Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous award-winning books, including the bestselling The Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and Winter World. Among his many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting. Mind of the Raven won the John Burroughs Medal for Natural History Writing and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is a frequent contributor to national media and professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English