Confessions of a Bird Watcher

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9780070039735: Confessions of a Bird Watcher

Dust jacket notes: "Some people, like Roger Barton, are born bird watchers; of the 11 million whom the 1960 Census classified as, among other things, birders, several million probably lucked onto the hobby much later in life than Mr. Barton, who took to birds when he was in elementary school. There are, for instance, myriads of housewives, chained to the kitchen sink, who have found that what the birds are doing outside the window is a lot more rewarding than keeping an eye on the dirty breakfast dishes. For seven years Mr. Barton has lived on a farm in Hunterdon County, in the extreme western part of New Jersey, a pleasant rural agricultural area where he has identified 148 species of birds. Not content with the locally available, however, he and his wife have roamed widely in pursuit of their mutual avocation over a period of many years; this book details their travels and sightings all over the United States and elsewhere in the world, from Trinidad to Iceland. They have explored the Atlantic Flyway from Florida to the Massachusetts capes; the Middle Flyways, home of Mississippi kites and Kirtland's warblers; the Pacific Flyway, where bird life abounds from the rain forest of the Olympic Peninsula to the desert areas around the Salton Sea. Their eyes have been open to see shrews and turtles, wild orchids and Pine Barrens gentians. In recent years, they have been particularly observant and concerned about the environmental protection so necessary if people and birds are to survive at all. Thus you will find here more than a handbook for bird watching, though the emphasis, including a chapter on becoming a birder painlessly, is on feathered creatures."

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Roger Barton
Published by McGraw-Hill (1974)
ISBN 10: 0070039739 ISBN 13: 9780070039735
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070039739

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