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Re: The Reading Corner
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2019, 09:26:30 AM »

A Season on the Wind by Kenn Kaufman is a well-written, engrossing narrative that follows the incredible phenomenon of bird migration.   Kaufman?s main focus is on spring migration but fall migration, equally important, is covered, too. 
   His observations center around the birds passing through his home territory along the southwest shoreline of  Lake Erie, east of Toledo, Ohio. This is an area world famous as a birding "hotspot" with spring migrants flying from as far as the southern tip of South America then spreading north to the upper reaches of Canada and Alaska after a "refueling" stopover at Lake Erie.
   Kaufman describes how and why these tiny creatures are able to make such lengthy journeys not once, but twice, every year.  He also discusses navigation and how birds determine routes for the perilous journeys.
   Chapters in the book also address bird conservation issues such as climate change, and the unintended consequences of alternative energy sources, specifically wind farms. There is also a nice chapter on bald eagles.
   Kaufmann is a well-known, highly respected birding expert, conservationist, artist and author of numerous books and field guides. This is not a dry reference book. He writes with obvious love and fascination for his topic that has not diminished since he took up birding in his youth.
   Come this spring you may look up into the night sky with a renewed sense of awe and a tip of the hat to Kenn Kaufman and all who advocate for our winged migrants.

Additional reading: Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufman. His memoir of dropping
out of high school at age 16 to travel around the country in pursuit of birds.

Full disclosure: I?ve had the good fortune to hear Ken speak at a couple of birding events, and also participated in a birding workshop he led years ago when he lived
in Arizona.  A genuinely nice guy!

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Re: The Reading Corner
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2019, 12:13:28 PM »

Animal adolescence is filled with teen drama and peer pressure

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/11/21/animals-have-teenage-drama-too/?utm_campaign=animalia&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Newsletter&wpisrc=nl_animalia&wpmm=1


Animals - even king penguins - have rocky adolescent periods, just like humans. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Book: Wildhood - The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Wildhood/Barbara-Natterson-Horowitz/9781501164699

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« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2019, 04:14:57 PM »

Grad Student Noah Strycker Takes on Cat-Bird Relations in National Geographic Article

https://news.stonybrook.edu/student-spotlight/grad-student-noah-strycker-takes-on-cat-bird-relations-in-national-geographic-article/



Article: To save birds, should we kill off cats?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/09/essay-to-save-birds-should-we-kill-off-cats/



Book: The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

https://www.amazon.com/Thing-Feathers-Surprising-Lives-Reveal-ebook/dp/B00DMCVZHK

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Re: The Reading Corner
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2019, 06:19:06 PM »

Follow Harriet the Bald Eagle's latest adventures in children's book

https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/follow-harriet-the-bald-eagles-latest-adventures-in-childrens-book

Harriet's Next Adventure - https://adaywithharriet.com/

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Re: The Reading Corner
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2019, 04:54:45 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: The Reading Corner
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2020, 07:17:36 PM »

Science history: Rachel Carson and the book that changed the world

https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/science-history-rachel-carson-and-the-book-that-changed-the-world


Rachel Carson?s Silent Spring made quite a noise.
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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2020, 07:01:46 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: The Reading Corner
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2020, 04:56:08 PM »

'The Falcon Thief' exposes the high-flying life of a notorious rare-bird smuggler

https://www.livescience.com/falcon-egg-thief.html


When Lendrum was apprehended in June 2018, he was carrying rare falcon eggs strapped to his body in a custom sling.
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The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird (Amazon)
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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2020, 05:20:06 PM »

Book Review: The 'Pablo Escobar' of Bird Egg Poaching

https://undark.org/2020/03/06/falcon-thief-book-review/


BOOK REVIEW -- "The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird," by Joshua Hammer (Simon & Schuster, 336 pages).

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« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2020, 02:32:18 PM »

?This really happened:? New children?s book showcases Boise and peregrine falcons

https://boisedev.com/news/2020/06/17/fledge-on-a-ledge-boise/

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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2020, 01:54:24 PM »

New Book on Condor Comeback Features Santa Barbara Zoo Team

https://www.edhat.com/news/new-book-on-condor-comeback-features-santa-barbara-zoo-team

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« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2020, 07:00:04 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2020, 07:03:56 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring