birdology: adventures with a pack of hens, a peck of pigeons,. cantankerous crows, fierce falcons, hip hop parrots, baby hummingbirds, and...

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Award-winning author and naturalist Sy Montgomery explores what it means to be a bird. Birds were Sy's first love and here she shares her adventures with seven birds.  Each of these birds shows a different and utterly surprising aspect of what makes a bird a bird.  In telling these stories, she shows that birds are far stranger, more wondrous, and at the same time more like us than we might have dared to imagine. 

Birdology explains just how very different from humans birds are. Their hearts look like those of crocodiles. They are covered with modified scales, which are called feathers. Their bones are hollow. Their bodies are permeated with extensive air sacs. They have no hands. They give birth to eggs. Yet despite birds’ and humans’ differences, Sy shows that we can communicate and even form deep bonds.  Sy's heartfelt fascination and awe for birds deepens our connection to these complex, mysterious fellow creatures.  Her passion and admiration for birds will inspire us to an even greater appreciation of the natural world. Paperback

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and the best-selling author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children.