Annotations for Bluebird Effect : Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds


Baker & Taylor
A wild bird rehabilitator and natural history artist describes her painstaking efforts to rescue sick and injured wild birds and the experience of rereleasing a bird that subsequently visits, dedicating 25 chapters to a sequence of individual birds to offer insight into species personality, habits and quirks. By the author of Letters from Eden. 20,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
A wild bird rehabilitator and nature artist describes her painstaking efforts to rescue injured birds and her experiences when those birds come back to visit, looking at the personality and quirks of individual birds of different species.

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Book News
In this color-illustrated memoir and natural history through the seasons, Zickefoose writes of her intimate relationship with birds as a biologist, bird rehabilitator, artist, and conservationist. She profiles 25 common backyard bird species, from tiny plovers to huge cranes, with each species exemplified by a specific bird and its own unique personality and habits. The book is illustrated with the author's b&w drawings and color watercolors. Zickefoose's writing has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Houghton

Julie Zickefoose lives for the moment when a wild, free living bird that she has raised or rehabilitated comes back to visit her; their eyes meet and they share a spark of understanding. Her reward for the grueling work of rescuing birds--such as feeding baby hummingbirds every twenty minutes all day long--is her empathy with them and the satisfaction of knowing the world is a birdier and more beautiful place.

The Bluebird Effect is about the change that's set in motion by one single act, such as saving an injured bluebird--or a hummingbird, swift, or phoebe. Each of the twenty five chapters covers a different species, and many depict an individual bird, each with its own personality, habits, and quirks. And each chapter is illustrated with Zickefoose's stunning watercolor paintings and drawings. Not just individual tales about the trials and triumphs of raising birds, The Bluebird Effect mixes humor, natural history, and memoir to give readers an intimate story of a life lived among wild birds.


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Houghton

Through raising and rehabilitating birds, Julie Zickefoose pulls back a curtain on their motivations, desires, and even emotions. This book is a visual feast, lavishly illustrated with watercolors and field sketches.

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