One Wild Bird at a Time

Portraits of Individual Lives

The insights and discoveries from a scientist's encounters with individual wild birds.

By Bernd Heinrich Read by Rick Adamson Animals / Nonfiction / Science English, Unabridged 5h 49m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							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?

"...passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science..." - New York Times

"...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

"...marvelous, mind-altering..." - Los Angeles Times

“He can certainly tell a story when there is one but is often content to retain the meandering form of the journals he culls, supplementing his entries with his own sketches, drawings and paintings.” - The Wall Street Journal

"Narrator Rick Adamson brings a clear, interested voice...He reads with a sense of innocent wonder." - AudioFile