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The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds of the Southeastern Shore Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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[Yow] allows readers to share his discoveries and enjoy the surprises that each bird can bring. . . . [and this book] will help them gain a new appreciation for the unique characteristics that set shorebirds apart and make them so enticing to birders.--About.com
In this informative, chatty, anecdotal and eminently readable tome, Yow takes us season by season into the watery environment enjoyed by its feathered denizens.--The Rocky Mount Telegram
You don't have to go coastal to fall in love with this literary compendium of birding, easily as "charming, witty, anecdotal, [and] readable" as its forefathers.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Entertaining . . . . A good read, this title is appropriate for generalists interested in natural history, the wildlife of the southeastern U.S. shore, and birders.--Library Journal
Audubon Editors' Choice
Through enchanting descriptions and personal anecdotes, Yow makes characters--the villainous ruddy turnstone, the "drunken" reddish egret--out of his subjects, carefully highlighting each species' subtleties.--Audubon Editors' Choice
Yow ventures from his porch to take readers hunting for shorebirds . . . . [with] his folksy, humorous, and erudite style.--Publishers Weekly
Infusing stories, observations, and musings, Yow makes it easy to learn about these fascinating birds. This book might well lead 'armchair birders' to become active birders, and eventually, conservationists.--Janet Lembke, author of Why the Cat Purrs: How We Relate to Other Species and Why It Matters
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A relaxing, enjoyable, and informative read. I laughed and learned some very interesting facts that your basic field guide doesn't have the space to cover. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dalona Lea
It is witty, fun and I learned a little while I read it. It is about birds but in a fun way.Published on July 25, 2013 by Lydia Thompson
While I did not read the book, its recipient emailed her delight in the book and its timely arrival for her birthday. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Jaimito