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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807835617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807835616
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yow ventures from his porch to take readers hunting for shorebirds . . . . [with] his folksy, humorous, and erudite style.--Publishers Weekly


[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


This book can be very funny, but it's way more. . . . [Yow's] well-chosen quotes from the masters add a smart heft to his clear and often fascinating narrative. His writing is as important as his watching. . . . This book has plucked me from my backyard perch . . . and dropped me into an oceanside beach chair to marvel.--Clyde Edgerton, Garden & Gun

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


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


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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

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Witty, irreverent, and perennially entertaining, The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal is--like its author John Yow--a great companion for a ramble along the beach or into the tidal marsh. Yow mixes science, history, culture and his own experiences as an 'idiosyncratic' birder to create a delightfully readable peek into the lives of the Southeast's most familiar water birds.--Scott Weidensaul, author of Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zan on February 3, 2013
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Not to redefine "armchair birding," but I thoroughly enjoyed many pleasurable winter hours sitting near a warm fire in a comfortable chair reading John Yow's most recent book on shore birds of the southeast. His essays recount his adventures to find and identify his favorite coastal birds. His well spun narratives combine humor, insights and facts about the birds and their behavior. Armchair Birder Goes Coastal inspires me to leave the comfort of the chair in search of my own local birds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on December 3, 2012
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I am a casual birder--not just a backyard birder--I do take birdwatching trips too. I've recently been spending a lot of time in Florida, full of birds and birding habitats unfamiliar to me in the Midwest. This book was not only a great discussion of birds ranging from herons, kingfishers and plovers, but also gave me a list of places to visit in Florida to see more birds. This was a great read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debra Brown on November 19, 2012
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This is a great book for anyone who enjoys birding -- even novice birders. It was educational, entertaining, and a wonderful read. Enjoyed it!
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By Patrick Taylor on August 10, 2013
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Great read and very entertaining. It is the pierfect source for us folks who are somewhat interested in knowing about the birds we see on the beaches and coasts but are not committed "birders." Yow puts the reader at ease in learning about our feathered friends of the sea. It is as if one is sitting in a beach chair, covered in sun block, wearing a floppy hat, and having a quiet conversation with him. Come to think of it, the beach is a great place to read this book.
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