John Yow, author of the fun and fantastic new book The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds, is now blogging! He talks about birds almost all of us have heard of and that many of us see on a regular basis. He’s watching them closely and reading about them, too, to uncover the quirky habits, the unique characteristics, and the daily and seasonal routines of our avian neighbors.
From his inaugural post:
“I see from roaming the blogosphere that I’m not the only armchair birder out there, but the term may mean different things to different people. For me it means not only watching the birds from my armchair (or office chair, actually), but also reading about them – reading about them, especially (but not exclusively), in the vintage works of people like Arthur Cleveland Bent, Edward Howe Forbush, and John James Audubon (where you will find, for example, Audubon’s hilarious account of being chased into the river by a wounded, and very angry, sandhill crane.)”
Reading his posts is like talking to your wise neighbor just across the fence. Bookmark armchairbirder.com and check back in every few days for Yow’s latest yarn about the birds he sees. Share your own bird sightings and queries there, too.