Physical Description:ix, 210 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher:Boston :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Flickers nesting in the house -- A quintet of crows -- Getting to know a starling -- Woodpecker with a drum -- Barred owl talking -- Hawk tablecloths -- Vireo birth control -- Nuthatch home-making -- Blue jays in touch -- Chickadees in winter -- Redpolls tunneling in snow -- Tracking grouse in winter -- Crested flycatcher's nest helpers -- Red-winged blackbirds returning -- Phoebe seasons -- Evening grosbeaks -- Audience to a woodcock.
In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich shares his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. There are countless books on bird behavior, but Heinrich argues that some of the most amazing bird behaviors fall below the radar of what most birds do in aggregate. Heinrich’s passionate observations superbly mix memoir and science and lead to fascinating questions — and sometimes startling discoveries.