The Armchair Birder
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(4.1 based on 21 ratings)
  • 1
    The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds | John Yow

    The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Yow
    • Narrated By Kevin Young
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimes irreverent vignettes, Yow reveals the fascinating lives of the birds we see nearly every day. Following the seasons, he covers forty-two species, discussing the improbable, unusual, and comical aspects of his subjects' lives.

    Yow is the Bees Knees

    "The Armchair Birder" is about a niche topic that is written so well, and with such charm and wit, it would captivate the most bird-indifferent imagin..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2013 by Susie (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds of the Southeastern Shore | John Yow

    The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds of the Southeastern Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Yow
    • Narrated By Kevin Young
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    With his distinctively witty, anecdotal, and disarming voice, John Yow now journeys to the shore and shares his encounters with some of the most familiar and beloved coastal birds. Out of his travels—from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico—come colorful accounts of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders of nature like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets.

    The Birder Is Back

    The sequel to "The Armchair Birder," "The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal" is an example of the "sequel that outdoes itself." Yow's great wit and dry hu..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2013 by Susie (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)