The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

by ZICKEFOOSE, Julie

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The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

by ZICKEFOOSE, Julie

Format: Hardcover

Code: 13621

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Julie Zickefoose lives for the moment when a wild, free-living bird that she has raised or rehabilitated comes back to visit her; their eyes meet and they share a spark of understanding. Her reward for the grueling work of rescuing birds - such as feeding baby hummingbirds every twenty minutes all day long - is her empathy with them and the satisfaction of knowing the world is a birdier and more beautiful place.

The Bluebird Effect is about the change that's set in motion by one single act, such as saving an injured bluebird - or a hummingbird or a swift or a phoebe. Each of the twenty-five chapters covers a different species, and many depict an individual bird, each with its own personality, habits, and quirks. And each chapter is illustrated with Zickefoose's stunning watercolor paintings and drawings. Not just individual tales about the trials and triumphs of raising birds, The Bluebird Effect mixes humor, natural history, and memoir to give readers an intimate story of a life among wild birds.

ISBN: 9780547003092

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Year of Publication: 2012

Page Count: 355

Weight: 2.5 lb

Series: More by Julie Zickefoose