An Enchantment of Birds: Memories from a Birder's Life by Richard CanningsAn Enchantment of Birds: Memories from a Birder's Life by Richard Cannings

An Enchantment of Birds: Memories from a Birder's Life

byRichard CanningsIllustratorDonald Gunn

Hardcover | March 29, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 150 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


In these delightful meditations, biologist and bird lover Richard Cannings weaves stories of his personal encounters with birds into fascinating descriptions of their behavior, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks' ability to hide their nests so completely that he has seen only two in a lifetime spent searching for them; the trumpeter swan, as picky as a two-year old, devouring potatoes and carrots but turning up its beak at Brussels sprouts; the northern gannet, with its snowy plumage, black wingtips, and startling blue eyes; the little saw-whet owl, which dabbles in bigamy and even trigamy; and more than two dozen other birds. Covering the entire continent, from the cacophony of a seabird colony on the shores of the Atlantic to a symphony of snow geese on the autumn plains to songbird courtship in the alpine tundra of the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds informs and entertains, in one fell swoop.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist, and bird expert. He is the author of Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds, and The Rockies: A Natural History, and is coauthor of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, Best Places to Bird in British Columbia, and British Columbia: A Natural History....
Title:An Enchantment of Birds: Memories from a Birder's LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:March 29, 2007Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1553652355

ISBN - 13:9781553652359

Look for similar items by category: