More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder by Pete DunneMore Tales of a Low-Rent Birder by Pete Dunne

More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder

byPete DunneIllustratorKeith HansenForeword byKenn Kaufman

Paperback | August 1, 2009

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More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder brings together twenty-five recent essays that originally appeared in major birding publications. In these pieces, Pete Dunne ranges from wildly humorous to sadly elegiac, as he describes everything from the "field plumage" of the dedicated birder to the lingering death of an accidentally injured golden plover. Running like a thread through all the essays is Dunne's love and respect for the birds he watches, his concern over human threats to their survival, and his tolerance, even affection, for the human "odd birds" that birding attracts. Truly, these essays offer something for everyone interested in birds and the natural habitats our species share.

About The Author

Kenn Kaufman is a legend among birders. At sixteen he hitchhiked back & forth across North America, traveling eighty thousand miles in a year, simply to see as many birds as he could; he came back to tell the story in "Kingbird Highway." A field editor for "Audubon"& a regular contributor to every major birding magazine, he is the youn...

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Title:More Tales of a Low-Rent BirderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8.52 × 5.53 × 0.31 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292722192

ISBN - 13:9780292722194

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Kenn Kaufman
  • Preface
  • A Golden Plover at Ebb Tide
  • Silver and Gold for Josephine
  • Birder or Bag Lady?
  • Homecoming, Coon Ridge
  • The Song of Killing
  • It Must Be Love
  • Misidentification Expert
  • You Only Lose It Once
  • The Secret Birding Journal of G. Washington of Virginia
  • Birder of Fortune
  • Ten!
  • That People Should Be Happy
  • The Art of Pishing
  • Little Lost Blue
  • Putting the "Good" in "Good Bird"
  • The Talk of Sterile Flat
  • The Devil List
  • Courting Disaster
  • The Wisdom of the Worthies
  • Hide and Seek
  • Snowy Reprieve
  • Spanning the Gulf with a Wing
  • Dialogue with the Godfather
  • Koltsfoot
  • Death List