Tales of a Low-Rent Birder by Pete DunneTales of a Low-Rent Birder by Pete Dunne

Tales of a Low-Rent Birder

byPete DunneIllustratorDavid SibleyForeword byRoger Tory Peterson

Paperback | June 1, 1994

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Tales of a Low-Rent Birder is a collection of nineteen essays and sketches written between 1977 and 1985. It was originally published in 1986.

Pete Dunne is director of natural history information for the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory in Cape May Point, New Jersey. A widely published writer on birding, he is also author of The Feather Quest: A North American Birder's Year and Hawks in Flight.
Title:Tales of a Low-Rent BirderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:173 pages, 8.4 × 5.54 × 0.5 inPublished:June 1, 1994Publisher:University Of Texas Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292715749

ISBN - 13:9780292715745


Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson
  • Preface
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Billy Leeds and the Eagle
  • Overflight
  • A Tale of Two Hawkwatchers
  • Pulling Strings
  • Bookcase Bluebill
  • First-Year Bird
  • The Legend of Jesse Mew
  • Birdathon '83—A Saab Story
  • A Lifer for Roger
  • SVAT
  • A Peregrine Going South for the First Time Again
  • Scotch Bonnet Blind
  • A Gift of Vision
  • A Confederate Hawkwatcher from AK-625
  • Shearwater Sunday
  • Death of a Season
  • Sitkagi Spring
  • Macadam Encounter
  • Thoughts While Waiting for an Ice Falcon

Editorial Reviews

"His sketchbook tales . . . are lively and brimming with wit, satire, and sensitivity." - New Jersey Audubon