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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernd Heinrich Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781520006130
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The acclaimed scientist’s encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries

In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. Heinrich’s observations lead to fascinating questions—and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher bringing food to the young acts surreptitiously and is attacked by the mate. Why? A pair of Northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich’s cabin delivers the opportunity to observe the feeding competition between siblings and to make a related discovery about nest cleaning. One of a clutch of redstart warbler babies fledges out of the nest from twenty feet above the ground and lands on the grass below. It can’t fly. What will happen next?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Heinrich] looks closely, with his trademark ‘hands-and-knees science’ at its most engaging…[delivering] what can only be called psychological marvels of knowing.”

    Boston Globe

  • “An eminent biologist shares the joys of bird-watching and…smoothly describes how studying the daily lives of birds in their natural environments allows him to experience their world vicariously…Bird watching has been an important part of his life since he was a boy on his family’s farm. When he was six, they moved from Germany to Maine. Finding familiar birds nesting ‘immediately made this place our home,’ he writes. An engaging memoir of the opportunities for doing scientific research without leaving one’s own backyard.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Rick Adamson brings a clear, interested voice to stories of starlings grooming themselves or woodcocks standing up to predators. He reads with a sense of innocent wonder. That’s maintained even as the author proves to be an expert who does bird autopsies and collects grouse scat. The audiobook covers all aspects of bird life. [And] the author’s story of following sapsuckers through the woods may bring a smile.”


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About the Author
Author Bernd Heinrich

Bernd Heinrich is the author of numerous award-winning books, including The Geese of Beaver Bog, Why We Run, Mind of the Raven, and his memoir, The Snoring Bird. He also writes for Scientific American, Audubon, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont, and he divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.