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City Birding: True Tales of Birds and Birdwatching in Unexpected Places.


Most people perceive bird-watching as a rural, or at least suburban, pursuit. The cadre of bird-watchers that wrote this book challenges urbanites to open their eyes and focus their binoculars. Vignettes in this collection feature songbirds that hang out in parking lots, ravens that cavort on airport tarmacs, and a rare spotted redshank visiting Brooklyn. It turns out that some interesting specimens are denizens of areas around sewage ponds. This is an entertaining and enlightening guide to birding in unusual locales. Stackpole Bks, 2003, 181 p., hardcover, $18.95.
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Publication:Science News
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Date:Aug 30, 2003
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