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A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided in his work and teaching by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds'' companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs.
Birds are the sentries—and our key to understanding the world beyond our front door. Unwitting humans create a zone of disturbance that scatters the wildlife. Respectful humans who heed the birds acquire an awareness that radically changes the dynamic. We are welcome in their habitat. The birds don''t fly away. The larger animals don''t race off. No longer hapless intruders, we now find, see, and engage the deer, the fox, the red-shouldered hawk—even the elusive, whispering wren.

Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Native peoples the world over. Finally, science is catching up. This groundbreaking book unites the indigenous knowledge, the latest research, and the author''s own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves.

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"This book will enhance our own ability to learn what the nestlings learn."- Birding Business

"Don’t tell lifelong birder Jon Young that robins are boring. He can sit still in his yard, watching and listending for the moment when robins and other birds no longer perceive him as a threat. Then he can begin to hear what the birds say to each other, warning about nearby hawks, cats, or competitors. Young’s book will teach you how you, too, can understand birds and their fascinating behaviors." - BirdWatching

"A sophisticated guide for amateur bird watchers and a door-opener for newbies." - Kirkus

"Though primarily geared toward birders and naturalists rather than lay readers, this passionate instruction manual offers enjoyable anecdotes." - Publishers Weekly

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A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided in his work and teaching by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds'' companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs.

Birds are the sentries—and our key to understanding the world beyond our front door. Unwitting humans create a zone of disturbance that scatters the wildlife. Respectful humans who heed the birds acquire an awareness that radically changes the dynamic. We are welcome in their habitat. The birds don''t fly away. The larger animals don''t race off. No longer hapless intruders, we now find, see, and engage the deer, the fox, the red-shouldered hawk—even the elusive, whispering wren.

Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Native peoples the world over. Finally, science is catching up. This groundbreaking book unites the indigenous knowledge, the latest research, and the author''s own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves.

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"Jon Young is one of the heroes of the new nature movement, an expansion of traditional environmentalism.
With What the Robin Knows, he opens a door to a universe that overlaps modern life, a world lost to most, but found by some--because of teachers like Jon. This elegant book will deepen the kinship between humans and other species. It decodes our common language."
--Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods


"Here is the ancestral wisdom passed down from Apache elder Stalking Wolf to renowned tracker Tom Brown to Jon Young himself, who in turn passes on to the reader the art of truly listening to the avian soundscape. With all senses more finely tuned, you''ll find yourself more aware of your surroundings, slowing down, and reconnecting with a native intelligence and love of the natural world that lies deep within each of us."
--Donald Kroodsma, author of The Singing Life of Birds and Birdsong by the Seasons


"What the Robin Knows is a fascinating introduction to nature study beyond putting names on what we see, not just a guide to paying attention outdoors but full of tips on how to do it. It should help us discover the world of nature around us, often glimpsed but too often overlooked. This is less a book to read than one to use, one that will enrich our hours outdoors."
--Thomas R. Dunlap, author of In the Field, Among the Feathered


"Jon Young knows birds, and you will, too, after reading his marvelous book. You''ll discover a universal bird language that will speak to you wherever you go outdoors. Every nature lover should read this book."
--Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children and John Muir: My Life with Nature.


"This book turns us inside out, opening our minds onto the wider mind of the land itself. It''s a brilliant work, born of a lifetime of listening, teaching, and tracking what really matters. By waking our animal senses, Jon Young''s work replenishes our humanity."
--David Abram, author of Becoming Animal and The Spell of the Sensuous

About the Author

Jon Young is on the leading edge of animal tracking and understanding bird language. He has been exploring animal communication for 35 years and was mentored by the famous tracker Tom Brown Jr. as well as a tribal elder in Africa. Jon developed the 8 Shields Cultural Mentoring System, a model that has influenced more than 100 nature programs in communities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe and is also creator of the Shikari Method for data collection, which is used by the USFWS. Jon has given over 1,000 public presentations and has mentored numerous students of his own. Married, with six children, Jon lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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INTRODUCTION:
WHAT THE ROBIN KNOWS

ONE EARLY SPRING DAY when I was a teenager and already keenly interested in birds, I was scouting the vast salt marshes of southern New Jersey, and I saw a ruff. A ruff! This wading bird (considered a sandpiper) wasn’t supposed to be on the North American continent at all, but there it was, fresh in from Europe or perhaps even Asia. That was an exciting moment, and so was my teenage discovery of the scissor-tailed flycatcher and the snowy owl, both way out of their respective ranges, and the very rare golden-winged warbler. I went to the trouble of identifying those unexpected birds because I identified every bird I saw and heard. If I couldn’t do so on the first encounter, I went back the next day, and the next. If I heard a sound from a bird I hadn’t heard before, I grabbed my binoculars and went searching until I found the source—or left defeated, but determined to find it at the next opportunity. In May, when the warblers migrated across New Jersey over the course of just three or four peak days, I was out there aggressively trying to sort them out—fifteen or so species at my hangout, as well as the forty others that breed in New Jersey. At Rutgers, where I studied anthropology and natural history, I was probably the first one to sign up for the annual one-day bird count that began in the Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge—a major point along the Atlantic Flyway in southern New Jersey—and concluded at Helyar Woods near the campus. Success for our van full of varied birders began that day before dawn with a singing Chuck-will’s-widow and concluded after nightfall with an eastern screech-owl. That very long day’s scouring yielded ninety-six species. While that may not be so impressive to some really good birders, it was my best day up to that point. I was eighteen years old.
   I’ve had a lot of great birding moments in North America, the Hawaiian Islands, Europe, and Africa, and I’ve drawn solid lessons from them, but this fact remains: the American robin in my yard has much more to teach me as I sit quietly beneath a tree first thing each morning (with my binoculars on my lap only rarely these days). For one thing, this bird is so handy. For another, it’s one of the most expressive of all birds, vocally and in its body language. Was the robin driven into the tree by something in the thicket, or was it drawn up by curiosity (which is to say, mild alarm)? If I know this bird, I know the answer. I know when there’s a cat in the vicinity. I know when there’s a dog, not a cat, in the vicinity. Of course, the robin also advises me about what seems to be its greatest fear: the deadly accipiters winging furtively through the neighborhood. Likewise for the song sparrows, even though they’re virtually invisible to most folks walking around the neighborhood (song sparrows, not house sparrows). These elusive little brown shadows that bustle on the brown earth at the sides of the yard—shreep shreep shreep—then hop to the top of the bush (almost always the top), flip their wings, flip their tails, peer down intently—shreep shreep shreep. They also know all about the cat and the dog and the sharp-shinned hawk. For learning bird language, song sparrows are great allies.
   Is a junco hanging around this morning? When feeding, this small gray bird favors the shadowy patches of open ground that match its coloration perfectly. If I haven’t really engaged my wide-angle “owl” vision (pretty much the opposite of narrow-angle binocular vision), if I’m not calm and quiet enough to detect subtle movements and hear subtle sounds, this modest creature will always get the best of me and remain undetected. I may unwittingly step on its saucer-size, carefully woven nest of rootlets, moss, pine needles, and grass. So it stands to reason that juncos are masters of subtlety: any songbird that feeds on the ground and often nests on the ground, with danger therefore a constant companion, had better be wary. Sometimes I think the deer have the juncos in their front pockets. When one of these little birds finally bursts off the ground and flies away, flashing its dark gray and white tail pattern, the deer’s huge ears—veritable radar dishes—swivel instantly in that direction. For them, the tiny twittering alarm must be like a screaming siren.
   Robins? Sparrows? Juncos? Boring! I’ve heard this lament from the occasional first-day student, but I’ve never heard it from a third-day student. It just doesn’t happen, because the complaint is so wrong, and it doesn’t take anyone long to understand why. When we really see and hear and begin to understand these and other birds, the revelations are fun, enthralling, even vital.
   My name for the study of birds’ behavior and accompanying vocalizations is “deep bird language,” and I believe—and will attempt to demonstrate in these pages—that it’s the key to understanding both the backyard and the forest. Here’s a little demonstration of how it works. (I’d put this in the “fun” category.) I was meeting some people at a new mentoring center in California. A board member was showing me around the facility, about which everyone was justifiably proud. In the main part of the building, a converted suburban house, the two of us were in a backroom that had a sliding glass door opening onto a backyard and swimming pool. Through this door, I spied a small brown bird on the ground right outside, helping itself to something trapped in a spider web. As I edged closer, I realized that these were baby spiders in their own web, and the bird was plucking them up, one by one, with its long curved bill, as effective for this job as a pair of tweezers. When I got too close to the glass door, the bird, a wrentit, hopped off and went to ground at the base of an overgrown hedge only a few feet away. If it raised an alarm call at that moment, I could not hear it through the glass door, with some ambient sound coming from another room and my host speaking continuously as he pointed to photographs and told me stories of this place. I enjoyed the stories and was quite engaged, even if my attention seemed elsewhere.
   Perched in a nearby tree was a robin, singing away. I couldn’t hear the song, but seeing its head flip this way and that—its mouth open, its throat moving, its body relaxed—I knew the bird was singing (listen to audio file 1, for example). I turned back to the wrentit, and just as I did, it flew up five feet, something over waist height. Now it was almost in my face, a few feet away. I could barely hear the chut! alarm, but I could see the pumping tail. (The alarm call is in audio file 3.) This was the same bird that had retreated from me a few moments earlier, so I concluded that something else had startled it even more. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that the robin had quit singing and was rigid except for its tail, which was now also pumping in alarm. Let’s see ... two alarmed birds in a suburban yard, one of them a ground dweller who has jumped up five feet—not ten, not fifty, but five. When I tell this story to a lay audience and ask for guesses about the cause of the alarm, everybody knows the answer.
   On the scene, however, when I turned to my new friend and said, “Hey, there’s a cat coming,” he didn’t know what to make of my prediction. He hadn’t seen what I’d seen. Frankly, he was in a completely different frame of mind at the moment.
   “What?”
   “A cat’s coming. Look!” I pointed down to the ground outside the glass door, where the cat would surely slink past shortly. When it did a few seconds later, my friend’s jaw dropped, but only because he hadn’t been following the story outside. Any thoughts about my psychic powers were erased by my real-world explanation of what had happened between the wrentit, the robin, and the cat.

Backyard Learning
There’s nothing random about birds’ awareness and behavior. They have too much at stake—life and death. Nor does random luck determine who among us has really close encounters with them and the other animals. As cosseted humans who have lost much of our sensory keenness, we are at a great disadvantage, but we can do much better. The birds’ language can be loaded with meaning for us as well, if only we pay close enough attention. We have ears; we can tune in, too. If we understand the birds, we can meet just about any animal we want. Without this understanding, many well-meaning seekers find the fox only when she’s running away or leaping across the midnight road in the glare of the headlights. I’d much rather find her lying on a mossy bed in dappled sunlight in the early morning, lazily licking her paws, grooming herself, and gazing over the landscape with soft eyes, ears angling this way and that as she picks up and listens to the nuances carried by the wind. This fox is tuned in to the tapestry of bird song on all sides. The animals know the importance of this language, and they listen to it. This is how they learn about us, and the birds’ alarms give them so much advance warning of our approach that they can choose the manner and timing of their own retiring departure. Only rarely do they actually have to run away.
   We are often (usually, to be honest) a jarring, unaware presence in the world beyond the front door. Even when we’re “bird watching,” looking for different species—in many cases for particular species—there can be a sense in which we’re hunting. If we hear the call of a black-throated green warbler and want to have a look at it, we more or less ignore the other birds, so intent are we on locating that beautiful warbler. The robin may rebuke our sudden incursion, the chipmunk may chip at us, the squirrel may race up the tree and wave its tail, but we’re only peripherally aware of these messages, if at all. (The robin’s agitation call is in audio file 2; examples of chipmunk alarm calls are in audio file 66 [terrestrial alarm] and number 68 [alarm near hole].)
   If we’re in bird language mode, however, we’re moving with a whole different frame of mind and venturing into another realm of awareness and intention and curiosity. We’re holding multiple questions in mind simultaneously. We’re not focused on a single species. We’re monitoring several species consciously and perhaps quite a few others unconsciously. We don’t have “hunting” intentions. We have diffuse awareness, curiosity, perceptions, and questions. We’re always aware of the ripples that we are creating as we go. What is the robin’s first alarm call? What is the junco’s? Ground predator or aerial predator? Are these alarms for me, for that orange and white cat who’s been hanging around the past couple of days, or for something else? Or maybe we have the opposite circumstance. At this time of morning on a calm, sunny spring day, there should be much more vocalizing and activity over in that diverse edge habitat. Two days ago, those trees and hedges were buzzing with multiple species. Why not now? How “big” is the silence in that area? Does it extend from ground to canopy, or are the grosbeaks up in the treetops as vocal as ever? Although we can see in only one direction at a time, when we’re in bird language mode, we’re hearing information from all directions all the time. The experience is multidimensional and involves many different senses. We’re walking carefully, slowly, stopping and looking (but not sneaking, which fools no one out there), adopting a relaxed body posture that reflects a relaxed, receptive brain, not a hunting brain.
   One of the first pleasant tasks for anyone interested in the methodology of bird language is to select a private place among the birds to visit as often as possible. It may be in the forest, the suburban or urban park, or the backyard. Regardless, it will be the main venue for figuring out what’s going on, for connecting the dots, for gathering the stories of the birds and their context. So I call it simply the “sit spot,” but it could be called the “medicine area,” in reference to the depth of connection and understanding one can absorb and gain. In this book, it merits a chapter of its own. In your sit spot, it’s not as important to know every bird by its scientific name as it is to know that that robin over there is an individual like you and me. Let’s call him Bill, the male who owns this territory. Consorting with him this year is Sally. What happened to Betty, who had that very distinctive brown mark on one side? She was with Bill for the past two seasons. She’s gone now; that’s all we know. How long will this new mate last? What about Bill himself? That remains to be seen. (The names may be silly. The point is not. You, too, can attain such knowledge in your sit spot, should you so desire.)
   Thus my two main subjects in this book:
What’s really going on in the world of the birds?
How we can access that world through our awareness of deep bird language so that we can also see more wildlife?
   Am I a “bird whisperer”? No, but I listen to their whispers—and their songs and companion calls and alarm calls—very closely. I watch their behavior very closely. If you’re a student of bird language, this degree of observation becomes almost automatic. You develop new resources with and for your brain. This approach only makes sense, because, after all, which is older, our language or their language? The sectors of our brain that can understand their language are deeper than the sectors that manage our own. Add up all the accumulated experience and knowledge and input from these ancient yet newly discovered instincts, and you end up with “gut feelings” of uncanny accuracy. That venerable saying “A little bird told me” takes on a whole new meaning. You may just feel in your gut that a certain alarm call is due to a raccoon coming through—nothing else, definitely a raccoon. You don’t know why you have this hunch, but you do, so you go out and check, and there goes that masked bandit. Such feats of the “adaptive unconscious” are the subject of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. They are manifest in many fields. A basic knowledge of bird language will produce many fascinating examples.

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earthworm
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A unique book with a very specific focus.
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2017
This is not a book about bird behavior in general or bird sounds in general. It is specifically about birds'' alarm calls and alarm behavior and how to interpret them, and even more specifically how to use birds'' alarm calls to find other wildlife. The author talks about... See more
This is not a book about bird behavior in general or bird sounds in general. It is specifically about birds'' alarm calls and alarm behavior and how to interpret them, and even more specifically how to use birds'' alarm calls to find other wildlife. The author talks about other kinds of bird calls only to help you tell them apart from alarm calls, and there is very little about bird behavior other than alarm behavior. He explains how to use bird alarm calls and behavior to locate other wildlife, and how to minimize birds'' alarm behavior about YOU, when you are out hiking, so that other animals are not warned about your approach. I learned from this book something I did not know before: that all the animals in the woods pay attention to birds'' alarm calls to tell them what is going on. This book will be especially valuable to hikers and backpackers who go into areas where the birds don''t know them, because the techniques he teaches can help them to see wildlife that will otherwise be hidden. It is less useful and relevant to backyard birders (alarm calls in the backyard are usually for cats, not interesting wildlife like foxes and bears and cougars), but still interesting, since much of the information in this book is available nowhere else. Lots of bird books basically rehash the same information. This book stands alone. Its purpose is clearly stated in its subtitle: "How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World." It is less about the birds themselves than about what the birds can tell you about what is going on.

That said, I don''t agree with all of his observations, and am mentioning some specific points of disagreement in a comment on my own review. Your own observations are more valuable than anything you read in a book. But this book can help to sharpen your observational skills.
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Audo only avaiable for kidle and apple devices, not android
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2019
This would get 5 stars if they updated it to play audio on android devices. It seem silly tha tit doe s not already, ad android is 70% of the phone and tablet market.
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An invaluable book to better understand nature...
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2020
This is not a "how to identify birds and their songs" book. But it is an invaluable book for those of us who want to understand what is happening around us as we immerse ourselves into nature. It has opened a door for me that feels magical, in that I can now understand what... See more
This is not a "how to identify birds and their songs" book. But it is an invaluable book for those of us who want to understand what is happening around us as we immerse ourselves into nature. It has opened a door for me that feels magical, in that I can now understand what the birds are communicating, and what the other animals are listening to. And I myself are now a part of that complex web of communication. I highly recommend this book for anyone serious about better understanding the natural world around them.
Additional note: I enjoyed reading the Kindle version as the sound bites were embedded in the text and I could listen in real time to the bird calls while reading about them. Nice bonus!
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No Audio
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I find the book very informative, however I am disappointed that none of the audio files mentioned will play. I have tried on my android Kindle app and through my Amazon Alexa app. The audio files mentioned throughout the book would be very helpful in getting... See more
I find the book very informative, however I am disappointed that none of the audio files mentioned will play. I have tried on my android Kindle app and through my Amazon Alexa app.

The audio files mentioned throughout the book would be very helpful in getting the full value of this book.
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Tracy
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One of my fav bird books
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2018
BEST Bird Book I own. In my home town there is a 30 person wait list for it from the public library...this one was removed from the library where it was from. It is in excellent condition, very inexpensive and everyone I lend it to enjoys knowing what the robins know. There... See more
BEST Bird Book I own. In my home town there is a 30 person wait list for it from the public library...this one was removed from the library where it was from. It is in excellent condition, very inexpensive and everyone I lend it to enjoys knowing what the robins know. There is a sound track that goes with it that I didn''t figure out how to access, but I didn''t spend much time trying either. It is written well and is chocked full of the back story on bed behavior. I am very happy I own this book
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This is THE best book on birds I''ve ever read
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2015
Watching birds for over 25 years and I''ve never been so profoundly moved by a "field guide" as Jon Young''s approach to Deep Bird Language. It was a page turning story about the effects of a deep connection with the natural world, rather than being a tourist in the... See more
Watching birds for over 25 years and I''ve never been so profoundly moved by a "field guide" as Jon Young''s approach to Deep Bird Language. It was a page turning story about the effects of a deep connection with the natural world, rather than being a tourist in the landscape. We are part of the landscape. Birds tell us what''s happening in the forest as we learn how to listen deeply, respectfully and in my case joyously. This is THE best book on birds I''ve ever read. Thank you Jon Young.
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Learn to Listen!
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
A fascinating book on bird language and what it tells us about our environment and the effect we have on it as we often blunder through it. Paying attention to the silences are just as important as the sounds the birds make. They can tell us things we are unaware of and... See more
A fascinating book on bird language and what it tells us about our environment and the effect we have on it as we often blunder through it. Paying attention to the silences are just as important as the sounds the birds make. They can tell us things we are unaware of and don’t see, but if we took the time to hone those skills, the environment and how we relate to it become bonded. Much of what the author mentions about bird language, tracking, sit spots, listening, seeing, etc., reminds me of open eye meditation. If you like nature, give it a read!
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Bird sounds and behaviors are clues to what is happening in the natural world.
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2018
This is a great read for those interested in bird behavior wherever you may be, backyard, small woods, or prairie grass area. The calls, sounds, movement, and silence of birds in a given area can tell the observer what may be happening. All it requires is a "sit spot"... See more
This is a great read for those interested in bird behavior wherever you may be, backyard, small woods, or prairie grass area. The calls, sounds, movement, and silence of birds in a given area can tell the observer what may be happening. All it requires is a "sit spot" and quiet observation. This book was a delightful read by a naturalist who gives the reader interpretations of natural events in his favorite "sit spots" through bird behaviors and sounds.
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Vivien Reichardt
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Everyone should read this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2021
The techniques described in this book are phenomenal. I for one, have never thought about listening to birds extensively, let alone learn a bit of their unseen lives. Definitely makes you re-evaluate the local ecosystem around you. Now I can identify various alarm calls,...See more
The techniques described in this book are phenomenal. I for one, have never thought about listening to birds extensively, let alone learn a bit of their unseen lives. Definitely makes you re-evaluate the local ecosystem around you. Now I can identify various alarm calls, watch birds declare their territories or hear them shriek and give out about my dog in forests. Couple of pointers though: the author''s writing style is the equivalent of having a conversation with him; which is great but there is a lack of structure. He jumps in and out of topics a lot and sometimes you lose the thread of thought. Also the online bird-song database that the Qr code refers to on the back of the book, only contains a very few audio tracts, and I couldn''t find most of what he was referring to in the book. However everyone should read this book!!
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A book everyone should read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2015
One of the most interesting bird books I havae ever read. Focuses on how birds communicate, with each other and with us if we only listen and watch. I learned such a lot from this book, although it deals with North American species and experiences, it''s not hard to apply...See more
One of the most interesting bird books I havae ever read. Focuses on how birds communicate, with each other and with us if we only listen and watch. I learned such a lot from this book, although it deals with North American species and experiences, it''s not hard to apply the knowledge to British birds as well. It was a really enjoyable read. Thank you Jon Young!
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One of my top nature books
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This is such a beautiful and useful book. The lessons from US birds are applicable anywhere and they really do work!
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... will never take any bird for granted again very good.
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Lovely book I will never take any bird for granted again very good.
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