Let's get our birding on with John Kricher! Join us on January 26 at 7pm EST to learn about bird behavior! We will have SIGNED COPIES of the book available for pre-order now!
Both casual and serious birdwatchers can take their skills to the next level with this detailed consideration of bird behavior. This book makes it possible to move beyond identifying birds to understanding some of the underpinning and meaning to what birds do, how they do it, and why they do it. Written in an easy-to-understand style, with an abundance of photos illustrating the behaviors, the book shows how flight, molt, migration, feeding, predation, social behavior, courtship, and nesting shape birds’ behaviors. Birds are everywhere, and easy to observe; this introduction to elements of bird behavior will connect readers more intimately with these remarkable and beguilingly perceptive animals.
John Kricher taught ecology and ornithology at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) for 48 years His quest to learn ecology and to watch birds has taken him over 30 countries and to all of the continents. He is a fellow in the American Ornithological Society and past-president of both the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists. He has authored ten books, most notably The New Neotropical Companion (2017). His most recent book is Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior (2020). He lives with his wife Martha Vaughan in Hingham, Massachusetts. For many years he and Martha were residents of Pocasset.