{"id":4016509157455,"title":"Birder on Berry Lane: Three Acres, Twelve Months, Thousands of Birds","handle":"birder-on-berry-lane","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWritten by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/robert-tougias\"\u003eRobert Tougias\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mark-szantyr\"\u003eMark Szantyr\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA month-by-month guide to the birds of a peaceful New England backyard.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis typical suburban Connecticut backyard teems with nature's mysteries. 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Space is included at the back for readers to begin their own backyard birding journal. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-robin-makes-a-laughing-sound\"\u003eThe Robin Makes a Laughing Sound\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.com\/products\/feathers-not-just-for-flying\"\u003eFeathers: Not Just for Flying\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.com\/products\/a-house-in-the-sky-and-other-uncommon-animal-homes\"\u003eA House in the Sky\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/birder-on-berry-lane-spread_600x600.jpg?685\" alt=\"\" style=\"margin: 0pxpx 0pxpx 0pxpx 0pxpx; float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRobert Tougias, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRobert Tougias is the author of \u003cem\u003eBirding Western Massachusetts\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eQuest for the Eastern Cougar\u003c\/em\u003e. His column \"Bird's Eye View\" appears regularly in newspapers across the Northeast. He lives in rural Connecticut. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/robert-tougias\" title=\"Robert Tougias bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Robert\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMark Szantyr, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMark Szantyr has illustrated several birding books and ornithological journals, including covers for the \u003cem\u003eConnecticut Warbler\u003c\/em\u003e and the \u003cem\u003eJournal of the Connecticut Ornithological Association\u003c\/em\u003e. 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For November, he spotlights turkeys and grosbeaks as heralds of winter, while December allows Tougias to discuss bird survival strategies—huddling, fluffing, shivering—and also human cohabitation, as with the Carolina wren he discovered in his garage. 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His column \"Bird's Eye View\" appears regularly in newspapers across the Northeast. He lives in rural Connecticut. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/robert-tougias\" title=\"Robert Tougias bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Robert\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMark Szantyr, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMark Szantyr has illustrated several birding books and ornithological journals, including covers for the \u003cem\u003eConnecticut Warbler\u003c\/em\u003e and the \u003cem\u003eJournal of the Connecticut Ornithological Association\u003c\/em\u003e. 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He dispenses scientific information about birds’ life cycles, habitats sometimes imperiled by development, and identifying features, such as their distinctive calls—the sparrow’s trills, catbird’s meow, and owl’s hoots. However, for him, “birding isn’t just a matter of ticking off species one by one” but the source of “a great feeling of peace,” with the appearance of different species marking the passing of the year. He associates January with owls, and the red-shouldered hawk with March, a month he savors for the many signs of migration. April is “a waiting game” for the turn toward warm weather that will bring songbirds, but May goes quickly, “as if, in the single beat of my heart, the entire spring has slipped away,” while he observes new hatchlings quickly maturing to be ready to fly south with their parents at summer’s end. For November, he spotlights turkeys and grosbeaks as heralds of winter, while December allows Tougias to discuss bird survival strategies—huddling, fluffing, shivering—and also human cohabitation, as with the Carolina wren he discovered in his garage. Bird-loving readers will adore Tougias’s celebratory account of how wild animals can become an intrinsic part of one’s daily life.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/birder-on-berry-lane-cover_240x240.jpg?4065\" alt=\"\" style=\"margin: 0pxpx 0pxpx 0pxpx 0pxpx; float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/birder-on-berry-lane-cvr-hires.zip?684\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/birder-on-berry-lane-excerpt.pdf.zip?685\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eRead the Excerpt\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-62354-541-3\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-63289-228-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePage count: 224\u003cbr\u003e6 x 9\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Birder on Berry Lane: Three Acres, Twelve Months, Thousands of Birds

Written by: Robert Tougias / Illustrated by: Mark Szantyr

A month-by-month guide to the birds of a peaceful New England backyard.

This typical suburban Connecticut backyard teems with nature's mysteries. Intimate and acutely observed in the tradition of Thoreau, Birder on Berry Lane reveals the wonders of migration, the sensitive interaction of birds with their habitat, and the hidden meanings of birdsong. Identifying species by sight, sound, and nesting behavior, Tougias tunes in to the seasonal rhythms of this delicate ecosystem. Readers are also led to consider the dangers posed by climate change and human development.

All species represented can be found east of the Mississippi, making this book a treasure for beginning and experienced birders across the eastern United States. Beautifully illustrated with twenty-five line drawings. Space is included at the back for readers to begin their own backyard birding journal. 

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Robert Tougias, author

Robert Tougias is the author of Birding Western Massachusetts and Quest for the Eastern Cougar. His column "Bird's Eye View" appears regularly in newspapers across the Northeast. He lives in rural Connecticut. 

Read more about Robert


Mark Szantyr, illustrator

Mark Szantyr has illustrated several birding books and ornithological journals, including covers for the Connecticut Warbler and the Journal of the Connecticut Ornithological Association. He lives in Mansfield, Connecticut. 

Read more about Mark. 

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Publishers Weekly

Nature writer Tougias (Birding Western Massachusetts) celebrates the avian visitors to his suburban Connecticut backyard in this affecting chronicle. He dispenses scientific information about birds’ life cycles, habitats sometimes imperiled by development, and identifying features, such as their distinctive calls—the sparrow’s trills, catbird’s meow, and owl’s hoots. However, for him, “birding isn’t just a matter of ticking off species one by one” but the source of “a great feeling of peace,” with the appearance of different species marking the passing of the year. He associates January with owls, and the red-shouldered hawk with March, a month he savors for the many signs of migration. April is “a waiting game” for the turn toward warm weather that will bring songbirds, but May goes quickly, “as if, in the single beat of my heart, the entire spring has slipped away,” while he observes new hatchlings quickly maturing to be ready to fly south with their parents at summer’s end. For November, he spotlights turkeys and grosbeaks as heralds of winter, while December allows Tougias to discuss bird survival strategies—huddling, fluffing, shivering—and also human cohabitation, as with the Carolina wren he discovered in his garage. Bird-loving readers will adore Tougias’s celebratory account of how wild animals can become an intrinsic part of one’s daily life.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-541-3

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-228-7

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Page count: 224
6 x 9