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The Resource Bird-witched : how birds can change a life, Marjorie Valentine Adams ; foreword by Greg Lasley and Chuck Sexton

Bird-witched : how birds can change a life, Marjorie Valentine Adams ; foreword by Greg Lasley and Chuck Sexton

Label
Bird-witched : how birds can change a life
Title
Bird-witched
Title remainder
how birds can change a life
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Valentine Adams ; foreword by Greg Lasley and Chuck Sexton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Birding can become an addiction. It starts when you hang a bird feeder in the backyard. Then you buy a bird book to identify the birds you see. Then, before you know it, you're keeping a life list and traveling the region, the country, perhaps even the world to catch glimpses of rare birds. Marjorie Adams's birding passion progressed through all these stages and continues today in her tenth decade. In this engaging and informative book, she looks back at her evolution into a full-fledged birder and the concurrent growth of the sport of birding, to which she contributed significantly as a founding member of the American Birding Association, a newspaper columnist on birding, and a teacher and producer of educational wildlife films with her husband and lifelong birding partner, "Red" Adams. As one who was there from the beginning, Marjorie Adams is uniquely qualified to recount the astonishing rise of birding to a major pastime and recreational industry. She describes the founding of the American Birding Association and profiles its founder, James A. Tucker. She vividly recalls many of her and Red's birding adventures, from southern Canada to Mexico, as well as their encounters with a host of highly regarded birders, including Roger Tory Peterson, Pete Dunne, Victor Emanuel, Charles Hartshorne, and Roy Bedichek. She also explains how her and Red's love for birds led them to become conservation activists and how they produced an award-winning film on the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Offering an important chapter in the story of birding in Texas and the United States, this book establishes Marjorie and Red Adams's rightful place among the leading Texas naturalists of recent decades.
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Jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL684.T4
LC item number
A3199 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Mildred Wyatt-Wold series in ornithology
Label
Bird-witched : how birds can change a life, Marjorie Valentine Adams ; foreword by Greg Lasley and Chuck Sexton
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
58563469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780292709492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005007854
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). With dust jacket. Inscribed by author.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58563469
Label
Bird-witched : how birds can change a life, Marjorie Valentine Adams ; foreword by Greg Lasley and Chuck Sexton
Publication
Control code
58563469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780292709492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005007854
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). With dust jacket. Inscribed by author.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58563469

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