The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think

Written by Jennifer Ackerman

OPL BOOK SUMMARY:  The Bird Way may convince you to think differently about these little feathered marvels.  This interesting book details many species of birds and their amazing brains and behaviors.

Jennifer Ackerman’s research encompasses two decades of studying birds, their habitats, intelligence, wit, songs, and vulnerabilities.  She delves into their previously mystifying habits, revealing why birds conduct themselves they way they do.  Other topics explored are how birds communicate, forage, court, breed, and survive.  Birds are extremely intelligent and unpredictable.  They are excellent imitators, tricksters, entertainers, and caregivers. Each species has its own quirks and behaviors that are unique, proving that there isn’t just one way birds behave.

From the bizarre to the fascinating, Ackerman draws on her personal experience, scientific evidence, and global observations to bring the reader a sweeping tour of the patterns, behaviors, and idiosyncracies of our feathered friends.  This book is truly a delightful and educational read.

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