By: Pete Dunne(Author), Keith Hansen(Illustrator), Kenn Kaufman(Foreword By)
120 pages, b/w illustrations
More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder brings together twenty-five recent essays that originally appeared in major birding publications. In these pieces, Pete Dunne ranges from wildly humorous to sadly elegiac, as he describes everything from the "field plumage" of the dedicated birder to the lingering death of an accidentally injured golden plover. Running like a thread through all the essays is Dunne's love and respect for the birds he watches, his concern over human threats to their survival, and his tolerance, even affection, for the human "odd birds" that birding attracts. Truly, these essays offer something for everyone interested in birds and the natural habitats our species share.
" [...] as the birding community has grown, the gulf between what the beginner knows and what the expert knows has also grown wider and wider. That's one of the reasons why Pete Dunne's writings are so valuable. Pete is undeniably a top birder, but he writes most of his material for people who are not [...] In Dunne's birding world, shared interest is the only coin of the realm, and even the rank novice is greeted with respect."
– from the foreword by Kenn Kaufman
"[...] For the price, more essays should have been included. But what is here is great. Any of Pete Dunne’s books would get a recommendation from me, and this one is no exception."
– Grant McCreary (02-05-2008), read the full review at The Birder's Library
- Foreword by Kenn Kaufman
- A Golden Plover at Ebb Tide
- Silver and Gold for Josephine
- Birder or Bag Lady?
- Homecoming, Coon Ridge
- The Song of Killing
- It Must Be Love
- Misidentification Expert
- You Only Lose It Once
- The Secret Birding Journal of G. Washington of Virginia
- Birder of Fortune
- That People Should Be Happy
- The Art of Pishing
- Little Lost Blue
- Putting the "Good" in "Good Bird"
- The Talk of Sterile Flat
- The Devil List
- Courting Disaster
- The Wisdom of the Worthies
- Hide and Seek
- Snowy Reprieve
- Spanning the Gulf with a Wing
- Dialogue with the Godfather
- Death List
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