Subject: summer bird book reading
Date: Jun 9 09:16:16 2003
From: Kathy Andrich - chukarbird at

Hi Tweeters and Ian,

The bird related books I have read or reading this summer are oldies but goodies. I recently finished Wild America by Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher. It is the 50th anniversary of the book, I read in Bird Watchers Digest. It really makes me want to do a trip like that. I have always wanted to drive as much of the US coastline as possible, but haven't been east yet to even start that part of such an adventure. On just about the day of the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest I was reading the part where James was nattering on and on to Roger about how the Brits (Sir Edmund Hillary) had conquered the mountain. They arrived at a park that was soon to give him his first view of the Grand Canyon. When they hiked down a bit and were at the rim, James shut up for a full ten minutes!

I had a copy of Roger Tory Peterson's authorized autobiography and started it and am nearly done. Wild America inspired me to pick up this book. Unfortunately I do not have the authors names. It was written in the later part of the 70's.

Happy reading, in between birding!


Kathy Andrich
Roosting in Renton
chukarbird at

Ian Paulsen <ipaulsen at> wrote:HI ALL:
I've been seeing summer book reading lists for other topics, so I was
wondering what summer BIRD books people are reading?

Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
ipaulsen at
A.K.A.: "Birdbooker"
"Rallidae all the way"

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