Our Life with Birds

Our Life with Birds : A Nature Trails Book

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For nearly a quarter of a century, John and Gloria Tveten wrote a weekly column, called ""Nature Trails,"" for the Houston Chronicle. Wide ranging in both subject matter and geography, their writings reflected a rewarding life of travel, study, and observation in nature, including many memorable encounters with birds. Through the Tvetens' accounts, readers traveled vicariously to canoe a Minnesota lake alongside common loons, experience the rare thrill of seeing a snowy owl on a boat dock in Louisiana, count a record number of birds on the Texas coast, or spot tropical tanagers in a Brazilian rainforest. Now gathered together in Our Life with Birds, these writings let us sit back and enjoy the best of John and Gloria Tveten as they tell about the fun of listing, banding, and other games birders play; about the behavior, variety, and beauty of birds; about the imperiled as well as the favored species; and about the simple joy to be had in living with birds.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 142.2 x 218.4 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 70 b/w illustrations
  • 1585443808
  • 9781585443802

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"It is a warm but cloudy morning as we emerge from the dense mesquite thicket to stand on the northern bank of the Rio Grande. A small flock of green jays, purple-and-black heads contrasting brilliantly with green-and-yellow body plumage, noisily announce our presence. Slowly we work our way downstream, checking off on a mental list the other subtropical birds we see in this birder's paradise along the Mexican border...."
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About John Tveten

John Tveten and Gloria Tveten are veteran Texas naturalists, photographers, and freelance writers. For more than three decades, their articles and photographs have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and books, and they are frequent field trip leaders and speakers at nature and birding festivals. The Tvetens, authors of several books, live in Baytown, Texas.
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