BIRDERS! Now available, a groundbreaking introduction to avian communication and what it can reveal about the natural world around us, Jon Young’s WHAT THE ROBIN KNOWS.
Jon Young’s ear- and eye-opening research begins with a simple premise: if you sit quietly, for as long as it takes nearby birds to stop worrying about you, you can begin to hear what they say to one another and understand what it means.
The techniques in WHAT THE ROBIN KNOWS will help readers to expand their zone of awareness while shrinking their zone of disturbance. Birds are the sentries for other animals: the animals attend to the birds’ warnings—their language and behaviors, such as the hook, the bird plow, and the ditch—so they can hide and protect themselves. Yet if we learn to interpret these warnings, we can observe animals behaving as they do when they’re not feeling threatened by human presence.
Listen to bird sounds here!