- The Bird of Light by John Hay is a lyrical tribute to terns. The author tutors us in the art of long looking as he muses upon their repertoire of calls, cries, courtship rituals, and tending of the young. Hay also marvels at their ability to migrate long distances and to survive constant troubles.
- Bird Signs: Guidance & Wisdom from Our Feathered Friends by G. G. Garbone is an informative book-and-card set. If you draw an oriole from the 52 cards, it teaches you about the link between the bird and compassion; pick a swan card and it passes on to you wisdom. This is a delightful divination package. Here's an excerpt on canaries as teachers.
- Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams is a beautiful, brooding, and hopeful memoir about the enduring links between family, change, loss, and the natural world. During a particularly difficult period in her life, she visits a bird refuge and sees the varied species as spiritual teachers who lift her spirits and nurture her soul.
- Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds by Sam Keen takes us down memory lane with the author as he shares some touching and awe-inspiring stories about birds and other animals he has known. His way of looking at these creatures enriches our respect for them and all their mysteries. Read more about Keen and birds in our interview.
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