Beyond birdwatching

Are you a birdwatcher? Do you enjoy identifying those delightful feathered creatures that haunt your bird feeder? But do you know how birds communicate? Do you know that songbirds around the world are endangered? Here are two recent documentary DVDs that go beyond avian identification.

The Messenger
2015
DVD / 598.38 / MES
For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures, woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment, are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bird Language
2012
DVD / 598.1594 / BIR
Through animations, nature footage and Jon Young's compelling narration, you will learn the basic tools necessary to begin deciphering the language hidden in the vocalizations and behaviors of common song birds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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