Bird Book Club

Meet the author and discuss the book. These sessions are for people who love to read about birds. We’ll begin our Bird Book Club as part of World Migratory Bird Day 2020, which celebrates the many ways Birds Connect Our World – including our love of reading and learning. 

Migration, Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds by Melissa Mayntz

THURSDAY, November 12, 2020 at 5 pm PT, 6 pm MT, 7 pm CT, 8 pm ET

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Book Orders: Purchase your book in hardcover or ebook  HERE.

About the Book: Melissa Mayntz is a writer and a birder, naturally writing about birds. Her own migrations have taken her around the world to see hundreds of amazing birds, yet she is equally happy to see every feathered guest that arrives in her yard. Her work has been published in National Wildlife magazine, WildBird, Bird Watcher’s Digest Online, and other publications, websites, and newsletters, including publications for The Biggest Week in American Birding. Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds (Quadrille Publishing, 2020) is her first book. Find her online at BeYourOwnBirder.com and MelissaMayntz.com.

The Great  Penguin Rescue by Dyan de Napoli

THURSDAY, January 28, 2021 at 5 pm PT, 6 pm MT, 7 pm CT, 8 pm ET

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Book Orders: Purchase your book in hardcover or ebook  HERE.

About the Book:

The Great Penguin Rescue is the unforgettable and heartwarming true story of the largest and most successful animal rescue ever undertaken. When a carrier named the MV Treasure sank off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa in June of 2000, the oil that spilled from the ship threatened to kill nearly half of the entire world population of African penguins.

A massive rescue effort was immediately launched, and 120 penguin experts – including the author – flew to Cape Town from around the globe to help manage the care of the 40,000 penguins harmed by the oil spill. 12,500 volunteers who had no prior animal experience also showed up at the rescue centers with nothing more than a fervent desire to help save the oiled birds. Over the 3-month course of the rescue, these dedicated and caring volunteers donated over one-half-million hours of their time and energy to help the penguins in their greatest hour of need.

Hailed as an “exciting nature drama” by the Boston Globe“a real-life eco-thriller with a happy ending” by the New York Post, and “a powerful story that needs to be heard” by The Birder’s LibraryThe Great Penguin Rescue reminds us that one person truly can make a difference; and that when we come together and work as one, we can achieve extraordinary things!

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