Song and Garden Birds of North America Author:National Geographic Society The evening was calm and beautiful, the sky sparkled with stars?Suddenly there burst on my soul the serenade of the Rose-breasted bird, so rich, so mellow, so loud in the stillness of the night, that sleep fled from my eyelids. Never did I enjoy music more. — Thus in 1834 the song of the rose-breasted grosbeak stirred yet again in John James Aud... more »ubon the wonder and delight that had led him to explore the world of birds and display it before others.
Readers of Song and Garden Birds of North America will share Audubon?s joy. For in this book the story of 327 birds unfolds in 400 brilliantly colorful pages. Here are the secrets of their lives, their courting rituals, the battles royal that establish their territories?all told with the freshness of discovery that Audubon felt whenever a species new to science took wing before his eyes.« less