The birds of Pandemonium: life among the exotic and the endangered

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Each morning at first light, Michele Raffin awakens to the bewitching music that heralds another day at Pandemonium Aviaries, a symphony that swells from the most vocal of over 350 avian throats representing over 40 species. It knocks me out, every day," she admits. Pandemonium Aviaries is a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction, including some of the largest populations of rare species in the world. And their behavior is even more fascinating than their glorious plumage or their songs. They fall in love, they mourn, they rejoice, they sacrifice, they have a sense of humor, they feel jealous, they invent, plot, cope, and sometimes they murder each other. As Raffin says, They teach us volumes about the interrelationships of humans and animals." Their stories make up the heart of this book. There's Sweetie, a tiny quail with an outsize personality; the inspiring Oscar, a Lady Gouldian finch who can't fly but finds a way to reach the highest perches of his aviary to roost. The ecstatic reunion of a disabled Victoria crowned pigeon, Wing, and her brother, Coffee, is as wondrous as the silent kinship that develops between Amadeus, a one-legged turaco, and an autistic young visitor. Ultimately, The Birds of Pandemonium is about one woman's crusade to save precious lives, bird by bird, and offers insights into how following a passion can transform not only oneself but also the world.
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists, Birds -- Conservation -- California -- Los Altos Hills, Electronic books, NATURE / Animals / Birds, NATURE / Endangered Species, Pandemonium Aviaries, Rare birds -- Conservation -- California -- Los Altos Hills
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title The birds of Pandemonium : life among the exotic and the endangered
title_display The birds of Pandemonium : life among the exotic and the endangered
title_full The birds of Pandemonium : [life among the exotic & the endangered] [electronic resource] / Michele Raffin, The birds of Pandemonium : life among the exotic and the endangered / Michele Raffin, The birds of Pandemonium : life among the exotic and the endangered [electronic resource] / Michele Raffin
title_short The birds of Pandemonium :
title_sort birds of pandemonium life among the exotic and the endangered
title_sub life among the exotic and the endangered
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists, Birds Conservation California Los Altos Hills, Electronic books, NATURE / Animals / Birds, NATURE / Endangered Species, Pandemonium Aviaries, Rare birds Conservation California Los Altos Hills
topic_facet Birds, Conservation, Electronic books, Rare birds