Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo: Migratory Birds and the Impending Ecological Catastrophe

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    The return of migrant birds from their wintering grounds in the tropics is one of the delights of America's spring, as anyone will testify whose heart has leapt in April or May at the first liquid song of the woodthrush, or the first black-and-orange flash of the Baltimore oriole. But in recent years concern has grown that migrant birds may be declining, perhaps because of deforestation at their winter quarters in the Caribbean and in Central and South America. In Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo, Michael McCarthy highlights for the first time the disappearance of these birds which, he points out, are a part of Europe's distinctive cultural furniture, "as much as cathedrals, Latin, olive oil, or wine." He shows how their loss would do devastating damage to the cultural inheritance of us all.

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    Number of Pages: 288
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781442251939
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    Listed in: Climate change, Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
    Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

    Books by Michael McCarthy

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