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Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City

Sparrows take up residence in traffic lights, pigeons roost under train trestles, barn owls prefer highway overpasses and peregrine falcons raise families on skyscraper platforms. To a bird the city is a landscape of high stone cliffs and deep broad canyons. As humans rush about with their eyes to the ground, birds are finding food and nesting sites in the most unusual places. Urban Roosts reminds us all to raise our sights and notice the natural world around us - right in the center of the city!


"Vivid and detailed, the paintings present the birds and their city homes with dramatic perspective and a refreshing variety of focus . . . An informative delight." Booklist, starred review

A CBC-NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children l990

John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers l990

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List l99l

Reading Rainbow Featured Book l992

IRA Teachers' Choice

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PB 0-316-08312-7
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