Where Have All the Birds Gone?: Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics
"Things are going wrong with our environment, " writes John Terborgh, "even the parts of it that are nominally protected. If we wait until all the answers are in, we may find ourselves in a much worse predicament than if we had taken notice of the problem earlier. By waiting, one risks being too late; on the other hand, there can be no such thing as being too early." Terbo...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 21st 1989 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 1989)
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I didn't finish the book, specifically the chapters on the tropical/wintering grounds of migratory birds, but was very impressed with the tone of the book. It was very clear for lay readers, and the author's ability to convey the complexity of bird ecology, as it relates to declining numbers of certain migratory birds, was laudable. It is a fascinating puzzle, but also alarming; slowly, quietly, we are losing birds.