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The Birds of Pandemonium
The Birds of Pandemonium: Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered | Michele Raffin
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Describes the mission and efforts of Pandemonium Aviaries, a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction, and discusses the issues endangered exotic birds face due to deforestation, pollution, and poaching.
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My kids got me a bird feeder for Christmas. Now I‘m a bit obsessed. So I went hunting for bird-related stuff in the Audible Plus catalog. This memoir has ups and downs, both in terms of writing and content. But it‘s also about a small incident leading the author to remake her life and make a difference in the world. She knows nothing about birds and begins rescuing and learning about them.

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CBee Bird watching is one of my favorite things! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m reading Mind of the raven right now with #NaturalLitsy you might want to try that too. It‘s on Hoopla 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been enjoying your AMAZING photos!! That bird feeder has provided stunning opportunities 😍 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen You‘re so kind. Glad you‘re enjoying the pix! (For anyone else, my IG is in the Linktree link in my profile.) 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks - I‘ll check it out! 3mo
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My main worry with this book, not having heard of this organization before, was that the author's conservation efforts would be similar to some of those sketchy sanctuaries that post videos of untrained people handling big cats, but fortunately that wasn't the case.

It's not one of the best written books I've read, and it's too light on scientific detail for my taste, but still an entertaining account for an audience other than me.

Geenie Is it nonfictional? 3y
craftysilicate @Geenie Yes, it is 3y
Geenie I see. Alright. I read the summary when I clicked on the book. It‘s about birds and their extinction and mistreatment, right? I want to read it, but if it sounds “sketchy” I‘d rather not waste my time. (edited) 3y
craftysilicate @Geenie It's essentially a memoir about the author's experience with exotic bird ownership and how she turned that into a conservation nonprofit with a focus on breeding endangered birds. 3y
craftysilicate @Geenie Oh, there's nothing sketchy about it, I was making a comparison to some less reputable conservation orgs I've seen and I may have been unclear 3y
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Oh, my word! Thank you so much, Morgan @tea.n.books ! I feel thoroughly spoilt: love it, love it, love it! (And the shortbread candle is already giving me serious munchies!)

Thank you @Tiffy_Reads for organising.

Tamra I have heard the Saunders is very good and it's been in my stacks for ages! 6y
tea.n.books I'm glad you liked everything! 😊 I'm having a cup of my new tea with lunch 💕 6y
Clwojick Lavender Shortbread? 😱😱 ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That sounds amazing! 6y
kathedron I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's hygge swap posts: this is such a generous and thoughtful community! 😘 6y
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