THE BIRDS OF PANDEMONIUM

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I live in an area surrounded by mountains, most of which skirt the pacific ocean. There are wild animals of all shapes and sizes, on land, in the water and in the air – some of them are my friends. There is a Murder of Crows that seem to think they are the boss of me, perching on wires and cawing incessantly as they wait, not quite so patiently, for the daily food treat they’ve become accustomed to getting. Whenever I venture out for a walk, there they are above me, keeping a keen eye lest their meal ticket encounters danger. They know who I am. They recognize me. And I revel in their protective nature.

Birds are an amazing group of vertebrates with feelings and emotions much like our own. This book, cleverly written, takes pleasure in, and imparts an intelligence that most humans only wish they had.

This is the true story of a woman who built an avian sanctuary in the backyard of her home in northern California and filled the nearly 50 colorful aviaries with 362 rescued exotic birds representing 34 species. This is the true story of the birds who taught her a thing or two about life.

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The only Review I can give on this book is to introduce you to its cast of characters, and to tell you this: if you love birds and think you know them, think again. A magical read.

Michele Raffin, MBA Stanford University; president and owner of Pandemonium

Michele Raffin, MBA Stanford University; president and owner of Pandemonium

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One Response to “THE BIRDS OF PANDEMONIUM”

  1. woodlandgnome December 9, 2014 at 8:59 p12 #

    Intriguing…. especially since I also enjoy the company of birds. There was that Christmas when a Nanday Conure lived in our Christmas tree. He was my gift that year, and it took me more than a week to get him hand trained and back into his cage…. Beautiful site! WG

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