For the bird minded, these records of migrations, bird gardening with all its strategy, its houltural mayhem and its ornithological joys, bird watching, the private lives of birds, their extinction and their conservation, recognition by orders and families rather than isolated species, old and familiar names for birds, bird banding, etc. Plenty of pleasant information, suggestions for furthering bird hobbies, details of personal observation that should delight the bird-conscious readers. A good book for city of country nature shelves. 32 photographs, illustrating facts of the text rather than designed as field guide pictures. Should be a valuable addition to one's information collecting as a new sort of bird book, for the layman.