How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

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Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking story of her unusual passion for rehabilitating wild birds. Gilbert struggled for years to find her calling, but when she took a job at the animal hospital near her home in New York's Hudson Valley, her passion was born. She began bringing abused and unwanted parrots home and volunteering at a local raptor rehabilitation center, activities she continued even as she started a family. Then came the ultimate commitment: turning her home into Flyaway, Inc., a nonprofit wild bird rehabilitation center. Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with wit, recounting the confusion that ensued as her husband and two young children struggled to live with parrots shrieking Motown, hungry nestling robins, and recuperating herons. Gradually, however, the birds came to represent the value of compassion and the importance of pursuing even the most unlikely of dreams.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009
Characteristics: 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061563126 : $25.99
0061563129 : $25.99
Call Number: 639.978 GILBERT
Alternative Title: Fly away


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