Caw of the Wild

Observations from the Secret World of Crows

by Barb Kirpluk



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/19/2005

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9780595362684
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9780595807130

About the Book

Caw of the Wild is an in-depth exploration into the intriguing and complex behavior of one of North America's most intelligent, but often reviled, birds-the American Crow.

As a passionate observer, author Barb Kirpluk shares her extraordinary and fascinating findings while tracking three urban crow families through their daily existence. By befriending the birds and gaining their trust, Kirpluk shares many observations on subjects such as:

  • The language of crows
  • Crow habits and social relationships
  • The endearing personal relationships that evolved and allowed her to learn from the birds

    Kirpluk brings to life the unforgettable characters of these birds by combining anecdotal tales and recent scientific literature. Her quest eventually leads her to the world of wildlife rehabilitation where, for a year, she studies and catalogues a group of captive crows.

    Caw of the Wild is an honest and heartfelt portrayal of a misunderstood bird, and may just encourage you to take a new look at the American Crow.

  • About the Author

    Barb Kirpluk lives in the Midwest where she works as an interior landscaper. She has turned her small backyard into a wildlife oasis for all birds, but especially her beloved crows.