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Ly life upside down to pursue her unusual passion for rehabilitating wild birds Fans of Michae. This is one of the best books I have read as an adult It touched my heart Having a fondness for all living creatures I decided to read a true story about a wildlife bird rehabilitator who happens to live in the Hudson Valley I really know nothing about wild birds and believed all the myths for example don t touch a baby bird that falls out of the nest because the parents will not take it back blah blah which is untrue I learned than I ever thought I would about wild birds how clever they can be and their importance in the world Give this book a try

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Flyaway How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

In this captivating memoir Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking story of how she turned her fami. Suzie Gilbert is a crazy bird lady But she s a good kind of crazy The kind of crazy that makes the world a better place one small precious life at a time Birds even the most intimidating raptors are among nature s most vulnerable of creatures They break easily and if left injured in the wild die easily With most injuries to wild birds coming directly or indirectly at the hands of their human neighbors from our buildings our power lines our cars our lawn chemicals and the myriad of other ways we have of unwittingly destroying wildlife rehabbers like Suzie Gilbert pick up the slack for the rest of us They work with no financial rewards and at considerable personal sacrifice both material and psychological to give these delicate creatures a fighting chance at a life that would have been otherwise lost Every life is precious Every bird is special And Suzie Gilbert s Flyaway is a window into one woman s determination that those platitudes be lived not just uttered Highly recommended especially if you re a crazy bird person

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L Pollan James Herriot and Elizabeth Marshal Thomas are sure to find much to cherish in Flyawa. This is the story of Suzie Gilbert and her astounding love for wild birds From childhood Suzie has loved and cared for many wild creatures but has been attracted mainly to wild birds After working as a volunteer at an animal hospital near her home Suzie begins to come home with abused and unwanted birds that she happily adopts into her family Deciding that this is not enough she makes a decision to run a wild bird rehabilitation center from her house Building space for the birds and setting up shop on the slope of her large yard are only the early steps and for Suzie the easiest Soon she is receiving wounded birds from all over the area and her phone is ringing non stop The idyllic job she envisioned is soon wearing thin and she spends a good deal her time agonizing over the fates of even the smallest of her patients and the worries that the birds are eating most of the attention that should be going to her young children As she relates miraculous stories of survival and terrible stories of loss Suzie not only bonds with the birds that she has decided to give her life to but bonds as well with a large network of animal rehabbers all over the world But after five long years the losses begin to outweigh the saves and Suzie is headed toward an emotionally harrowing cliff She must decide if giving up the bird rescue will save her fragile emotional health and that of her family or if she should continue doing the work she loves As she lovingly demonstrates in her attention to the sick and injured birds she deals with daily sometimes you just have to bring them back and let them go a fate that she must also painfully adhere to Both amazingly tender and heart rendingly sad the story of Suzie and her avian companions will bring its readers both joyous smiles and sorrowful tearsI love reading real life stories about animals and their caregivers I usually learn a great deal about what it takes for these animals to survive and the impact they have on their human handler s lives This story was no exception By peeking into the life and psyche of Suzie Gilbert I discovered an amazing plethora of bird facts and myths and was fully able to see the sacrifices that Suzie made in her life in order to help save these wondrous creaturesThis book was uniue among the animal tales that I have read for several reasons One of the first differences that I noticed was the strident attitude that Suzie had about the careless and negligent humans who put these beautiful animals at risk every day As she explains about 99 percent of the accidents that befall wild birds can be directly attributed to humans From your basic garden variety cruelty to the attempts of developers to clear inhabited land for building projects to negligent cat owners who let their animals roam freely outdoors Suzie explains it all Far from being beseeching her anger at these people and situations comes shooting off the page in her vitriolic sentiments And as I was to discover while I was reading her anger is completely justified The birds that make their way into her refuge are scared confused and sometimes gravely injured Suzie does the best she can to provide care for the birds but often there is nothing she can do for them but let them die with dignity Each death seems to take a piece of her soulThe second way that this book was different than most was the very candid way that Suzie related her mental frailties and fears concerning the birds When she first begins to have thoughts of running a bird rehab from her home her heart is light and she harbors dreams and visions of a fulfilling and successful operation in which she will finally be able to do the work she was born to do But as the rehab becomes a reality Suzie becomes ever nervous about the birds that she will be caring for Is she giving them the right care Has she made a mistake in taking all types and species of birds instead of specializing Is she a horrible mother for spending time with her birds than her children Will her children grow up scarred from having to help their mother take care of the injured animals These things weigh heavily on her mind and although she does some amazing things with her facility she can never outrun her demons and spends a lot of time being anxious angry and afraid These sections of the book were filled with pathos and pain and it was like looking directly into the brain of someone who was torn to bits by the decisions that she had to make While I championed the work she was doing I felt very sorry that there was so much turmoil going on inside her heartThe amount of information that Suzie supplied about the birds was one of my favorite aspects of the book It was never overwhelming and always interesting and I found myself not only learning about different species of bird but also general facts that are common among all birds I had no idea that baby birds had to eat every fifteen minutes from sunup to sundown or that vultures regurgitate the contents of their stomachs when they are distressed I also didn t know that most birds should not be socialized to accept humans and was surprised to learn that birds will not neglect a baby bird that has fallen from its nest and has been touched by human hands Suzy is clear and informative with her facts about the birds debunking myths and making these wild creatures and their habits seem astoundingThere is also a lot of humor in the book These are the tales of a freezer full of frozen rats being accidentally discovered by her husband stories of birds that seem almost human and the parrot who resides in her house screaming out the word WAR when one of the wild birds gets loose in the house She speaks about the baby duck that happily watches television with her children and George the raven who touched her heart and healed her aching spirit Her birds do the unthinkable and their well being is the reason she strives against the grain to provide them with a safe haven and a loving touch They are creatures who amaze and startle Suzie never loses respect for the birds she cares for despite the long hours and inconvenience that they bring into her lifeThis is definitely a book that is worth reading If you are a lover of animal stories the book is a must read I think the book says a lot about the difference that even one dedicated person can make in the world surrounding them and it is not only a love story about birds but a story that will touch even the most hardened reader The information that is imparted is not in the least overwhelming but instead delightful and thought provoking In a world where people are usually only out for themselves Suzy Gilbert does the unthinkable and transforms the lives of all the creatures she touches and she is a very admirable woman An amazingly worthwhile read Recommended


10 thoughts on “Flyaway How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

  1. says:

    I think I read this book at exactly the right time I currently have a tiny seven inch long bearded dragon in my bedroom Since getting her on June 13th things have changed around here I get up at 6am whether I like it or not because that's when her lights come on and she wakes up climbs out of her hammock and starts looking around for food I go and put some reptile pellets vegetables and kale in her feeding dish give her pieces of

  2. says:

    Suzie Gilbert is a crazy bird lady But she's a good kind of crazy The kind of crazy that makes the world a better place one small precious life at a time Birds even the most intimidating raptors are among nature's most vulnerable of c

  3. says:

    Non FictionThis is a special gem of a read filled with the ups and downs laughs and heartbreak of animal rescue in this case wild birdsSuzie Gilbert is a wild bird rehabber taking in birds who are injured or orphaned Her passion for rehabbing birds grew to include her husband and two children and pretty much took over her entire life She had birds in dog crates birds in the bathroom birds outside in speciall

  4. says:

    If you are interested in the plight of birds in their danger filled world this is a well written informative sometimes sad sometimes funny memoir by a bird rehabber who juggles her job with raising two children The little part on George the crow is enough to make you see the value of one bird It left me with a huge amount of respect and admiration for wildlife rehabilitators and what they do Most of the birds who they help have been injure

  5. says:

    I read this for my bookclub Of course then I didn't go to the meetingbut that's another issue It's a book I would never read in a million years otherwise but it's an engaging lively account of life as a bird rehabber Who knew people did this? Suzie Gilbert is a good writer who has a sense that her avocation is clearly crazy spending time money and love on saving a sparrow I know God keeps his eyes on the sparrow but apparently so

  6. says:

    This is one of the best books I have read as an adult It touched my heart Having a fondness for all living creatures I decided to read a true

  7. says:

    This book tells the story of Gilbert becoming a home based bird rehabber and is filled with stories of her interactions with birds from great blue herons to crows to Cooper's hawks Most of her stories are uplifting and entertaining but some

  8. says:

    This is the story of Suzie Gilbert and her astounding love for wild birds From childhood Suzie has loved and cared for many wild creatures but has been attracted mainly to wild birds After working as a volunteer at an animal hospita

  9. says:

    Suzie Gilbert writes of her life as a bird rehabilitator While her stories are sometimes amusing they are often heartbreaking as she describes her work to save birds often injured due to interactions with humans The life of a wildlife rehabilitator reuires commitment and compassion; it is full of hard work drud

  10. says:

    Very educationalBirds have always fascinated me but I can't even name most of the ones I see Reading about the rehabilitation of so many wild birds was interesting and educational I never knew of the existence of rehabilitators but I am happy they do

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