|Get a bird's-eye view into the life of Texas' avian residents and visitors. Written from the perspective of the birds, Bird Poop, is a compilation of the stories of eighty-four different rescues conducted by federally licensed wild animal rescuer Bebe McCasland and her husband, Art. Working with species from the largest golden eagle to the smallest hummingbird, Bebe cares for our feathered friends in a way that is sure to warm your heart, and her informed detail about the subtle magnificence of each species will fascinate you.
The book's unique title comes from the old newspaper usage of the word poop: "Bird Poop" is the title of Bebe's column in the Big Spring, Texas Herald. The popularity of her column grew, gaining an international audience and inspiring the Daughters of the American Revolution to recognize Bebe with their National Conservation Award.
Migratory birds have considerable economic impact in North America. Ecotourism is part of an industry that is worth over $100 billion annually in the United Sates alone. It pays in many ways to protect and maintain our natural assets. Anyone who gets the "poop" will look at nature with a new feeling of connectedness.
This unique book makes the importance and environmental impact of migratory birds and their survival a personal subject. In addition, Bebe provides readers with information on how to locate, volunteer in and support wildlife efforts.
BEBE McCASLAND is a feisty avian champion who eloquently and empathetically articulates the stories her birds have to tell. For bird watchers or anyone who loves nature but has thus far simply let birds fly right over, Bird Poop brings the inter-connectedness of all species brilliantly and movingly to life. A former schoolteacher and school administrator, she has rescued and rehabilitated birds for 35 years. She is undauntedly devoted to helping birds—a West Texas cross between Dr. Doolittle and James Herriott. Bebe's goal in her column and her book is to tell each birds' story, and let birds help birds.
Bebe is donating all of her profits from Bird Poop to wild bird rescue efforts..."birds helping birds," as she explains it.
Illustrator DON COLLINS is a native Texan and a veteran of the Korean War. After attending the University of Texas at Austin, he has been working as a freelance illustrator in the Austin area since 1956.