By Miyoko Chu; Laura Erickson (Paperback) At some point, every bird-watcher has a question not answered in traditional field guides. When such questions arise, birders turn to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s leading authority on birds and an information clearinghouse for bird-watchers of all levels. Some questions address bird quirks and curiosities, while others get to the truth about common myths, such as whether throwing rice at weddings is harmful to birds or whether albatrosses can actually stay airborne for two years. For every question, Erickson provides and answer that is practical, engaging, entertaining, and astute. Erickson migrates between her house and husband in Duluth, Minnesota, and her apartment and job in Ithaca, New York.