These humorous short stories are for the lighter side of birding. They reflect bird life if it copied human activities. So the author imagines birds publishing their own newspaper to record current events and social problem. These include boycotting migration because of rising travel costs. They receive advice from counselors when faced with fear of flying, racial discrimination, marital discord, etc. Ornithologists will appreciate the grains of bird biology in the stories. Most readers will be content to enjoy the humorous tales.
George Roleder uses his experience as a birder, college professor, marriage and family counselor and parish minister to create these humorous stories. He taught at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California for over thirty years. His degrees are an M.A. in psychology from Claremont Graduate School, a Ph.D. in Higher Education from USC, and an M.Div. from Wartburg Theological Seminary.