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May 23, 2019

Hooded Warbler © Greg Lasley

Dear friends:

Last weekend we were informed that Victor Emanuel’s memoir, One More Warbler: A Life with Birds, was reviewed in the Sunday edition of the Wall Street Journal (May 19, 2019). Victor was surprised and flattered by the news, but obviously pleased that such a prominent publication as the Journal would give attention to his book.

Subscribers can read the full review, Why Birders Flock Together, by Laura Jacobs, by visiting the website of the Wall Street Journal.

We’ve included an excerpt of the piece here, for non-subscribers:

“Hold onto that phone. In Victor Emanuel’s “One More Warbler: A Life With Birds”…written with S. Kirk Walsh, we meet the man who pioneered ecotourism in Alaska, Africa, Asia, and Central and South America: the legendary ambassador for birds Victor Emanuel. Founded in the 1970s, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours set the standard. This was before the world shrank. Geopolitically sensitive and savvy, and already looking ahead to habitat preservation, Mr. Emanuel was holistic from the very beginning. With distinguished writers (Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton) and scholars (Robert Paxton, Paul Woodruff) among his birding buddies, Mr. Emanuel’s passion for birds was always placed within a larger philosophical framework. Yet even as he quotes one of the maxims at Delphi—“nothing in excess”—he can’t help pushing to see, on a spring evening before a dinner party, “just one more warbler.” Such love of discovery is the hum under the magical stories Mr. Emanuel tells.”


Copies of One More Warbler: A Life with Birds, are available for purchase from the VENT office. Starting immediately, we will send an autographed copy to the first 20 people who contact us to purchase a copy. Normally priced at $35.00 ($37.46 for Texas residents), we are offering the book at the special price of $20.00 ($21.65 for Texas residents)!
To order your copy of One More Warbler: A Life with Birds, please contact Connie Buck by email ( or phone (512-328-5221). This price includes shipping to U.S. addresses only. Accepted forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and personal check. 

Best wishes,

Barry Lyon
Chief Operating Officer


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