Why does the Blue Grouse migrate north in the winter? Why did Lewis Carroll use a dodo bird to represent himself in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? What are the bird names that appear most often as crossword clues? Birdwatchers and puzzle fans alike will delight in Bird Brainteasers, a fresh collection of puzzles, games, and avian amusements by noted puzzle creator Patrick Merrell. This book is packed with bird themed crosswords, visual puzzles, and the first ever Birdoku challenges. Interspersed throughout are fascinating and amusing bird facts, trivia, and lore, drawn from everything from music and literature to popular culture.