Ruffled Feathers Book Club: Spillover by David Quammen

Do you like to read? Do you like birds? Are you a member of Travis Audubon?

Then we have just the thing for you! Travis Audubon has started a new book club with an emphasis on books about birds, birding, nature and conservation. Please come!

Join us on Sunday, January 14th from 2-4 pm for our next meeting.
For this session, the selection is Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen. Please come prepared for discussion!

“Starred review. …a frightening but critically important book for anyone interested in learning about the prospects of the world’s next major pandemic.”
– Publishers Weekly
“David Quammen might be my favorite living science writer: amiable, erudite, understated, incredibly funny, profoundly humane. The best of his books, The Song of the Dodo, renders the relatively arcane field of island biogeography as gripping as a thriller. That bodes well for his new book, whose subject really is thriller-worthy: how deadly diseases (AIDS, SARS, Ebola) make the leap from animals to humans, and how, where, and when the next pandemic might emerge.”
– Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine
“That [Quammen] hasn’t won a nonfiction National Book Award or Pulitzer Prize is an embarrassment.”
– Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Ruffled Feathers Book Club will meet in Travis Audubon’s Training Center on the second floor of the AGE building at 3710 Cedar St. in central Austin. You must read the book prior to the meeting. Please RSVP to Jordan Price, Travis Audubon’s Director of Administration & Membership to let us know that you will be attending. His email address is