ABOUT ME - My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this blog I post book and birding product reviews as well as birder gift ideas and announcements related to my birder gift shop on this site. I also have a personal birding blog called Powered By Birds.

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    Archive: Books

    Contest: Enter to win Listening to a Continent Sing

    Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Books, Contest, Giveaway

    Thanks to BirdWatching magazine and Princeton University Press, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of Donald Kroodsma’s new book Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Online entry is easy with a simple form to fill in. Good luck!

    Our Love of Loons Book Giveaway!

    Posted on July 25th, 2015 in Book Review, Books, Giveaway

    Blogger The Zen Birdfeeder is giving away a review copy of Stan Tekiela’s Our Love of Loons. She gives the little gift book a favorable review. Now it’s your chance to check out this title.

    Visit the The Zen Birdfeeder’s review of the book for details on how to enter this giveaway. Get your name in before the end of the month in order to be eligible for the drawing.

    Giveaway Alert: Warbler Guide!

    Posted on May 19th, 2015 in Birding App, Books, Giveaway

    Princeton University Press is giving away a copy of their highly praised field guide for warblers: The Warbler Guide. The prize-winner will also receive the acclaimed Warbler Guide App!

    Warbler migration is peaking right now and this guide comes in handy for birders of all levels. The information about warbler calls and songs is especially useful, as are the various quick photo guides. Check out my review of this fantastic book here: Book Review: The Warbler Guide.

    Entry for this giveaway is easy! Just visit the contest page for more details on eligibility and the super easy online entry.

    Kindle Deal Alert: Life List ONLY $1.99

    Posted on April 20th, 2015 in Books, Deals & Sales, Kindle

    Life List: A Woman’s Quest for the World’s Most Amazing Birds is the story of Phoebe Snetsinger, the record holder for largest life list at over 8500 species. This best-seller was written by acclaimed author Olivia Gentile. This unique biography of a birding obsession received tons of positive reviews from birders and literary critics alike.

    Pick up this birder classic for just $1.99 on Kindle. Kindle sales like these don’t last long, so pick up this deal ASAP so you don’t miss out!

    Kindle FREEBIE alert! No Way Home

    Posted on January 12th, 2015 in Books, Deals & Sales

    Right now the Kindle version of the highly rated No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations is discounted to FREE on Amazon. No Way Home has positive reviews from E.O. Wilson, David Sibley, The New York Times, and many more. This book has been on my own personal “to read” list for a while, so I’m happy to pick it up for my Kindle Fire for nada!

    This book usually sells for $13.99 so this is a fantastic deal. Price cuts like this can end at any time, so be sure to act fast to get this great book for FREE!

    Giveaway alert: New Sibley Guide!

    Posted on June 4th, 2014 in Books, Giveaway

    BirdWatching magazine is giving away a copy of the second edition of the Sibley Guide to Birds. Enter before the contest ends on June 13th; see the contest page for more details and to enter.

    Giveaway Alert: PUP eBooks

    Posted on February 6th, 2014 in Books, Giveaway

    Princeton University Press is giving away a collection of six electronic versions of popular bird books. The books are The Crossley ID Guide, The Warbler Guide, The World’s Rarest Birds, Hawks at a Distance, The Birds of Peru, and The Unfeathered Bird. Hurry, entry ends tomorrow at 12PM Eastern. Visit the contest blog page for details.

    Kindle deal alert: The Snoring Bird

    Posted on January 14th, 2014 in Books, Deals & Sales, Kindle

    Besides using MatchBook to fill your Kindle, another great way to find titles for your eReader is to keep an eye on Kindle sales and discounts. Here is a great example: best-selling author and naturalist Bernd Heinrich’s acclaimed memoir The Snoring Bird is deeply discounted in the Kindle Store right now. The title is on sale for just $1.99, down from the regular Amazon price of $8.99. Act fast, the price can go up at any time!

    Fill Your Kindle: Kindle MatchBook

    Posted on January 11th, 2014 in Books, Deals & Sales, Kindle

    Kindle Matchbook

    Did you receive a Kindle for Christmas? Then you should know about MatchBook, an Amazon program where you can purchase Kindle versions of books for a discounted price, if you have the print book in your library already. You can see if you already qualify for discounted purchases by checking on the Kindle Matchbook landing page. Just click on the Find your Kindle MatchBook titles to see a list of prior book purchases that are available at a discounted price for Kindle.

    The program also works for future purchases. Bird books available in the program include:

    Birds in Flight: The Art and Science of How Birds Fly for $2.99 (current Kindle price $13.99)

    Mind of the Raven for $2.99 (current Kindle price $9.78)

    Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings for $2.99 (current Kindle price $8.00)

    A Big Manhattan Year for $1.99 (current Kindle price $5.49)

    Why We Bird for $1.99 (current Kindle price $4.99)

    Giveaway Alert: Birds of the Midwest Adventure Quick Guides

    Posted on December 23rd, 2013 in Books, Giveaway

    Blogger The Zen Birdfeeder is giving away a set of Quick Guides to Midwestern birds. The guides are Birds of the Midwest; Birds of Prey of the Midwest; and Water Birds of the Midwest

    Enter by December 31, 2013 to be in the drawing. See Nancy’s review of the books and learn more about the giveaway via her post Book Review: Birds of the Midwest Adventure Quick Guide.