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Book Review: Birds of the West Indies

  The range maps for the species are in the back of the book, separate from the species descriptions and illustrations. On first thought this seems like a huge drawback -- certainly not my favorite way...

New Book! Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds

Author and prolific blogger Melissa Mayntz recently published her new book, Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds. The illustrated book is available in hardcover (linked here) or for Kindle. The book covers a huge variety of topics related to migration, including different reasons that birds migrate, how they...

Book Review: A Supremely Bad Idea

A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All by Luke Dempsey. First published 2008. As reviewed and pictured: softcover, 264 pages. I've been blogging about my birding "adventures" for a few years now. I started this blog way back in late 2005, but...

Book Review: Of a Feather

Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding by Scott Weidensaul. First published in 2007. From shotgun ornithologists collecting bird skins to the "angry ladies" that rebelled against the fashion industry's use of bird feathers, and from the first citizen scientists sharing bird sightings to the development...