Book Review: Tales of a Low-Rent Birder

Parrot Week Book Review: Parrots of the World

The color illustrations are crisp and clear as aids to identification. For the most part, the birds are presented on a plain white background, which is a bit boring....

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...

Book Review: Hawks at a Distance

The species accounts are fairly straightforward, with an overview page for each family of raptor (Accipiter, Buteo, Falcon, etc) and then several pages devoted to each species.

Book Review: Kingbird Highway

Kingbird Highway: The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand by Kenn Kaufman. First published 1997. The back of my Mariner Books copy of Kingbird Highway indicates the category as Travel and Adventures, which perfectly suits this extremely enjoyable, exciting and well-written memoir...