Book Review: Tales of a Low-Rent Birder

Book Review: The Curse of the Labrador Duck

The Curse of the Labrador Duck: My Obsessive Quest to the Edge of Extinction by Glen Chilton. First published September 2009. The Labrador Duck, Camptorhynchus labradorius, was a striking black and white eider-like sea duck that was never known to be common, and is believed to be the first...

Book Review: Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

Wisdom, The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for over 60 Years by Darcy Pattinson and Kitty Harvill (art). Published 2012. As reviewed and pictured: softcover, 32 pages. It's rather uncommon for an individual wild bird to be so well known that it becomes a...

Book Review: The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds

The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Donald & Lillian Stokes. First published 2010. As reviewed and pictured: Softcover, 792 pages. The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America is an amazingly comprehensive new photographic guide. Over 850 species are covered, ranging from...

Book Review: Pigeons

Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird by Andrew D. Blechman. First published 2006. As reviewed and pictured: hardcover, 239 pages. Rock Pigeons are thought to be native to Asia, though they are among the most widely distributed bird species on the planet...