February 2011 Giveaway: The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

Bird Blog & Online Contests for December 2009

Here's a list of current (as of December 6th) blog & online contests by birders, for birders, and/or offering birdy prizes. Click on the links to learn more, check eligibility, and enter to win! If you are running a contest or know of something that should be added...

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...

Book Review: How to Be a Better Birder

Disclosure: This is my own original, honest review of How to Be a Better Birder, a copy of which was provided to me free of charge by the publisher.

Book Review (2/2): Birds of Europe

Concern: "The book is also lacking a quick (one- or two-page) index, but I can live without this feature." This was no problem while I was using the book during our birding excursions. The index is nearly 20 full pages, and includes common and taxonomic names. Sub-entries are indented...