Giveaway: Crossley ID Guide to Britain & Ireland

Bird Blog & Online Contests Roundup #2

Last week's roundup post helped remind me to enter these contests, so I thought I'd post another roundup for this week. Click on the links to learn more, check eligibility, and enter to win! If you are running a contest this week or know of something that...

Book Review: Birding Babylon

Birding Babylon: A Soldier's Journal from Iraq by Jonathan Trouern-Trend. First published 2006. Subtitled A Soldier's Journal from Iraq, Birding Babylon began life as a natural history and birding blog by a deployed National Guardsman in Iraq. The book is formatted as journal, from the faux handmade...

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 (1/2): Birds of Europe

I recently got my hands on a copy of Birds of Europe: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides). This review will be done in two parts; I will post the conclusion after I have had a chance to use the book in the field when I visit the Netherlands...