Book Review: The Beak of the Finch

Book Review: How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher

How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes. First published 2005. Look out the window. See a bird. Enjoy it. CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a bad birdwatcher. Throughout How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher, Simon Barnes shares his premise that birdwatching should simply be done for the joy...

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: Tales of a Low-Rent Birder

Tales of a Low-Rent Birder by Pete Dunne. First published 1986. As reviewed and pictured: softcover, 157 pages. Pete Dunne's Tales of a Low-Rent Birder is subtitled 19 Flight of Fancy by America's Second-Best-Known Bird-watcher. The book's forward comes from the best-known birder of the time, Roger Tory...

Book Review: Birds of the Middle East

  The descriptive texts and rang maps for the birds are presented opposite the color plates, which is always handy. The most important identification clues are printed in bold text. Notes...