Bird Books

Book Review: Birds of the West Indies

  The range maps for the species are in the back of the book, separate from the species descriptions and illustrations. On first thought this seems like a huge drawback -- certainly not my favorite way...

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: 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: The Birding Life

  In the prologue, the author outs himself as a non-birder, not that there's anything wrong with that. He joins a field trip at the Prairies and Potholes Birding Festival and describes both birder and...

March 2011 Giveaway: Wesley the Owl

Yesterday I posted a 5/5 review of Stacey O'Brien's wonderful memoir Wesley the Owl. Today I'm excited to announce that my review copy of this book is my March (just under the wire!) blog giveaway! The contest is open to everyone (global) and entry is very simple....

What's a Nird? Funny Amazon.com Typo

A while back I came across a funny typo on Amazon.com. The title of the book RSPB British Birdfinder was instead indicated to be a Nirdfinder. The error has since been corrected. If...

Falconry Manual – Used Book in Good Condition. View on Amazon
Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl – Storey Publishing. View on Amazon
Sandy: The Sandhill Crane Who Joined Our Family (Northwest Reprints (Paperback)) – Used Book in Good Condition. View on Amazon
Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology – Used Book in Good Condition. View on Amazon
Parrots of the Wild: A Natural History of the World’s Most Captivating Birds – University of California Press. View on Amazon
Hummingbirds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification) – Used Book in Good Condition. View on Amazon
Raptors: The Birds of Prey – Used Book in Good Condition. View on Amazon
Hummingbirds of North America: Attracting, Feeding, and Photographing – Used Book in Good Condition. View on Amazon
The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal – Knopf Publishing Group. View on Amazon
North American Hummingbirds: An Identification Guide – Univ of New Mexico Pr. View on Amazon
Indiana Bird Watching – a year-round guide to bird watching in the US Midwest. View on Amazon