Book Reviews

These are personal book reviews of a variety of bird- and birding-related titles.

Book Review: The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds

There are some great little extras in this guide, some of which I haven't seen in other recent field guides. The birds are arranged in...

Book Review: Beware the Tufted Duck

Beware the Tufted Duck: A Lucy Wayles Mystery by Lydia Adamson. First published 1996. Tufted Ducks are probably my favorite species of duck. I might even prefer them over any other kind of fowl. Who can resist a cute little black and white duck with an adorable tuft of...

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: Birds of India

The Lesser Goldenback (aka Black-rumped Flameback) was one of the species we managed to see Ever since that trip, I have longed to return, because I just love Indian culture, Indian food, Indian people....

Book Review: Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

  The theme of the book is survival, with threats ranging from plastic pollution in the ocean and scary stormy weather explained in simple but scientifically accurate language appropriate for young children. The environmental message...

Book Review: To See Every Bird on Earth

To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession by Dan Koeppel. First published 2005. In To See Every Bird On Earth, Dan Koeppel tells of his father's lifelong obsession with birds. It's a well-written biography of an average man who excelled within...