Silent Spring Revisited by Conor Mark Jameson

Silent Spring Revisited is an excellent book that chronicles what has happened in terms of bird conservation since Rachel Carson’s landmark book. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published and was immediately wrought with criticism and denouncement, largely because she was a woman and not part of the “inner circle” of scientists. Her book

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Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds From National Geographic

The Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds is a compact, attention-grabbing book from National Geographic Kids. The guide includes photos and info on 175 birds common, or mostly common, to North America. Trying to bring my mindset to that of a child isn’t that difficult since I spend nearly all my free time around my two

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Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat

The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat by William Young is a collection of essays on 99 different types of birds. These easy-to-read stories are short but well researched. They include a mix of folklore, science, and even some conservation information. This book is definitely a lighter read but that doesn’t take

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Review – Gardening For the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Gardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard is a wonderful primer for birders who are just getting started with birdscaping (like us) to those who have an already birdy yard they wish to improve on. The book begins with the basic steps to planning a wildlife-friendly garden and covers what birds need

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