Roger Tory Peterson was one of the worldâ€™s best and most-famous birders. He had the ability to inspire people young and old, engage people in conservation, and even write a field guide. All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures is a collection of articles written by the master himself, Roger Tory Peterson. These stories provide a
Richard Louv’s national bestseller, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, has been out awhile but was more recently updated. If you haven’t yet read this wonderful work, make it a top summer priority. In fact, grab a drink and find a comfy chair outside, bring a notebook and get to
When we first heard about The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (Peterson Field Guides) we knew this would be a great fit for our large bird book library, especially as one to be loaned out. We are constantly trying to promote birding to youngsters, and the region covered in the book
Subtitled “the world’s 189 most threatened birds”, Rare Birds Yearbook 2008 is a depressing yet wonderfully crafted reference book. The birds featured are the rarest of the rare, some of which have not been seen for many years and may well be extinct. These 189 birds are all classified as Critically Endangered according to IUCNredlist.org.
If you’ve spent much time at a birding festival, belong to a bird club, or just page through a birding magazine you’ll notice something: nearly all birders are White. Considering how diverse bird species are, it is a shame that more minorities are not part of this fun, energizing hobby. Not only that, the lack
and all other colors for that matter. We recently purchased the book, Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips From North America’s Top Birders. This book is an quick read and fun for birders of all levels of expertise. It includes 50 short stories from a wide range of birders – photographers, nature writers, tour
The Life of the Skies is a beautifully crafted book that blends birding, religion, and history. Birding is portrayed as a great paradox of the natural world and the technological advancements that make birding a possibility. “Edward O. Wilson wrote in his recent book The Creation: ‘Civilization was purchased by the betrayal of nature.’ This
With the Great Backyard Bird Count fast approaching (Feb 15th-18th), the Audubon Pocket Backyard Birdwatch is a handy tool for citizen scientist birders. With only 72 pages and a slim, 3 inch wide frame, Backyard Birdwatch is definitely a book that can easily travel. Whether you are out gardening or watching birds at your favorite