Kenn Kaufman is one of the most famous birders in North America so it is no surprise that his field guide is immensely popular. But the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America is more than just a famous birder’s take on how to identify birds. It is perhaps the easiest, most useful field
To many people who are deeply devoted to the environment, there is a tendency to place the values of environmental causes and goals as political issues. Unfortunately, political sparring can often hurt conservation efforts. It hasn’t always been that way and it shouldn’t be that way in the future. All people of the world have
No birder can deny the simple truth that our birds are declining. Countless reports and our own observations can attest to the alarming decline of numerous avian species. The facts can be discouraging, disheartening, and leave us in a state of despair. We think this book can help bring a change to these feelings. Birder’s
Birding Illinois by Sheryl De Vore is the premiere source for birding hotspots in Illinois. With over 110 locations discussed, Birding Illinois covers the state from top to bottom and east to west. Besides discussing where to bird, this book also breaks down when to bird, an excellent feature for resident birders as well as
The following is a review of Bird – The Definitive Visual Guide On Friday evening after work, I opened a padded envelope from DK Publishing and slid out a large book with an extreme closeup of a Blue-footed Booby on the cover. My first impression of this book was a big WOW! While the old
A children’s book by Carl Hiaasen called Hoot was recently made into a movie. The book and the movie are both worth checking out, both as good fiction and an insight to the very real problem for owls, habitat loss. Upon reading a review for the movie Hoot by The Center for Biological Diversity… Hoot
Title: Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder Author: Kenn Kaufman Pages: 320 Most birders are familiar with Kenn Kaufman’s nature guides, but this book is different. This is Kaufman’s memoir, which chronicles the events of 1973 when he undertook the task of seeing 600+ species of birds in North
Book: Pete Dunne on Bird Watching : The How-to, Where-to, and When-to of Birding Author: Pete Dunne Pages: 334 Pete Dunne is the author of numerous books about birding, including The Feather Quest: A North American Birder’s Year and Tales of a Low-Rent Birder. He is also the director of the Cape May Bird Observatory.