Bird and Birding Book Reviews
The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds
How well do you know your most common backyard birds? You may discover more than you think in "The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds" (2009).
For an insightful look at the artwork of John James Audubon, birders can't do better than "Audubon's Aviary" with its luxurious photographs of all of Audubon's original watercolors, and the book's insightful essays and other information paint just as detailed a picture of Audubon himself.
Backyard Birding For Kids: A Field Guide & Activities
Get kids into both reading and birding with "Backyard Birding For Kids: A Field Guide & Activities" (2005). An ideal introductory book for beginning readers and beginning birders, this colorful book is filled with projects and tips to turn even the youngest reader into an enthusiastic birder.
Birding the Border
Get inspired to go birding in the Rio Grande Valley with this collection of birding essays focused on south Texas.
Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
Review of "Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson" (2010) by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal, an intriguing biography of one of the most well known birders in history.
The Big Year
Could you go birding for an entire year? Would it be worth it? Those are the issues confronted in "The Big Year" (2004) by Mark Obmascik, the fascinating story of the 1998 big year competition between three of North America's top birders.
The Great Penguin Rescue
Review of "The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue" (2010) by Dyan deNapoli.
Book review of "Birdology" (2010) by Sy Montgomery.
Do Hummingbirds Hum
If you have a question about hummingbirds, "Do Hummingbirds Hum: Fascinating Answers to Questions about Hummingbirds" has the answer you're looking for, and more. With more than 80 questions and extremely detailed answers, this book is a must-read for hummingbird lovers.
Book Review: First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story
Book review of “First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story” (2006) by Noriko and Don Carroll.
Book Review: Life List
Book review of Life List (2009) by Olivia Gentile.
The North American Bird Coloring Book
Book review of "The North American Bird Coloring Book" (2010) by Sally MacLarty and David Hutley.
Tea With Lady Sapphire: Sharing the Love of Birds
Have you shared tea with winter birds? Learn how to set up a winter feeding station to do just that in this charming picture book.
Winging It: A Memoir of a Vengeful Parrot Who’s Determined to Kill Me
If you've ever wondered what life would be like living with a wild bird full time, "Winging It: A Memoir of a Vengeful Parrot Who's Determined to Kill Me" can give you an intimate look at the trials and tribulations of parrothood.
Review of the book "Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan… And the World" (2008) by Courtney Humphries.
Book Review: Wesley the Owl
Book review of “Wesley the Owl” (2008) by Stacey O’Brien.
Book Review: A Year on the Wing
Book review of “A Year on the Wing” (2009) by Tim Dee.
DVD Review: First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story
Review of the DVD "First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story" (2009) by Noriko and Don Carroll. The DVD is a companion to the same-titled book, or it can be viewed alone.
Book Review: Flyaway
Book review of “Flyaway” (2009) by Suzie Gilbert.