Tuesday, May 26, 2009

For the Birds

I recently took a few days off to go up to Magee Marsh near Lake Erie to go birding. In the spring the warblers are passing through and you can get a closeup look at these small, colorful birds. It is an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone who likes nature and/or birds. So, since I had such a wonderful time, I thought I look for some books to "extend my vacation".

Try one of the following:

Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds
Olivia Gentile

The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds
John Yow


Bill M. said...

I'd also recommend The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose, about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Kirkus Reviews called the book "exemplary nonfiction...outstanding in every way."

Irene G. said...

A fascinating, coffee table book along these lines is "Extreme Birds: the World's Most Extraordinary and Bizarre Birds" by Dominic Couzens. Published by Firefly Books in 2008, we have one copy at the Centerville location. Its call number is

Kay G. said...

Another good resouce is the magazine Birds and Blooms. It's got beautiful pictures of a variety of birds, as well as informative articles about the type of foliage that attracts them.