Archive for February, 2008

Here are some bird book and product reviews from magazines and journals published in February, 2008. Bird Watcher’s Digest – Vol. 30 No. 4, March/April 2008 National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America, by Edward S. Brinkley Highly recommended by the reviewer. I happen to agree – it is worth having as [...]
I found these while browsing through Amazon (yes, I’m pretty much always looking for books!). I’ve already ordered some of them since I couldn’t find new or used copies for cheaper anywhere else, especially given the free shipping for orders over $25. Note: Birders and Club George are remaindered/bargain books and thus may have either [...]

by Marcy Cottrell Houle

A fascinating story of a pair of Peregrine Falcons, and a young biologist who studied them.

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I’m a latecomer to the world of blogs, and I’m not sure why. I guess I just thought of them as personal vanity sites. I was wrong (well, at least about the ones that I now read regularly). There is a great wealth of content and information available in them. I’ve found many great bird-related [...]
The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird Bruce Barcott February 5, 2008 Book titles and cover copy are often flush with hyperbole. Which bird deserves the title “World’s Most Beautiful” is debateable and subjective. But I’m not going to argue with the publisher of this [...]
To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession, by Dan Koeppel I have yet to read this book, but I just jumped on this deal and it will be added to my queue of books to read. Paperback – $4.99 at Amazon.com No longer available Hardcover – $6.99 at [...]
Welcome to the new, and hopefully vastly improved, Birder’s Library. I have built this new version using the wonderful WordPress blogging software. While I suppose that technically makes this site a blog now, the purpose and basic functionality of the site has not changed. But it will make it much more convenient and easy for [...]

by Malcolm Gladwell

No, this is not a bird book. However, it is extremely relevant to birding, not to mention a fascinating read.

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by Carl Safina

Wow. I was blown away by this book. Amazingly written, entertaining, and educational – everyone needs to read it.

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