Archive for October, 2008

by Paul Bannick

This impressive book will lead to a much greater appreciation of these birds and their relationships to their environment and each other.

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Here are a few reviews I’ve stumbled across lately. A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All OnEarth (publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council The Wannabe Birder Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Corvus: A Life with Birds 10,000 Birds Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America The […]

The world’s 100 most remarkable birds. That seems like a lot. After all, the vast majority of people can’t even name anywhere close to 100 birds, period. But in fact, it is only 1% of the approximately 10,000 species across the globe. So picking just 100 isn’t an easy task. However, Stephen Moss has undertaken […]

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by Stephen Moss

Birds are amazing creatures. But which ones are the creme of the crop, the most remarkable? This handsome book presents a selection of 100 species for your consideration.

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Author extraordinaire Pete Dunne was the keynote speaker at this year’s Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival, held annually on Jekyll Island, Georgia. It was a blast to hear him speak, and even more so to bird with him. It is with complete honesty that I say that if I could write (or bird) like […]
I am honored and excited to be one of the 12 finalists for WildBird’s 2008 Birder of the Year contest. Every reader of the magazine has an opportunity to be considered by responding to one of two questions in every issue. The magazine’s staff then chooses one respondent for each of the questions and awards […]

October 7, 2008

Birding Festivals

This weekend is the Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival on the Georgia coast. Every year I eagerly look forward to a few days of intense birding, especially on the barrier islands. And this year there’s another reason – Pete Dunne is the keynote speaker! Dunne has long been one of my favorite authors, and […]
Here are some bird book reviews that I’ve come across recently. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America The House and other Arctic musings Opposable Chums – a documentary on the World Series of Birding 10,000 Birds Picus Blog Who Killed the Great Auk? Great Auk – or Greatest Auk? A Supremely Bad Idea: […]

by Luke Dempsey

A very funny, and often irreverent, look at what happens when birding takes hold of the author’s life.

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