Birding

On the craft of birding.

A Guide to Bird Watching

by Joseph J. Hickey

January 19, 2007


This classic is fascinating and still worth reading today.

Birding in the American West: A Handbook

Birding in the American West: A Handbook

by Kevin J. Zimmer

March 26, 2007


This is essentially three books in one: a general birding guide; advanced identification for difficult birds; and a bird-finding guide. Each one of these sections is excellent. The advanced ID section alone makes it a good purchase for ANY birder in North America.

Birding Lite: A Humorous How-to Guide for All Who Enjoy Watching Birds

Birding Lite: A Humorous How-to Guide for All Who Enjoy Watching Birds

by Stan Dryden

February 2, 2010


An introduction to birding especially suitable for those curious about bird watching or just getting into it.

Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips From North America’s Top Birders

Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips From North America’s Top Birders

by Lisa White

March 8, 2008


A collection of good, albeit brief, tips from some of the best that birding has to offer.

How to Be a Better Birder

How to Be a Better Birder

by Derek Lovitch

May 21, 2012


Excellent resource for intermediate and more advanced birders.

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding

by Kenn Kaufman

May 26, 2011


An excellent guide for anyone, from beginner to expert, wanting to improve upon their bird identification skills.

National Geographic Bird-watcher’s Bible: A Complete Treasury

National Geographic Bird-watcher’s Bible: A Complete Treasury

by Jonathan Alderfer (Editor)

November 9, 2012


A highly illustrated, enjoyable introduction to just about everything to do with birds.

The Art of Bird Finding: Before You ID Them, You Have to See Them

The Art of Bird Finding: Before You ID Them, You Have to See Them

by Pete Dunne

December 3, 2011


Want to find more birds? Of course you do, and Pete Dunne tells you how.

The Art of Bird Identification: A Straightforward Approach to Putting a Name to the Bird

The Art of Bird Identification: A Straightforward Approach to Putting a Name to the Bird

by Pete Dunne

October 14, 2012


An excellent introduction to bird identification for beginners.