Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean by Scott Weidensaul From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds — instantly […]
The House of Owls by Tony Angell From Yale University Press: For a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home. The journals in which the author recorded his observations, […]
The Great Horned Owl: An In-depth Study by Scott Rashid From Schiffer Publishing: The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl found throughout most of North America. Adult owls are between eighteen to 24 inches from head to tail and can have a wing span of more than four feet. Their long ear tufts and […]
I wish I could review every bird book that I get. But, unfortunately, that doesn’t seem like it will happen. Here are some recent books that I haven’t gotten to yet. I may eventually post a full review for some of these, but I wanted to go ahead and give some brief thoughts on them. […]
I know why you’re here, Neo. I know what you’ve been doing… why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit by your computer. You’re looking for bird book reviews. (Or is that just me?) Owls The Birdbooker Report Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England 10,000 Birds […]
Owls by Marianne Taylor From Cornell University Press: From tiny Elf and Pygmy Owls through the familiar Tawny and Barn Owls to the giant Eagle and Fish Owls, these fierce hunters of dawn, dusk and night have long held a fascination for people around the world. This informative book, covering all owl species found in […]
One bird book review to rule them all… Birds Through Irish Eyes British Birds Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan The Drinking Bird The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds 10,000 Birds Advanced Bird ID Handbook: The Western Palearctic Rare Bird Alert Catching the Bug: A Sound […]
by Frances Backhouse
A very good overview of the owl family and introduction to North America’s representatives.
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by Stacey O'Brien
This story of a woman and her owl is fascinating, utterly amazing, and even educational.
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The most important bird books may not be the latest and greatest field guides, or the bird-finding guide to that birding mecca you’ve always wanted to visit. It may very well be books for kids. They can be instrumental in imparting a life-long love for the natural world. They were for me. A fellow Georgia […]