An Artist Looks into the Nest
Hardcover ISBN: 0544206703
An artist and a wildlife rehabilitator presents a visually stunning book, combining art and natural history, that is filled with more than 400 watercolor paintings that capture the breathtakingly swift development of 17 different species of wild birds. 35,000 first printing.
The Delightful Horror of Family Birding
Sharing Nature With the Next Generation
Paperback ISBN: 1937226913
"Pithy, funny, and wise essays about forays into nature…Knapp writes wittily of nature's nuances. Tales of field trips with students, birding with family, or the fun of leading bird walks ('Look! Butterbutts!') all contribute to the cheerful wonder Knapp evokes." —BOOKLIST "Eli J. Knapp's The Delightful Horror of Family Birding trots the globe with humor, insight, and deep–seated appreciation for nature and bird–watching…focuses on its subject with wit, erudition, and passion as vast as a great flock darkening the daytime sky."—FOREWORD REVIEWS
Birding Without Borders
An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World
Paperback ISBN: 1328494632
In 2015, Noah Strycker, a young American birder, became the first person to see more than half of the 10,000 bird species on planet Earth in one year. Traveling to forty-one countries on seven continents with just a small backpack, a pair of binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, Noah not only set a new world record, he also captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world.
100 Birds to See in Your Lifetime
The Ultimate Wish-list for Birders Everywhere
Hardcover ISBN: 1787392449
This stunningly photographed guide is a must-have for bird-watchers. Each entry describes the natural history and significance of the featured species, with information including Size (and Wingspan, where applicable); Distribution; Habitat; Classification; Population & Conservation status; and reason for inclusion. Fiercely debated by two renowned birding authors, the contents of this wish list include endangered species; birds with exceptional plumage or behavior; and ones with legendary status.
101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed from Your Birdfeeder by Squirrels
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1556523025
Describes how to outsmart the greedy, crafty squirrels who are determined to make all birdseed their own
The Verb to Bird
Sightings of an Avid Birder
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1589880013
All around the world, birds are the subject of intense, even spiritual, fascination, but relatively few people see the word bird as a verb. Peter Cashwell is one who does, and with good reason: He birds (because he can't help it), and he teaches grammar (because he's paid to). An English teacher by profession and an avid birder by inner calling, Cashwell has written a whimsical and critical book about his many obsessions — birds, birders, language, literature, parenting, pop culture, and the human race. Cashwell lovingly but irreverently explores the practice of birding, from choosing a field guide to luring vultures out of shrubbery, and gives his own eclectic travelogue of some of the nation's finest bird habitats. Part memoir, part natural history, part apology, The Verb 'To Bird' will enlighten and entertain anyone who's ever wandered around wet fields at the crack of dawn with dog-eared field guides crushed against the granola bars in their pockets. But you don't have to know the field marks of an indigo bunting to appreciate Cashwell's experiences with non-lending libraries, venomous insects, sports marketing, and animated Christmas specials. A Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers" Selection for Summer 2003 A Summer Paperback Book Sense 76 Pick
The Art of Mindful Birdwatching
Reflections on Freedom & Being
Hardcover ISBN: 1782404287
"In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson elegantly weaves a narrative full of her own delightfully documented encounters with birds in amongst sage guidance on using mindfulness to help readers become deeply aware of the present moment. Following Claire's clearly described exercises has the potential to lead one from mere identification to making deeply insightful observations into the life of birds." - British Trust of Ornithology Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity of the avian world. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky? Or delighted in the uplifting tunes of nature’s songsters? Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds - if we simply pay them attention. With The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson reveals how the practice of mindfulness enriches our birdwatching experiences - and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness. To Claire, bird flight is a symbol of freedom to soar through life without constraint, and mindfulness similarly enables us to invite freedom and happiness into our own lives.