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.
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
Sibley's Birding Basics
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0375709665
A noted bird painter and author of the Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior offers an easy-to-follow introduction to birding, explaining how to identify various species of birds from their habitats, behaviors, characteristic feathers, and sounds and providing tips on where to look for birds. Original. 150,000 first printing.
How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
Hardcover ISBN: 0878575928
An informative handbook of American birds explains how to use landscaping and plantings to provide food and shelter and attract birds to the garden, offers practical tips on food for birds, and includes a directory of one hundred types of birds
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
A Complete Guide to Bird Feeding
Paperback ISBN: 0679750525
Detailed advice on the design and placement of bird feeders accompanies information on the selection, preparation, and placement of foods suitable for specifically identified birds and describes species of birds in various regional locations. Reprint. 15,000 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