We’re getting to the end of the year and it’s time for a look back at the best bird books published in 2018. Once again, 10,000 Birds book reviewer Donna Schulman joins me to talk about our favorites. Donna and I each share our Top 5, including field guides, family specific guides, and narratives from well-known authors and publishers.

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Donna’s Top 5

1) Birds of Central America – Andrew Vallely & Dale Dyer

2) Birds of Prey of the East/West – Brian K. Wheeler

3) Peterson Guide to Bird Identification in 12 Steps – Steve NG Howell & Brian Sullivan

4) The Feather Thief – Kirk Wallace Johnson

5) Belonging on an Island – Daniel Lewis

Nate’s Top 5

1) Birds of Central America – Andrew Vallely & Dale Dyer

2) Gulls Simplified – Pete Dunne & Kevin Karlson

3) Birds of Nicaragua – Liliana Chavarria-Duriaux, Robert Dean, & Robert T. Moore

4) Birds of Prey of the East/West – Brian K. Wheeler

5) ABA Field Guide to Birds of Oregon – Dave Irons & Brian Small

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